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Officer Shirkey promoted to the rank of Detective

Shirkey

When a position as detective came open recently in the Collierville Police Department, 11 patrol officers signed to compete in the process. After an intensive written examination, interviews, a reporting writing exercise and personnel file review, Officer Eric Shirkey finished at the top of the class.  Detective Shirkey was hired by CPD in 2003 following employment as a correctional officer for the Hardeman Correctional Facility. He joined the SWAT team in 2006, serving as an entry team member and team sniper. He received a degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Detective Shirkey has also served Collierville Police Department as a Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, Chemical Agent Instructor, Glock Pistol Armorer and recently as School Resource Officer for Collierville High School.

During a ceremony at Collierville Municipal Courthouse, Chief Larry Goodwin presented Detective Shirkey his shield with his fellow Officers, family, Town of Collierville Aldermen Tom Allen, Billy Patton, Vice Mayor Maureen Fraser and Town Administrator James Lewellen in attendance. He and wife, Laci are residents of Collierville and parents to daughter, Collins.

In accepting the promotion, Detective Shirkey said, “Being a Detective has always been my goal and I’m ready to get to work.”

Congratulations Detective Shirkey.

Shelby County Health Department Testing Their Proceedures

On the December 12th, the Shelby County Health Department will be conducting a door-to-door dispensing drill in order to test their capabilities in non-traditional medical countermeasure dispensing. They will be sending staff and volunteers out into the Collierville & Germantown communities surrounding Houston High (around 2800 households) to hang a tote bag containing an informational flyer, a sample (empty) pill bottle, and a survey with a pre-stamped envelope on the front door of each residence. They will be testing for time to deliver and also to get a feel for what the community thinks of this type of dispensing.

CPD Needs Your Help in Identifying Park Vandal

Over the past few weeks, someone has been vandalizing Collierville Park grounds by driving their vehicle on the playing fields at Johnson Park.

Town of Collierville Looking for Vandals Stealing Christmas Lights at Town Square

Over the past few weeks, primarily on weekends, vandals have been stealing Holiday lights from the Christmas decorations on the historic square in downtown Collierville. This past weekend (11/27-12/1), dozens of lights were taken. The replacement of the lights is an expense to the Town and also an inefficient use of Town employee’s time re-installing lights.

If anyone observes this activity in progress, please call Collierville Police at 853-3207. If you have information about the vandalism and want to report it, call Crimestoppers at 457-CASH or submit a text to 847411, all tips are anonymous.

Collierville Police Make Arrest in Car Burglary Investigation

During the first part of the month of November 2013, the Collierville Police Department has been following up on several investigative leads in relation to a series of auto burglaries occurring throughtout the town.  The Criminal Investigations Division developed two suspects in some of these cases, which ultimately led to their arrests.

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