Curfew for Juveniles

Q. Where is the Collierville Police Jail and when is it open?

A.The Collierville Jail is located at 156 North Rowlett Street. Collierville, TN 38107. The Holding Facility is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Q. What is the Collierville Police Jail?

A. The Collierville Jail holds prisoners that are generally confined for less than 72 hours before being released or transferred to another facility.

Q. Where is the Shelby County Jail?

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The Shelby County Jail is located at 201 Poplar Ave in Memphis.

Q. How can I find out if someone is in the Collierville Jail?

A. In person: Contact Jail staff in the Jail’s lobby at 156 North Rowlett Street, Collierville, TN or By telephone: (901) 457-2500.

Q. What does it mean when a person is "booked" into the Jail?

A. This is an administrative process documenting a prisoner's entrance into the Jail. The process includes collecting information such as the person's name, address, reason for the arrest (criminal charge(s)), and inventorying personal property. A photograph and fingerprints are taken as well.

Q. What occurs during an arraignment?

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An arraignment is a formal meeting between a judge and a prisoner. The judge informs the prisoner of his or her charge(s), reads the prisoner his or her rights, and advises the prisoner of the bond amount. If the prisoner qualifies, an attorney is also appointed during arraignment.

Q. When are prisoners arraigned?

A. Arraignments are generally held Monday – Friday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm, but can occur at alternate times to accommodate Judges schedule.

Q.When may I visit a prisoner?

A. Visitation generally occurs daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. but is subject to cancellation, without notice, by the Jail Facility Supervisor. Visitation requirements are:

  • Visitation is limited to 10 minutes with a maximum of 2 people allowed per visit
  • Visitors must be appropriately dressed, be at least 17 years of age, present a driver's license or state issued identification card and have no outstanding arrest warrants.

Q. What items may I bring a prisoner?

A. Personal items of convenience and money may not be contributed to the prisoner's property. Prisoner prescription medication will be accepted and dispensed in the prescribed manner.

Q. How may I get a prisoner's property?

A. Prisoner property can only be released after the prisoner grants written permission authorizing the release. To claim prisoner property it is necessary to:

  • Complete a property release form
  • Present a driver's license or a state issued identification card.

Q. May a prisoner make free phone calls?

A. Prisoners are allowed to place limited free telephone calls once the booking process has been completed. A prisoner also has the opportunity to make collect phone calls from inside the jail.

Q. Will city employees recommend a bail bond company or an attorney?

A. No, but most bail bond companies and attorneys can be located in the phone book, on the internet, or by using directory assistance.

Q. Where can prisoners released from the Collierville Jail be picked up?

A. Prisoners are released in the Jail lobby on the south side of the Collierville Police Department located at 156 North Rowlett St.

Q. Where do I go to get someone out of jail / holding facility?

A. The Collierville Jail, 156 North Rowlett St., Collierville, takes care of all release processes including bonds and cash payments for fines.

Identity theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft can cost you time and money. It can destroy your credit and ruin your good name.

Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.

  • Shred financial documents and paperwork with personal information before you discard them.
  • Protect your Social Security number. Don't carry your Social Security card in your wallet or write your Social Security number on a check. Give it out only if absolutely necessary or ask to use another identifier.
  • Don't give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or over the Internet unless you know who you are dealing with.
  • Never click on links sent in unsolicited emails; instead, type in a web address you know.

The Collierville Police Department continues to strive to provide crime information tips as part of our efforts to reduce the risk of citizens in this community "falling victim" to identity theft. Although the Collierville Police Department continues to provide information to our citizens, we realize that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes across the nation. As part of our effort to reduce your chances of becoming a victim, we would like to share below some tips that can easily help reduce your risk of identity theft.

  • Keep your firewalls, anti-spy ware, and anti-virus software to protect your home computer; keep them up-to-date.
  • Don't use an obvious password like your birth date, your mother's maiden name, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Keep your personal information in a secure place at home, especially if you have roommates, employ outside help, or are having work done in your house.

The above safety tips are some of the important general tips you can use to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. You can use these tips along with others provide through the links below to become better aware of what you can do to help protect your identity. If you become a victim of identity theft, contact your local police department for assistance.

Additional information on identity theft can be obtained on the Internet at the following links:

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Common Fraud Schemes

US Postal Inspectors - Fraud

Are scooters legal to ride on the street?

Due to several complaints that we have received about scooters, we have posted the following to answer any questions you might have. According the State of Tennessee some are and some aren't. If a scooter is under 50cc, 2 brake horsepower, has an automatic transmission and has a maximum speed of 30 mph on level ground it may be street legal if it has the proper equipment. A scooter that meets these requirements is considered a "Motorized Bicycle". A legal scooter must have a headlight capable of illuminating 200' in front of it. It must have a taillight capable of being distinguished 100' behind it. It must have at least one brake, a left side mirror and a muffler. If the scooter meets these requirements it is street legal. A scooter meeting these requirements will not have to be registered as it is considered a "Motorized Bicycle". To operate a scooter on the street a person must posses a Chauffer or Motorcycle license. This means that anyone under 14 years old cannot legally ride a scooter on the street.

Collierville City Ordinance prohibits scooters from being operated upon any sidewalk. If you have any other questions, please e-mail the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 901-457-2500.

Should Collierville worry about Terrorism?

