Criminal Investigation Division
Captain Roy Brown
1150 Foster Ave, Cooper Hall
Nashville, TN 37243
Office (615) 251-5185
Fax (615) 253-5981
Office (615) 251-6324
The mission of the Criminal Investigation Division is to investigate, gather evidence, and assist federal, state, and local law enforcement, when requested per T.C.A. 4-7-401 et al.
Agents of the Criminal Investigation Division have the authority to:
- Provide investigative and technical support to members of the Highway Patrol in all criminal matters initiated by their actions.
- Provide investigative and technical support to the Driver License Division.
- Provide investigative and technical support to the Internal Affairs Division.
- Conduct overt and covert criminal investigations relating to:
- Theft of motor vehicles and parts there from,
- Stolen boats, airplanes, and parts there from,
- Violation of title and registration laws,
- Operation of chop shops,
- Odometer fraud,
- Vehicular homicides and assaults, and
- Insurance fraud relating to motor vehicles
This division also conducts background investigations for prospective Department of Safety employees, and provides specialized training to other law enforcement agencies when requested.
In addition to the Nashville central office, the Criminal Investigation Division has four regional offices. For more information concerning the Criminal Investigation Division, please contact your local office.
- Region 1 - Knoxville/Fall Branch
Lieutenant Tim Ryan
Claiborne, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Grainger, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Carter, Jefferson, Cocke and Unicoi
Scott, Campbell, Anderson, Morgan, Roane, Loudon, Knox, Union, Monroe, Blount and Sevier
- Region 2 - Cookeville/Chattanooga
Lieutenant Troy Human
Trousdale, Macon, Clay. Pickett, Smith, Jackson, Overton, Fentress, Putnam, DeKalb, White, Cumberland, Cannon, Warren and Van Buren
Coffee, Grundy, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea. Meigs, McMinn, Franklin, Marion, Hamilton, Bradley and Polk
- Region 3 - Nashville/Lawrenceburg
Lieutenant Chris Ray
Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson. Sumner. Houston, Cheatham, Davidson, Wilson, Humphreys, Dickson, Williamson and Rutherford
Perry, Hickman, Lewis, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln and Moore
- Region 4 - Jackson/Memphis
Lieutenant Dan Moore
Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Carroll, Benton, Madison, Henderson, Decatur, Chester, McNairy and Hardin
Lake, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Crockett, Tipton, Haywood, Shelby, Fayette and Hardeman