Tennessee Valley Authority Police
|Tennessee Valley Authority Police|
|Common name||TVA Police|
|Tennessee Valley Authority Police patch|
|Dissolved||23 April 2012|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Legal jurisdiction||Tennessee Valley - Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia|
|Specialist jurisdiction||Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and precincts of the institution.|
|Headquarters||400 W. Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville|
|Parent agency||Tennessee Valley Authority|
The Tennessee Valley Authority Police was a law enforcement agency in the United States. It was a federally commissioned, internationally accredited agency that provided protection for Tennessee Valley Authority properties and employees as well as the 100 million annual users of TVA recreation facilities.
TVAP was organized into four districts that encompassed a seven-state area. It had motor, marine, and bicycle patrols, as well as investigative personnel and victim witness representatives.
On September 12, 1995 125 officers from the TVA Public Safety Service were sworn in as Charter Members of the newly created TVA Police.
In May and June of 2012, TVA Police disbanded and ended all uniform patrols on TVA properties. Contract security personnel were assigned to several TVA power stations and other key locations, and several Special Agents are still employed to investigate felony level crimes. All current patrol duties have been handed over to various local, state, and other federal agencies.
Since the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority Police Department, two officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Officer Thomas Harold Hood||
||Struck by vehicle|
|Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby||
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