Divisions of the Department

Detective James Lyell dusting for prints

Criminal Investigations Division

Commander Eddie Breeden

The Criminal Investigation Division of the D.P.D. is composed of 10 Detectives and 1 secretary. The function of the C.I.D. Unit is to apprehend those offenders who elude arrest at the hands of the Patrol Division. The division handles all cases from theft to murder. 2 of the Detectives are assigned to a joint vice task force with the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department.

Patrol Division

Lt. Todd Christian
(615) 441-9597 Ext. 1

The Patrol Division of the Dickson Police Department is the largest division in the department.

Made up of 30 uniformed Patrol Officers who are responsible for 24-hour 7-day a week patrol of the city. Commanded by a Lieutenant and three shift supervisors, the Patrol Division is split into three patrol zones. Each officer is responsible for their zone throughout their 8-hour shift. In addition to being a first responder to all criminal calls and traffic accidents, the Patrol Division also addresses a myriad of calls that include ordinances and crime prevention.

Training on a firing range

Training Division

Commander: Robert Odom

It is the intent of the City of Dickson Police Department Training Division to provide employees with training established by legal mandate or determined by the department to be necessary. The Training Division is responsible for the development, coordination, and presentation of all training within the department.

The goals of the Dickson Police Department training program are:

  1. To meet mandatory and in-service training requirements.
  2. To provide better-educated and more professional personnel.
  3. To provide more efficient and effective accomplishments of departmental objectives.
  4. To improve police community relations.
  5. To provide career development opportunities within the department.
  6. To provide training in specialized areas of law enforcement.
  7. To provide training consistent with department law enforcement responsibilities.

Training is a continual never-ending process involving all members of the Dickson Police Department. The training function is the responsibility of the Training Division. These responsibilities include: training both sworn and civilian personnel, developing training programs, notifying personnel of available training, selecting instructors and supervising the field training program just to name a few.


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