It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s an… Unmanned Aircraft System?
Envisioning Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as drones, flying around our neighborhoods may appear to mimic science fiction, however, this futuristic technology is here today. Prices for a recreational drone with a camera now cost less than $1,000, making them widely available for anyone; almost 700,000 drones with cameras were sold in the United States in 2015. This accessibility and rising popularity raises a debate about intended purpose, regulatory measures and law enforcement.

Assistant Chief with Collierville Police Honored for Supporting Public Education

tillnerDavid Tillner, Assistant Chief with the Collierville Police Department, was awarded the C.H. Harrell Award by the Collierville Education Foundation at the Collierville Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. The C.H. Harrell Award is presented to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty in supporting education in Collierville.

Throughout Chief Tillner’s 27 years with the Collierville Police Department, he has been actively involved in charitable fundraising efforts supporting public education. Since the inception of the Car and Bike Show in 2000, Chief Tillner has dedicated countless hours every year for this event which has become known as one of the best car shows in the region, and featured in national car enthusiast publications.

New Phone Scam

Recently, a couple of citizens in Collierville were targeted by phone call, claiming to be a representative of the Collierville Town Court, threatening them with prosecution for failing to pay a fine.  The caller attempted to have the victim pay the fine by submitting money electronically using a Visa debit card.  The caller id indicated the call came from the Collierville Town Court.

Collierville STAR Team Help Search for Missing Child in High Profile Case

West Tennessee recently made national news with the search and rescue mission for missing two year old, Noah Chamberlin. For a week, numerous teams meticulously searched through deep woods and swampy terrain faithfully dedicated to finding the child. Despite the tragic outcome, Noah was found due to countless hours of specialized searching, tracking techniques, and the unyielding determination to find him.

Collierville Police announce Safe Campaign Participation

The Collierville Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office for the 2016 Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. The SAFE campaign is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee. Law enforcement agencies participate in the campaign by planning and implementing occupant protection initiatives in their communities.