Police Substation News
Elizabethton Housing & Development Agency
To report an anonymous tip on any criminal activity, call the tips hot-line at
423-542-7574.  For non-emergency situations, the Substation can be
reached at 423-543-3571 extension 314.  For emergencies only, call 911.
In participating with the Elizabethton Police Department, a police sub-station has
been developed within the public housing community.

One officer is assigned to the sub-station.  The officers conduct community checks
and patrols.  They participate with EHDA resident visits, meetings and projects.

Activities to name a few include Bicycle Safety, K-9 Demonstrations, Drug
Awareness Prevention, Self-Defense classes and Neighborhood Watch Programs.

Funding for the program is obtained by the EHDA.

The goal of the substation is to bring police and citizens together to prevent crime
and solve neighborhood problems.  This is being achieved through Community
Policing.  The philosophy of Community Policing places an emphasis on preventing
crime before it happens.  Community policing gives citizens more control over the
quality of life in their community.

By working together, police and residents will achieve a common goal of a safer
911 should be called
for ALL emergencies.  
If available, the
substation officers will
respond to these calls.

The phone number is
extension 314.

                                                    Mike Commons
                                  EHDA Sub-Station Officer
                                 Office Phone: 423-543-3571 Ext. 314


April has been designated as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the
Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from
driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in
your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that
takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.
Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the
road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with
your eyes closed.
You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving
activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.
In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes
involving distracted drivers.
During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. Teens were the
largest age group reported as distracted at the time of fatal crashes.
If you feel strongly about distracted driving, be a voice in your community by supporting
local laws, speaking out at community meetings, and highlighting the dangers of distracted
driving on social media.

   Cpl. Commons