In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. National Peace Officers Memorial Day, established to honor and remember our fallen law enforcement officers, is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half-staff.
Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month in the United States to increase mental health awareness. One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and we all face challenges in life that can impact our mental health.
The following is a message from Sevierville Police Chief Joseph Manning.
I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During this week, police, fire, sheriff's offices, E-911 centers and more are celebrating the strength and commitment of their public safety dispatchers.
We are not able to receive old and unused prescription and over the counter drugs at the Police Department due to the closure of the lobby to the public. When the lobby is reopened, we will be able to utilize our Drug Take Back cabinet again.
The City of Sevierville will keep residents informed of any changes to City services and facility schedules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, ALL City services remain in place. The following facilities are closed indefinitely: