Support Services

The support services unit (SSU) provides internal support and training to the patrol and criminal investigations divisions of the Bristol Tennessee Police Department. Additionally, SSU provides service to the citizens of the city through an array of specialized disciplines which include animal control, school resource officers (SRO), community policing, 911 communications, records, evidence, Beer Board, crisis negotiations, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), and S.W.A.T.

SSU provides the opportunity for the community to join forces with the police department through outreach programs such as the Citizens Police Academy, Teen Police Academy, Auxiliary and Reserve Officer Programs, hosting a crime prevention seminar or starting a Neighborhood Watch program.