Atoka is the 5th Safest City in Tennessee!


Atoka Named the 5th Safest City in Tennessee for 2023 in Safewise's Ninth Annual Report

Atoka, Tennessee - October 12, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Atoka has earned the distinguished title of the 5th Safest City in Tennessee for 2023, as determined by Safewise's ninth annual report. This achievement is made all the more remarkable by the fact that we have ascended four positions from our previous year's ranking.

Safewise's meticulous safety assessments rely on reported violent and property crime, underlining the persistent diligence of our community and the exceptional performance of the Atoka Police Department in maintaining Atoka's security. Under the leadership of Chief Anthony Rudolph, our police department embodies several key characteristics:

1.  Commitment to Public Safety: The Atoka Police Department unwaveringly dedicates itself to safeguarding the well-being of our community. Officers consistently go above and beyond to ensure the tranquility and security of our residents.

2.  Community Engagement: Our officers actively engage with the community, cultivating a robust sense of trust and collaboration. They regularly participate in community events and maintain an open channel of communication with our residents.

 3.  Professionalism: The Atoka Police Department adheres to exacting standards of professionalism. All officers are rigorously trained, steadfastly dedicated, and equipped to manage a wide range of situations with both expertise and compassion.

4.  Responsiveness: The department is known for its swift response times, ensuring that residents can rely on prompt assistance when faced with emergencies.

5.  Safety Initiatives:
In addition to responsive measures, the department undertakes proactive safety initiatives, educational programs, and community outreach to forestall criminal activity and enhance the overall quality of life in Atoka.

Our exceptional ranking not only underscores our community's dedication to security but also our conviction in the promising future of Atoka. While ascending through the ranks is a source of pride, we understand that our journey is ongoing. Our intelligent long-range comprehensive plan continues to serve as a blueprint for the development, growth, and prosperity of our community. The Atoka Police Department stands as a cornerstone in the realization of these aspirations.

Our staff, along with the dedicated officers of the Atoka Police Department, maintain a steadfast commitment to actively engage with our citizens and community stakeholders. Your invaluable ideas and support have played an instrumental role in shaping Atoka's trajectory to success, and our police officers remain resolute in their commitment to collaborative efforts.

The future brims with possibilities for Atoka, and we eagerly embrace these opportunities. Together, we shall cultivate a more secure, vibrant, and prosperous community for generations to come, thanks in no small part to the unwavering dedication and professionalism of the Atoka Police Department.

We extend our deepest gratitude to our residents, the Atoka Police Department, and our community partners for their pivotal role in helping Atoka attain this prestigious milestone as indicated in Safewise's annual report. Their dedication and support, combined with the exceptional commitment of our police officers, have undeniably driven our success.

Let us celebrate this momentous achievement and anticipate an even brighter future for our cherished town. Together, we are making history, and together, we shall continue to radiate excellence.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Atoka Police Chief Anthony Rudolph