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Former Crossville Police Chief among City Manager applicants
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday September 29, 2016

Former Crossville Police Chief, Rodney Shoap, has submitted his application for the position of Crossville City Manager. The list of applicants has grown to 28 with the latest applicants being: Michael Putt, Sr, of Memphis; David Burkett of Apple Valley, CA; Jennifer James-Mesloh of Marquette, MI; Harry Staven of Richland, WA; and Ashley Lockhard of Holly Springs, NC.


Sept. 30 Graduation Marks State Law Enforcement Academy’s 50th Anniversary Wednesday September 28, 2016

NASHVILLE – More than 90 newly certified officers will graduate at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30 from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy (TLETA) during a ceremony to be held at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church at 3475 Lebanon Pike in Hermitage, Tenn. The event will coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of TLETA as Tennessee’s leading law enforcement training organization.

Basic Police School Class 1799’s members will serve numerous police departments, sheriffs’ offices and state agencies, including the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Guests should use the parking lot located on Juarez Drive directly across from Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. This is the only lot to be used for the graduation. Entrance to the church is directly across the street. Please enter through the church’s main entrance.

The next Basic Police School class begins Sunday, Oct. 2 with graduation set for Thursday, Dec. 22.


Rinnie Community and Pugh Cemetery Road Join Cumb. Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Safe Communities Program
Wednesday September 28, 2016

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce that the Rinnie Community Safe Watch and Pugh Cemetery Road Safe Community have joined the Operation: Safe Communities Program.

If you would like to make your community a safer by joining the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department Operation: Safe Communities Program call (931) 246-9882.


More College Credits Awarded
Wednesday September 28, 2016

Department of Education's Candice McQueen says that close to 7,500 credits have been awarded to Tennessee Public School Students.

More students than ever before in Tennessee are taking AP exams.
The amount of students is up close to 9% more than last year.

Close to 4,000 exams scored 3 or higher on the AP exams, which makes students able to receive college credit for their high school work.

Former Cumb. Co. Man and Canadian Man Arrested in Internet Crimes Investigation

Former Cumb. Co. Man and Canadian Man Arrested in Internet Crimes Investigation
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday September 28, 2016

A former resident of Cumberland County and a Canadian man have both been arrested on child pornography charges. WVLT reports that a joint investigation between ALERT Internet Child Exploitation, United States Homeland Security, and the Knoxville Internet Crimes Against Children Unit led to the arrest of Peter Ritchie, 44, of Alberta, Canada. Knoxville police say that Ritchie was allegedly sharing child sexual exploitation material with a Tennessee inmate. That man is 28-year-old Christopher Grippe, formerly of Cumberland County, who is currently serving an 8-year sentence for sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorities say Grippe smuggled an electronic device into prison and met Ritchie via social media. Ritche has been charged with possession, distributing, and making child pornography. According to WVLT, Christopher Grippe was indicted for distribution and possession of child pornography. His arraignment is scheduled for October 3. Charges similar to Grippe's carry a minimum sentence of 15 years, WVLT reports. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


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