TVA Police

(855) 476-2489 toll-free

The U.S. TVA Police is a federally commissioned law enforcement agency that exists to prevent, protect and respond to any threats, crimes or acts of terrorism threatening the Tennessee Valley Authority. We protect TVA’s employees, visitors and physical assets. This includes TVA public lands and lakes and the people who enjoy them.

What We Do

TVA Police is committed to doing its part to keep the lights on across its service area with targeted crime prevention methods, which include the TVA Police Door to Door program—in which inspectors work to educate those who live near TVA facilities about their importance and ask these neighbors to be vigilant in helping to protect the Tennessee Valley's vital resources—and participation in U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s If You See Something, Say Something campaign.

We also strive to educate our employees, community members and users of TVA recreational areas on the importance of reporting suspicious activity.

"New and increasingly sophisticated threats are facing the energy industry. To address those and to help TVA continue serving the public, we are focusing our operations on preparedness, prevention, intelligence gathering and technology." —Todd Peney, Director, TVA Police

Our Areas of Focus

  • Intelligence gathering: TVA Police security professionals continually assess the threats facing the energy sector to ensure that TVA's security posture meets or exceeds industry standards.
  • Prevention and Education: Our first priority is to detect, deter and prevent criminal activity. We want to stop trouble before it starts. Education of our employees and users of TVA public lands is a key part of our prevention efforts.
  • Protection: We focus on keeping TVA properties and people safe.
  • Preservation: TVA's lands hold many historical and archaeological treasures. Removing them without a permit is against the law. TVA Police is dedicated to protecting the cultural heritage of our lands.

Doing Your Part

Report criminal acts and suspicious activity to TVA Police immediately. Suspicious activity refers to anything that is out of the ordinary—strange cars parked near TVA facilities, people asking unusual questions about TVA or its facilities or anything else that just doesn’t seem quite right. Remember: If you see something, say something.

If you suspect criminal activity—including theft or vandalism—call us toll-free at (855) 476-2489, or send us an email at

If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

Staying Safe

Safety is one of TVA’s corporate priorities, and TVA Police do what they can to keep all employees, visitors and recreational users as safe as possible. What you do and how you act in a potentially dangerous situation can make a big difference in your personal safety. That’s why TVA Police offer a list of time-tested personal security tips.

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TVA Police
400 West Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Fax: (865) 632-2473