Topic: Al Ansley
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has earned its fourth consecutive seal of approval from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a leading credentialing body dedicated to developing and maintaining law enforcement standards.
CALEA accreditation is a rigorous process designed to strengthen accountability, both within the agency and the community, by meeting high standards that clearly define police authority, performance and responsibilities.
Clarksville Mayor swears in new chief, bids farewell to Ansley
Clarksville, TN – David Crockarell, a 25-year veteran of the Clarksville Police Department, was sworn in as the city’s 17th Chief of Police Tuesday, July 1st, 2020 in a ceremony that included a warm farewell to retiring Chief Al Ansley and a series of promotions within the department.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department (CPD) leaders have presented Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts with a “top-to-bottom review” of the Department’s processes and protocols regarding arrests, use of force and police-bias prevention.
Mayor Pitts asked for the review this week in the wake of the May 25th, 2020 death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Deputy Chief David Crockarell chosen to lead Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the Clarksville City Council approved Thursday two new department heads appointed by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.
Clarksville City Council asked to promote Deputy Chief David Crockarell
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts has chosen Deputy Police Chief David Crockarell, a 25-year veteran of the department, to succeed Chief Al Ansley as the leader of the Clarksville Police Department.
“David Crockarell worked his way up in the department, and was recommended by Chief Al Ansley, which certainly carries a lot of weight. In conversations within the department and the community, he clearly emerged as the No. 1 choice,” Mayor Pitts said.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department (CPD) officers will start wearing cloth face masks when dealing with the public as an added safety measure amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“We see this as an additional layer of protection for the public,” Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley said Friday, April 3rd, 2020. “We have to approach people, and we want them to feel comfortable about interacting with our officers.”
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Police Department to enforce Executive Order, Emergency Order
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and Clarksville Police Department CPD) strongly encourage all citizens of Montgomery County to follow all Executive and Emergency Orders from the Tennessee Governor and City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Mayors.
Pursuant to the authority in TCA 58-2-107 the governor or the governor’s designee may declare a state of emergency or a disaster declaration by executive order or proclamation.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to support City enforcement efforts
Clarksville, TN – In response to a plea for help from Mayor Joe Pitts, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to join with Clarksville Police to step up traffic enforcement in and around school zones.
Clarksville leader completing 33-year career with Police Department
Clarksville, TN – Chief Alonzo “Al” Ansley, who rose through the ranks of the Clarksville Police Department to earn the City’s “Top Cop” position in 2007, announced he will retire June 30th, 2020.
“I love and am proud of this great department and consider myself honored to serve a community that is so supportive of law enforcement,” Ansley said.
Clarksville Chief of Police and 290 Officers now using Body Worn Cameras
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has reached full deployment of its body-worn camera program.
All 291 sworn law enforcement officers, including the Chief of Police, are using the body worn cameras during law enforcement-related interactions with the public. Some administrative staff positions that do not have daily public interaction will not be issued BWCs.
The Clarksville Police Department remained on track with its implementation program since the receipt of a federal grant and matching City funding in 2017.
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