Tennessee Valley Authority Police

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Tennessee Valley Authority Police
Common name TVA Police
Abbreviation TVAP
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Tennessee Valley Authority Police patch
Agency overview
Dissolved 23 April 2012
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
United States
Legal jurisdiction Tennessee Valley - Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
General nature
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.
Operational structure
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.[1]


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.[1]

TVAP Officers were trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.

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.[2]

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
Assistant Director
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Police Officer

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority Police Department, two officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer Date of Death Details
Officer Thomas Harold Hood
Monday, March 18, 1974
Struck by vehicle
Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby
Tuesday, November 24, 1998
Automobile accident

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b TVA Police webpage
  2. ^ Smith, Tom (23 April 2012). "TVA stops property patrols". TimesDaily.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

External links[edit]