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.

                                                   Cpl. Matt Taylor
                                 EHDA Sub-Station Officer
                                Office Phone: 423-543-3571 Ext. 314

Bullying Statistics

National Statistics
•        Been Bullied
o        28% of U.S. students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying.
o        20 % of U.S. students in grades 9-12 experienced bullying.
•        Bullied Others
o        Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
•        Seen Bullying
o        70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
o        70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last
month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
o        When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
•        Been Cyberbullied
o        In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4-12 reported being bullied by other students at
school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.
o        Defining “frequent” involvement in bullying as occurring two or more times within the past month,
40.6% of students reported some type of frequent involvement in bullying, with 23.2% being the youth
frequently bullied others, and 9.4% playing both roles frequently.
•        Types of Bullying
o        The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often.
Cyberbullying happens the least frequently.
o        According to one large study, the following percentages of middle school students had
experienced these various types of bullying: name calling (44.2%); teasing (43.3%); hitting slapping, or
kicking (29.2%); leaving out (28.5%); threatening (27.4%); stealing belongings (27.3%); sexual comments
or gestures (23.7%); email or blogging (9.9%).
•        Where Bullying Occurs
o        Most bullying takes place in school, outside on school grounds, and on the school bus. Bullying
also happens wherever kids gather in the community. And of course, cyberbullying occurs on cell
phones and online.
Promising Prevention Strategies
•        Solutions to bullying are not simple. Bullying prevention approaches that show the most promise
confront the problem from many angles. They involve the entire school community – students, families,
administrators, teachers, and staff such as bus drivers, nurses, cafeteria and front office staff-in creating
a culture of respect. Zero tolerance and expulsion are not effective approaches.
•        Bystanders who intervene on behalf of young people being bullied make a huge difference.
•        Studies also have shown that adults, including parents, can help prevent bullying by keeping the
lines of communication open, talking to their children about bullying, encouraging them to do what they
love, modeling kindness and respect, and encouraging them to get help when they are involved in
bullying or know others who need help.