The Germantown Police Department is a professional, progressive law enforcement organization committed to serving Germantown residents and visitors. With 108 officers and 23 public safety dispatchers, the department is supported by civilian administrative staff and benefits from outstanding community support and civic involvement.
The administration of the police department rests with Chief of Police Richard Hall and the appointed Command Staff which sets department strategy, prepares and manages the budget, manages staffing, measuring performance and preparing statistical reports. The police department is organized into three divisions: Police Services, Uniform Patrol and Investigations.
Germantown Police Department has earned accreditation through the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, a program created and managed by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police. Accreditation means the department has policies and procedures in place for situations such as high speed pursuits, arrests and recordkeeping. Benefits of the status include a $100 reduction per officer annually in law enforcement liability premiums and fewer resources spent on legal defense costs. The process requires an in-depth review of every aspect of the department’s organization, management, operations and administration.
The Germantown Police Department is located inside the Germantown City Hall, 1930 South Germantown Road. After-hours access is available at the entrance on the north side of the building near Muncipal Park lake.
The mission of the Germantown Police Department is to maintain a peaceful and orderly environment that ensures protection of life and property through equitable enforcement of laws, rapid response and community education.
Protect life and property
Prevent unlawful activities
Respond to calls for service
Support safe community activities and events
Provide a quality workforce
Establish a high performance team police department
Provide customer satisfaction
Continue the total commitment to community policing
Remain one of the safest cities in the mid-south
P – Performance
R – Responsibility
I – Integrity
D – Dedication
E – Empathy