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601 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 434-6166

Matt Howell, Captain
mhowell@johnsoncitytn.org

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is a major component of the Police Department and is commanded by a captain who reports directly to the chief of police. Lieutenants and sergeants within the Criminal Investigations Division share supervisory and case management responsibilities in addition to other investigative tasks.

Criminal investigators are assigned the duties of conducting investigations and preparing cases for prosecution. In addition to conducting investigations, CID gathers intelligence information on criminal activities and provides assistance to patrol officers on these matters. CID also assists the district attorney general's office in the prosecution of criminal cases.


Submit a tip

The Johnson City Police Department needs the assistance of our citizens to make our community safe. If you have information about a crime that has been committed, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division immediately. If you prefer to send your tip anonymously, please send it via text or online.
You can submit a tip via:

  • e-mail
  • Online form
  • Text message by sending the code “423JCPD” and your tip to phone number 847411
  • Telephone to Crime Stoppers at (423) 434-6158

  • Please note, these tiplines are for non-emergencies only. A police officer will not immediately respond to these tips. If you have information about a crime in progress or need a police officer to respond immediately, call 911.