Crossville Police Department
99 Municipal Avenue
Crossville, Tennessee 38555
(931) 484-7231 ~ (931) 707-8391 Fax
Mark Rosser, Chief of Police
LETTER FROM THE CHIEF OF POLICE
To our community:
We at the Crossville Police Department are thankful for our relationship with you. We live, work, shop, and dine among you. Our children go to school with your children. We attend churches and community events with you. We are as much a part of our community as you are. We, like you, are proud to be a part of the Crossville community.
Like you, we also have a calling. Unfortunately in our society there are those who prey on the innocent. There are those who steal, who injure, who kill, who target our children and the elderly. We deal everyday with the darkness that you don’t see. We stand ready to respond in your moment of fear. We share in that moment when you return home and feel violated as you realize someone has broken into your home. We are there with you when you lose a loved one to senseless violence. We do our best to preserve life and property, including that of those who would do others harm. We are by no means perfect, but we must remain peacemakers, even when our own blood boils. We accept that we must hold ourselves to a higher standard to maintain your trust, and we cherish and protect that trust.
Recent events leading up to and including the slaying of the five police officers in Dallas have further illustrated the need for unity in a world where divisiveness and hate are so pervasive. Yes, it makes us angry. We are not superhuman. However, we will continue to protect our relationship of trust with you. We will not let recent events change or dictate who we are or what we stand for.
When a citizen is approached by a law enforcement officer who is merely responding to a call for service, and that citizen feels like the officer’s actions are unjustified or unprofessional, resisting or challenging that officer on the street is neither a proper nor effective way to air that grievance. The proper avenue is to file a complaint with your Police Chief, or to address the issue to the court.
As your Chief, my office will always have an open door policy for the citizens to redress any grievances.
We truly appreciate the support that our community has shown us, and we thank you for helping us as we strive for a better community.
Mark Rosser, Chief of Police
Police Memorial Ceremony May 14, 2015
Members of Crossville P.D. Honor Guard: L-R, Ptl. E.J. Williams, Det. Donnie Hammons, Maj. Mark Rosser, Det. Danny Harris
Officer E.J. Williams honoring fallen officers.
May 10-15, 2015 is graduation week in Cumberland County; we want to remind everyone to celebrate safely. During the week of graduation, drunk driving claims more young lives than any other time of year. Let’s make this the year we take back our celebration and honor our graduates, not mourn those who could be lost from an awful mistake.
Stay smart, stay safe and stay sober!
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Thank you… and Congratulations Class of 2015!
Senior Police Academy
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 the Crossville Police Department graduated 28 citizens from the Crossville Police Department Senior Citizen’s Academy. The group began their adventure on Wednesday, January 14th and met each Wednesday following, (except for some pretty bad weather weeks!) until graduation. Way to stick with it!