Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Seeks Re-Accreditation

NASHVILLE - Final preparations are underway for the on-site assessment of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation by representatives of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The assessment is scheduled for July 29 - August 1, 2019. The CALEA team is due to arrive in Nashville on Monday, July 29, 2019 and … Continue reading Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Seeks Re-Accreditation

Former Assistant Jail Administrator Charged with Assault, Official Oppression

CLAIBORNE COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of the former assistant jail administrator in Claiborne County. Last month, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating an alleged assault of an inmate at the Claiborne County … Continue reading Former Assistant Jail Administrator Charged with Assault, Official Oppression

Tullahoma Man Indicted, Charged with Murder in Drug-Related Deaths

TULLAHOMA – Working alongside several local agencies, Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division have obtained indictments for a Tullahoma man in connection to the recent suspected drug-related deaths of two individuals. Following the deaths in early June, TBI Agents joined the investigation, alongside the Tullahoma Police Department, the Manchester Police … Continue reading Tullahoma Man Indicted, Charged with Murder in Drug-Related Deaths

Former Police Chief Indicted, Charged in TBI Misconduct Case

TELLICO PLAINS – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a former police chief accused of misconduct. On February 14th, at the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Agents began investigating missing funds from the Tellico Plains Police Department’s drug enforcement fund, which totaled approximately $840. … Continue reading Former Police Chief Indicted, Charged in TBI Misconduct Case

TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

At the request of 10th District Attorney General  Stephen Crump, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances leading to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday evening in Bradley County. Preliminary information indicates the incident began just before 8:30 p.m. when officers with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a location in the 1200 block of … Continue reading TBI Agents Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Bradley County

TBI Investigating Hawkins County Use-Of-Force Incident

At the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents are investigating the circumstances surrounding a use-of-force incident that occurred in Hawkins County Tuesday evening. Preliminary information indicates that the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle crash along with shots being fired at a location on Short Road. Upon arrival, … Continue reading TBI Investigating Hawkins County Use-Of-Force Incident

TBI Releases Two New Crime Studies: Domestic Violence & School Crime

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two new studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crime identified as having a domestic violence nexus. Both studies utilize data from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the findings of ‘School Crime 2018’: The overall number of offenses … Continue reading TBI Releases Two New Crime Studies: Domestic Violence & School Crime

Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – A joint investigation has led to the indictment of a Sneedville man in connection to a fire that occurred in Hancock County. In August 2018, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Special Agents joined Tennessee Fire Investigative Services and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a … Continue reading Sneedville Man Charged in Hancock County Arson Case

We’re Hiring at TBI Headquarters!

TBI JOB OPENING CRIME INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST TENNESSEE INFORMATION ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (TIES) UNIT TBI HEADQUARTERS 2 VACANCIES  JOB DUTIES Responsible for monitoring the TIES computer system to ensure law enforcement agencies and databases are connected and working. Assists law enforcement agencies with National Crime Information Center (NCIC) entries and other TIES transactions. Monitors and transmits … Continue reading We’re Hiring at TBI Headquarters!

Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case

HANCOCK COUNTY – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a former Hancock County corrections officer accused of having sexual contact with an inmate. In February, at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong, TBI Agents began investigating Jacob Cole Heck (DOB 8/27/94). … Continue reading Former Hancock County Corrections Officer Indicted in TBI Misconduct Case