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La Vergne Police Department


The La Vergne Police Department has 50 commissioned officers.

This includes the Chief, detectives, narcotics/gang unit and patrol officers.

The long-range plan of the city is to add 4 additional officers every year for the next 5 years, and to upgrade the police cars through a lease-rotation program. Officers in the department work a number of different patrols such as the Vehicle Patrol and Motorcycle Patrol. In addition, two officers work as a K-9 officers.

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Patrol
The patrol officers of the La Vergne Police Department (LPD) are involved in a number of patrols including vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle. LPD’s patrol unit is divided into 3 shifts and a Crime Suppression Unit.

Officer Hours
  • The morning shift officers work 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Second shift officers work 2 p.m. to 12 midnight.
  • Third shift officers work 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
The overlapping shifts allow for a power shift 3 times per day. Officers work 4 days on, 3 days off.

Vehicle Patrol
LPD currently has more than 40 patrol cars which allow officers to patrol the streets of the city during the 3 daily shifts. They patrol streets and business parking lots to ensure the safety of the residents of La Vergne.

Motorcycle Patrol
LPD’s motorcycle unit consists of 2 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycles which are typically used during the first and second shifts of each day. The motorcycles can be ridden 7 days per week, 365 days per year, unless weather conditions are dangerous.

Criminal Investigation Division (CID)
Six detectives currently work in the La Vergne Police Department’s Criminal Investigation unit. The CID unit works hundreds of cases per year including domestic and sexual crimes, robberies, burglaries and thefts, assault and other serious crimes.

For more information about LPD’s CID or to speak with a detective, please call 615-793-7744 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The La Vergne Police Department knows that safety is a primary concern for you and your family. The department will help you set up a neighborhood watch program because a community partnership is important to prevent criminal activity. Your eyes and ears are important in helping to report suspicious activity.

For more information on Neighborhood Organizing, keeping your family safe, drugs, gangs and more, view our links.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program
For children, department officers teach the nationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) and Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) programs. In addition, the department continues to be active in Community Oriented Policing, a popular style of policing.

Out of this has come the Neighborhood Watch Program and the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). Officers and Neighborhood Watch programs also host special community-related informative meetings to discuss issues such as gangs, drugs and identity theft. The department also participates in National Night Out.

The department is heavily involved in the Judicial District 16’s Domestic Violence program. During the holidays the department and local motorcyclists host a Toy Run to collect gifts for needy children.

For additional information, contact the La Vergne Police Department Records Department at 615-793-7744.