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Burns Police Department    2715 Church St, P.O. Box 36 Burns, TN 37029    (615) 446-3635



POLICE CHIEF - William H. Burgess * 615-761-4226 * wburgessbpd@comcast.net

Our mission is to keep the peace, protect the lives and property of the citizens of Burns, to serve the public and to enforce state laws and city ordinances.

Traffic court is held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm.

Driving school is offered by the Burns Police Department. Please call 615-761-4226 to see when the next class will be offered.

If driver safety school is taken either through the town or online, your citation will not be reported to your insurance (premium increase) nor will points be added to your driving record. The cost to take driving school through the town is $50. This is in addition to the cost of the citation, which you must pay either way. Those that hold an CDL or have taken a driving school in the last 24 months are not eligible.

If your citation payment has been received by the court clerk before your court date, you do not have to appear in court. Please make sure you send a copy of your driver safety school certificate (if taken online) with your payment to get credit for it. Check or money orders can be made out to the Town of Burns and mailed to Town of Burns P.O. Box 36, Burns, TN 37029. We do not accept electronic payments.


Tip of the month: Make sure you lock your car doors.