What is Terrorism? Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government or its citizens in furtherance of certain political or social objectives. The FBI divides terrorism into two categories: domestic and international. Domestic terrorism is based and executed in the United States by our own citizens without foreign direction. International terrorism, which is connected to foreign governments or groups, transcends our nation's boundaries. Terrorist acts against U.S. citizens can occur anywhere in the world.

Investigating Terrorism: The Collierville Police Department has recognized the best way to investigate terrorist threats and related information is to work in a partnership with other agencies. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), composed of local, state and federal agencies, is working jointly with other non-member agencies to investigate terrorism matters throughout the Memphis area.

How can you help? The Collierville Police Department is seeking your assistance in preventing terrorist acts. Certain activities can indicate that terrorist planning is occurring, especially when these activities take place at or near key facilities such as government, military, utility, or other high profile sites, or places where large numbers of people gather. Suspicious activity of interest may include:

  1. SURVEILLANCE: Are you aware of anyone recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras/maps/binoculars, etc., near key facilities?
  2. SUSPICIOUS QUESTIONING: Are you aware of anyone attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, etc., regarding a key facility or its personnel?
  3. TESTS OF SECURITY: Are you aware of any attempts to penetrate or test physical security/procedures at a key facility?
  4. ACQUIRING SUPPLIES: Are you aware of anyone attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for key facilities or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances which could be used in a terrorism attack?
  5. SUSPICIOUS PERSONS: Are you aware of anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, or business establishment or near a key facility?
  6. DRY RUNS: Have you observed any behavior which appears to be practice for terrorist activity such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activity?
  7. DEPLOYING ASSETS: Have you observed any abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons deploying near a key facilities?

HATE CRIMES against an individual or group based on their religion, race or ethnicity may also rise to the level of a terrorist act and should immediately be reported.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? If you detect suspicious activity which may relate to terrorism, please contact the Collierville Police Department or the JTTF as soon as possible.

In 2002, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, published a useful guide entitled  United for a Stronger America:  Citizens' Preparedness Guide that provides more information about how citizens can participate in the prevention of terrorism. Another on-line resource,  Terrorism - Awareness and Prevention,1 put out by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, was created to help educate citizens about the realities and myths of terrorists and terrorism. It also provides guidance on what individuals can do to help in protecting their communities.

BE ALERT FOR and REPORT . . .

SURVEILLANCE,
SUSPICIOUS QUESTIONING,

TESTS OF SECURITY,

ACQUIRING SUPPLIES,

SUSPICIOUS PERSONS,

DRY RUNS &

DEPLOYING ASSETS

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO:

The Collierville Police Department

By telephone at (901) 853-3207 or

Through the FBI Tips Form at https://tips.fbi.gov/

What are the child restraint laws?

Tennessee's Child Restraint Law

Public Law 299, Changes Effective July 1, 2005

Bold text indicates Tennessee Law. Smaller text is recommendations of "best practice" by national safety advocates: American Academy of Pediatrics, NHTSA and National Safe Kids Campaign.

Section 1. Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA), Section 55-9-602, (a)(1) Any person transporting any child, under one (1) year of age, or any child weighing (20) pounds or less, . . . is responsible for using a child restraint in a rear-facing position, meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards, in the rear seat if available. . . National safety advocates recommend that infants continue rear facing as long as possible for the best protection in a crash. Some large convertible type car seats may allow children to ride rear-facing up to 35 pounds.

(2). . . any person transporting any child, one (1) through three (3) years of age weighing greater than 20 pounds. . . is responsible for the protection of a child and properly using a child passenger restraint system in a forward-facing position. . . in the rear seat if available or according to the child safety restraint system or vehicle manufacturer's instructions.

The same advocates recommend restraining your child in a "5-point" harness system until they are 40 pounds. Use upper tether straps where applicable. (|Refer to the car seat and vehicle owner's manual for more information.)

(3). . . any person transporting any child, four (4) through eight (8) years of age and measuring less than four (4') feet nine (9") inches in height, . . . is responsible for the protection of the child and properly using a belt-positioning booster seat system, meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards in the rear seat if available. . . The safety advocates recommend keeping children in booster seats until they are four (4') feet nine (9") inches or 57" tall. The child's height is the best predictor of proper seat belt fit.

(4) . . . any person transporting any child, nine (9) through twelve (12) years of age, measuring four (4') feet nine (9") inches or more in height, is responsible for properly using a seat belt system in the rear seat if available.

(5) . . . any person transporting any child, thirteen (13) through fifteen (15) years of age. . . is responsible for properly using a passenger restraint system, including safety belts, meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards.

It is now a requirement that everyone in a car be properly buckled up with appropriate car seats, booster seats or vehicle seat belts. Proper fit is achieved when: (a) the child can sit all the way back against the seat back with their knees naturally bent at the edge of the seat, (b) the shoulder belt comfortably crossing the shoulder between the neck and the arm, and (c) the lap belt sitting low on their hips, touching their thighs. This usually happens when the child's height is between 57"-60" tall, regardless of age or weight.

Have questions other traffic related issues? Please visit http://www.tntrafficsafety.org, a website to help answer common questions about Tennessee traffic issues, such as DUI, Child Passenger Safety and Seat Belts. Also, you may This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Collierville Police Department's Traffic Unit.

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