Chief of Police

Chief Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Chief of Police Jim Shaw

Effective February 23, 2020 8:00 a.m.

Mission Statement

The City of Etowah Police Department is located at 1317 South Tennessee Avenue. The department has 10 full-time officers, one detective, one SRO, one full time Administrative Clerk, three part-time officers, one chaplain and four reserve officers.


The City of Etowah Police Department is driven to have a great working relationship with other first responders in McMinn county and other law enforcement agency’s in the country. Our officers have a strong desire for community policing. We have a proactive approach to fighting drugs in the city of Etowah. Drugs are the main evil we fight in law enforcement and will continue to fight. We stress professionalism every minute of the day. Our officers are very proud of the work they do and consider it an honor to work for the city of Etowah. We hire only officers that have an undying motivation to protect and serve our citizens and anyone else that is in our city. This is our belief and mission in life. 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed for lunch: 12:00-12:30 pm

Closed: Saturday & Sunday

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Crash Report

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