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Message From Chief J. David Bishop

On behalf of the men and women of the Cleveland Police Department, it is with great honor and pride that I welcome you to the Cleveland Police Department website. I would like to take this opportunity to give you a quick overview of the Department.

The Cleveland Police Department has been nationally accredited by CALEA since 2009. We received our State of Tennessee accreditation in 2012.

We are currently authorized for 91 Certified Police Officers, two (2) Codes Enforcement Officers and 11 full-time civilian employees, along with one (1) part-time civilian employee, 13 School Crossing Guards and eight (8) Animal Control employees. We also maintain an excellent Volunteer Program consisting of a 15 member Public Service Unit and a nine (9) member Chaplain Unit.

The success of the Cleveland Police Department is due to the hard-working and talented men and women that make up our Department. Our primary objective is to ensure a high quality of life for our citizens by promoting safety and lowering the crime rate. We are here to help you.

I can assure you that we will be courteous, professional, honest, proactive, and responsive in the fulfillment of our duties. We will work diligently to become better every day and look forward to working cooperatively with the community to build your respect and trust.

It is an honor to serve as Chief of Police as I work daily alongside sworn and civilian personnel who are dedicated to serving the citizens of Cleveland. Thank you for visiting our website.

J. David Bishop
Chief of Police
Cleveland Police Dept.
100 Church Street NE
Cleveland TN 37311-5330
423-559-3311 office
423-559-3327 fax

Contact Info
J. David Bishop
J. David Bishop

Chief of Police

Ph: (423) 559-3311
Fx: (423) 559-3327

Cleveland Police Department

100 Church St. N.E.
Cleveland, TN 37311-5330

Ph: (423) 476-1121
Fx: (423) 559-3315