If you’re considering investing in a short term rental property in these areas, you may be wondering about the safety and security of the neighborhoods and the involvement of the police force inside the communities.
Fortunately, both the CIty of Sevierville and the City of Pigeon Forge release an Annual Report which give us details about crime trends, community involvement, organizational charts, expenditure, and other updates.
Below are crime statistics for 2022 and beyond for both the City of Pigeon Forge and the City of Sevierville
City of Sevierville
Police community engagement is a proactive approach to policing that emphasizes collaboration and partnership-building between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. This can help to improve communication and reduce crime
Here’s what both departments had to say about community involvement.
“In 2022 we continued to maintain a slim but healthy community outreach. We participated in just under 50 events. It was important to us that our community see us as active and willing to engage. We used every opportunity to meet new people, strengthen existing relationships, educate the public on safety and listen to our community members.”
City of Sevierville
“The Community Resource Unit is composed of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, one bomb detection K9 team, two officers, and six reserve officers. There was a vacant officer position which was filled in December. This unit is responsible for special events, problem areas, senior housing complexes, government housing complexes, public education, as well as all safety and prevention programs.
City of Sevierville Special Event Hours:
|Special Event Hours||2,185|
|Security Detail Hours||440|
|School Resource Hours||204|
|Training Probationary Officer Hours||88|
|Number of Government Housing Background Checks||288|
You can read the City of Sevierville Police Department Annual Report here.
You can read the City of Pigeon Forge Police Department Annual Report here.