A Message from Chief Jason Shaw
Welcome to the Elizabethton Police Department's web site. We appreciate your interest, and hope that you will find the content useful. We seek to provide you with a variety of information on how the department works and are working to provide information on a number of community-based programs.  These continually change and we will work to keep current.  Please check the ‘Submit a Tip’ page to see and use our new Tip411 service.  Please also follow our social media pages as we work to expand our presence and usage of various social media platforms.

As an agency committed to community quality and professional service, all department members are trained to a high level and are dedicated to doing our part to help make a safer, more enjoyable community. Preventing crime is our first operational priority as we work from a community-based philosophy of policing. Working together, we are most likely to make lasting improvements in our quality of life. I encourage citizens to offer suggestions on how we might provide better police services in the future.

Our ultimate goal at the Elizabethton Police Department is to improve the quality of life for all our citizens as well as others we serve. By maintaining close partnerships with our residents and business community, we will attain this goal.


Jason Shaw, Chief of Police


Mission Statement

To Serve and Protect with Integrity and Respect

Vision Statement

As members of the community, the Elizabethton Police Department will strive to form partnerships within our community to provide professional law enforcement, problem-oriented policing, community service, and public safety education in order to enhance the quality of life for the members of our community and our visitors.