Programs & Services

The Alcoa Police Department (APD) offers a number of programs and services for the benefit of the Alcoa community. Take the time to review the programs and use them in the future. Please contact APD with comments on their programs or suggestions for new ones.

Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate

Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) Training  prepares individuals to handle the threat of an Active Shooter. ALICE Training teaches individuals to participate in their own survival, while leading others to safety. Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster.
Officer Holly Hatcher promoting playground fun and safety

Car Seat Installation Checks

The safety of our little travelers is of utmost importance. The Alcoa Police Department will check the safety and installation of car seats. This is a free service! Please call the department to schedule an appointment.

School Resource Officer Program (SRO)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program has been in place at Alcoa Police Department since 1996. School Resource Officer George Parker researched this program, and then proposed its implementation to the department. Officer Parker is credited for the success of the department's DARE Program.

Educational Programs

The Alcoa Police Department is proud to offer a broad array of programs to the community. A brief list of just a few of the program topics:
  • Child Abuse
  • Date Rape
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Gang Awareness
  • Home Security
  • Safety Issues
  • Stranger Danger
  • K-9 Demonstrations

Just give us a call to set up your program.

DARE Logo with Patriot Lion

School Lunch Program

To foster a positive relationship between students and Alcoa police officers, the school lunch program allows the dayshift officers to eat lunch with the students in the Alcoa City Schools. This program does not to promote security but strengthens the student-officer relationship.

Vacation Watch

If a citizen leaves their residence for vacation, department personnel will conduct frequent security checks of that home. Simply call the Alcoa Police Department to arrange for this service.

Other Community Events

The following is a partial list of the events that the Alcoa Police Department supports and participates in every year:
  • National Night Out
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Torch Run with Area 5 Special Olympics

Community Participation

The department welcomes the opportunity to participate in community, school, and civic meetings and can provide officers to speak about numerous law enforcement topics. To schedule a speaker for your event, call Crime Prevention Officer Holly Hatcher at 865-981-4111.