Chattanooga Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Chattanooga Police Department announces Sergeant Jeremy Eames has joined the Communications team. Sgt. Eames' primary role as public information officer (PIO) will be to support crime prevention messaging and incident response. He will also serve as the primary point of contact for police-related incidents and reports and will respond to crime or traffic incidents as deemed necessary by the department. 

Sgt. Eames  has served the citizens of Chattanooga for 20 years, primarily as a neighborhood policing officer then sergeant in the Adam South/Central Zone.
Along with PIO duties, Sgt. Eames will continue to serve as a CPD SWAT team squad leader. Sgt. Eames earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga. 

Sgt. Eames looks forward to making time over the coming months to meet area media representatives, so productive relationships between CPD and the media continue.

Tennessee Public Libraries Continue To Serve Despite Building Closures

W Road Closed Wednesday

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Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many public libraries continue to serve their communities and in partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, are offering several ... (click for more)

The Hamilton County Highway Department announced the W Road will be closed Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Highway Department will be performing maintenance along the road shoulders and ... (click for more)

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W Road Closed Wednesday

The Hamilton County Highway Department announced the W Road will be closed Wednesday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Highway Department will be performing maintenance along the road shoulders and equipment will be in the road, so the gates will be closed and no traffic will be allowed through. Flaggers will be on site for those that live on the W Road, but anyone needing to go ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Perspective On The Virus

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