Easter Egg Hunt 2014

The annual Easter Egg hunt was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Lincolnshire Park. Over 100 children were in attendance.

 

Emergency Responder Recognition Dinner

The Town of Tazewell and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors held a dinner on February 4, 2014 at the Fuller Peery building, in honor of the emergency responders who responded to the New Year’s Eve fire on Main Street.

Tazewell County Board of Supervisor’s Chair, Charles Stacy thanked the responders for their tremendous efforts, as did Mayor Don Buchanan, Town Manager Todd Day, and Board of Supervisors and Emergency Services Committee Chair Mike Hymes.

The Board of Supervisers also recognized the responders during their meeting after the banquet, presenting them with plaques in honor of their services.

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Citizen Police Academy

What is it? What are the objectives?
The Tazewell Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy is designed for citizens of the Town of Tazewell and surrounding areas who desire a better understanding of law enforcement activities in their community. To some citizens, it may frequently appear that police officers are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries of authority. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, usually behind a windshield or at the side of a stopped vehicle, now they will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the person behind the badge in a friendly setting. The program provides students with a better understanding of the issues and responsibilities facing law enforcement officers and how they approach various situations and problems. The Officers cannot always be aware of current situations in all areas of the community without input from community members. This program gives the officers an opportunity to learn more about specific needs from neighborhood residents. The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a Police Officer, but rather to produce informed citizens.
Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following requirements:
1.) Minimum age: 18 years of age.
2.) Live and work in the town of Tazewell or surrounding areas
3.) No felony convictions or charges
4.) No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application
Note: Because of the sensitive nature of law enforcement work, a background investigation will be completed for each applicant. This will include criminal history, driver license status, and warrant check.
Any requirement may be waived or modified upon review and approval of the Chief of Police.
The Tazewell Police Department is excited to offer the Citizen Police Academy. This academy is for anyone who has ever wondered about what police work is like or had questions about the everyday procedures of their law enforcement officials including patrol, drug enforcement, courts, probation, and corrections.
The Academy provides community members with an inside look at local law enforcement and allows citizens to meet and talk with all the members of the department. While taking the classes, citizens will be introduced to a variety of topics such as an in-depth look at the criminal justice system, forensics, patrol procedures, narcotics, self-defense, corrections, traffic enforcement, sex offender laws, and criminal procedures.
The nine-week Academy program is designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to the traditional Police Academy; however, the weekly sessions are not designed to train the participant as a police officer, but to allow participants to be more informed about police procedures.
Academy classes are taught by Chief Cooper and all of the members of the Tazewell Police Department. Throughout the courses he will have different members of the department teaching in areas that they have expertise at along with guest speakers from other agencies. Throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to attend training, tours of the county’s 911 center and regional jail, and have the opportunity to actually ride-along with an officer on regular patrol duty.
The Citizen Police Academy is not a training class, but is an exciting information class, a behind- the-scenes look at the Tazewell Police Department.
To find out information on the next offering of this free course can contact Mrs. Flora Sinkford at the Tazewell Police Department at 276-988-2503.

Shop-With-a-Cop 2013

The annual Shop-With-a-Cop event was held on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Pounding Mill Walmart.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Town of Tazewell Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held on November 23, 2013.


The Tazewell Police Department, Tazewell County Juvenile Court and the Italian Village Restaurant would like to thank the following for their generous donation towards the community dinner. Without your help this event could not have been a success.

Interim Health Care New People’s Bank Save-A-Lot
Food City Grant’s Supermarket Food Lion
Sam’s Club Dennis & Susan Lee Chris Plaster
Dr. Rodney Abrams Dr. Steve Lutz Dr. Ron Householder
Kelly Kidd Tires Tazewell Moose Lodge Country Variety Consignment
Lemon’s Jewelry Felicia DeCourcy Tray Ting House
Ultra Services Mudfork Church of Christ Lilies of the Field
Carter Bank & Trust Gillespie, Hart, Altizer, & White Jim Shortt
Central Church Clinch Mountain Amish Furniture James Buddy Blevins
Becker’s Jewelry Broadwell, Gillespie, & Nimmo Springville Christian Church
Hurst Scott Funeral Home Leslie Howery Bail Bonds Dr. Paul Carpio
Beauty Connection J & R Gold Your Grate Escape
Loose Change Climbing Tree Theater Labor of Love
Ruth Richardson Tazewell County Board of Supervisors Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
Penny Nimmo Captain Sharon Cunningham Bethany Long
John Keene Monica Gonzalez George Brown
Russell & Debra Hatfield Lonnie Quesenberry Jack Repass
Clint Neel Boy Scouts Troop #93 Sherry Chambers
Bethel Arnold Winding River Tazewell Realty
Malcolm Browning – Tazewell Conveyor Anonymous Donors
Little Debbie – Brad Pruitt

In addition, we would like to thank all of those who volunteered their time to cook, deliver, serve, clean up, and offer fellowship to everyone in attendance. What a delightful surprise it was to have the children sing to us. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone. Please remember during this holiday season to shop and support our local businesses, charities, and individuals. Without their support, community events would not be possible. Thank you to everyone involved.

Connie Roberts – Clerk Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Courts

Bill Weeks – Owner – Italian Village

DeWitt Cooper – Chief of Police, Town of Tazewell

 

Veteran’s Day Parade 2013

The second annual Veteran’s Day Parade was held Sunday, November 10, 2013.

The parade began at Tazewell High School, and ended with a ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial on Main Street in Tazewell. Over 160 Veterans were in attendance. A meal was served for the Veterans at the Main Street Methodist Church fellowship hall, on the corner of Main Street.

All area Veteran’s were invited to participate in the parade and meal. Transportation was provided to any Veteran which is not able to walk the parade route. This year the Veterans Parade Committee teamed up with the USMC Toys for Tots Campaign and asked all parade onlookers to bring a a toy and help provide a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. Toy collection spots were strategically placed throughout the parade route, to collect donations.

We extend a sincere thanks to all those who participated in the parade and toy drive!


 

 

Pumpkin Carving Contest 2013

The second annual Pumpkin Carving Contest was held on October 26, 2013. Prizes and treat bags were given out to all in attendance.