May 18 through May 31 is National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization. Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night. This mobilization is created to crackdown on violators 24-7, but a strong enforcement effort is urged between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time. The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge all motorists—drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages—every time you get in a vehicle, buckle up. It is the single most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash.
May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined today to share a unified message: Share the Road.
As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road. It takes everyone working together to stay safe. Motorcyclists take extra precaution with protective gear and being aware of their surroundings. We are asking all other drivers to do their part and take the extra time to look twice.
According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were 2,710 known crashes involving a motorcycle in 2014 that resulted in 121 deaths.
Deputy Charles Woods was recently chosen as the new school resource officer. Deputy Woods has worked alongside the school for many years by officiating basketball games and as a bus driver. Deputy Woods will be assigned to Bolivar Central High School. Congratulations Deputy Woods!
In February 2013 the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office created a K9 Unit. The Sheriff’s Office is the third agency in the county to obtain a K9 Unit. In November 2013 the Sheriff’s Office purchased K9 Deputy Jack from the Little Rock K9 Academy. Jack is a 3 year old German Shepherd. K9 Deputy Jack is certified to detect and alert for Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Heroine. Jack is also capable of tracking suspects on the run, clearing buildings, and apprehending fleeing suspects on or off leash.
K9 Deputy Jack has been partnered with Deputy Jason McCord with whom he lives while off duty and from whom he receives daily care and training. Both are on call to respond as needed in a custom outfitted 2008 Dodge Magnum which has been equipped with remote door unlock and temperature sensors, as well as dash cam and remote audio for documenting K9 activity during traffic stops.
The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office is located at 505 South Main Street in Bolivar, TN. This website has been established in an effort to provide better service to the county. Please check back regularly for updates and information.
DIAL 911 for all emergency calls. To report a crime please contact Central Dispatch 24 hours a day at 731-228-3000. To submit information regarding ongoing non-emergency criminal activity please use the button located on the left of the page.
Booking reports may now be found via the “corrections” drop-down menu or by clicking here. A running monthly report, updated weekly, will be available for download or viewing within your browser. A link to a free PDF reader has been provided. This will serve to reduce the amount of clutter on the front page, reserving that for more important information.