The City of Piperton was formally incorporated as a city in 1974. The city depended on the Fayette County Sheriff's office for police services until 2005 when a police department was formed.
The officers of the City of Piperton Police Department provide service and assistance to the City of Piperton residents, visitors and passing motorist. The officers provide 24 hours, 7 days a week coverage, patrolling the city to detect and prevent criminal or unwanted activity.
The officers respond to calls for service that include:
- Criminal activity
- Motor vehicle crashes
Additionally the officers address issues regarding enforcement of traffic ordinances. Traffic is one of our primary concerns. We believe we can reduce the number and severity of automobile crashes through high visibility and strict enforcement of traffic laws.
The Department has 3 officers that are POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Commission certified training officers. These officers are certified by the state of Tennessee in the instruction of:
- Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)
- Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging)
- Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging)
- Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops (STOPS)
- Verbal Judo
Other Officer Training
Additionally, the department has officers trained in advanced traffic crash investigation and traffic crash reconstruction for investigating serious traffic crashes. Every officer receives a minimum of 40 hours of in-service training annually to maintain their certification as police officers.