Chattanooga Police Department Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications For March 12 Session

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Chattanooga Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is accepting applications for its upcoming nine-week session, which will begin on Thursday, March 12. Each session runs from 6:8 p.m.

Class participants are taught by police officers who cover topics such as SWAT, EOD, Patrol, Narcotics, Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, just to name a few. The CPA is also an opportunity for community members to engage with department personnel and to learn more about the services provided, discuss current issues regarding policing and ask questions. 

Applications for the upcoming CPA are available online.

Billy Burnette Names Assistant Chief Of HCEMS

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Announce Ribbon Cutting For Pickleball Courts Set For Thursday

Proposals Sought From Black Artists For Tribute To Bessie Smith At Blue Goose Hollow


Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service announces the promotion of A-Shift Captain Billy Burnette to assistant chief of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. Asst. Chief Burnette began ... (click for more)

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Department is so serious about pickleball that it completed a project to convert the tennis courts at Brookwood Park into pickleball courts. There will be a ribbon ... (click for more)

The Bessie Tribute Public Art Committee is seeking qualifications from Black artists to design, fabricate and install a sculptural marker and tribute to Bessie Smith at the Blue Goose Hollow ... (click for more)



Happenings

Billy Burnette Names Assistant Chief Of HCEMS

Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service announces the promotion of A-Shift Captain Billy Burnette to assistant chief of Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. Asst. Chief Burnette began his career with Emergency Medical Services in 1993 as a part-time emergency medical technician and was licensed as a paramedic in 1994. He was named lieutenant with the Hamilton County service ... (click for more)

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Announce Ribbon Cutting For Pickleball Courts Set For Thursday

Dalton’s Parks and Recreation Department is so serious about pickleball that it completed a project to convert the tennis courts at Brookwood Park into pickleball courts. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open and dedicate the courts on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Invented by two friends in 1965, the game of pickleball was called “one of the fastest growing sports ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Governor Lee Calls Special Session On COVID-19 Liability Protections, Telehealth Services, Capitol Grounds

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday called for the Tennessee General Assembly to convene next Monday for a special session to address COVID-19 liability protections, telehealth services and laws governing the Capitol grounds. “As COVID-19 continues to present unique challenges, we feel it is in the best interest of the state to convene a special session to address liability ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has Just 44 New Coronavirus Cases, But Highest Number Yet In Intensive Care; Tennessee Has 19 More Deaths

Hamilton County had just 44 new coronavirus cases on Monday, but had the highest number of COVID patients yet in Intensive Care - 35. The cases were down from Sunday's 62 new cases after recent numbers reached up to 175 in a day. Total cases now are 5,617. There were 85 COVID patients hospitalized as well as nine more suspected cases. Deaths remain at 48. The number ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mark Kimsey Was The Real Deal And Larger Than Life

Rest In Peace to one of the most honorable, intelligent and entertaining human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Mark Kimsey, you were an eloquent and extremely talented writer and the epitome of what an American Law Enforcement Officer should be - courageous, scholarly, empathetic, proficient and selfless. Words can not begin to express how much you are respected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Laughing With Jim Murray

When I was in high school, I would love it when the “Newspapers in Education” would roll around once a week. The Chattanooga Times was a real Godsend because it offered me something interesting to read during class and, man, I would pounce on the paper. I would immediately find the syndicated columnist, Jim Murray, and revel in his every word. He was - and this I believe to this ... (click for more)