Norris Police Department 


Non-Emergency/General Police Information:
(865) 494-0880

Message from The Police Chief:


The goal of the Norris Police Department is to provide personal, professional service to those we are committed to serve and protect, so that together we can maintain a quality of life within the City that we all expect and deserve. As Interim Chief, I always welcome and invite any suggestions and recommendations on how we can continue to make the City of Norris a great place to live, work and play.


Samuel Ogburn

Chief of Police


Department Mission Statement:

The fundamental mission of the Norris Police Department is to protect life and property in the community we serve.


Here is our method of operation:

·       We will enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner,

·       Preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve,

·       Safeguard the constitutional guarantees,

·       Provide other police related services as required by the community in a manner consistent with the values of a free society.


Even more specifically, the Norris Police Department will pursue the following:

·       Strive to identify, pursue, and apprehend offenders,

·       Maintain a proactive patrol attitude in order to reduce the opportunity to commit crime,

·       Interact with the citizens to resolve problems and improve the quality of community life,

·       Regulate non-criminal conduct,

·       Ensure the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular traffic on public roadways.


Although a community free from crime and disorder remains an unachievable goal, nevertheless, the Norris Police Department will constantly strive to approach that ideal as closely as possible. In doing so, all of our staff will work hard to develop a reputation for fairness, civility, and integrity that earns the respect of all citizens.