Seneca Shields

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Service Record

Columbia Tennessee Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service September 2011 - September 2012[1]
Last Known Status Separated

La Vergne Tennessee Police Department

Rank Officer, Detective (February 26, 2019)[1]
Dates of Service September 16, 2012 - January 4, 2023[1]
Salary $65,595 (2021)[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2016 Misconduct

On March 29, 2016, it was determined that Shields' patrol vehicle was overdue for service, in violation of department policies.[1]

Response Timeline

On March 30, 2016, Shields was warned that a future occurrence would result in loss of "take home" privileges for the vehicle and possible suspension.[1]

2016 Misconduct

On December 9, 2016, Shields texted a superior, stating that he had taken some medicine and slept through his alarm. Shields was late for his shift.[1]

Response Timeline

On December 9, 2016, it was noted that Shields had three similar prior offenses. Shields was warned that a future occurrence would result in suspension without pay.[1]

2017 Policy Violation

On March 1, 2017, Shields attempted to join a pursuit by running red lights, not slowing to check for cross traffic, and driving at unsafe speeds in the rain, in violation of department policies.[1]

Part of the incident was captured by Shields' in-vehicle camera.[1]

Response Timeline

On April 12, 2017, Shields was referred for additional driving training.[1]

2017 Policy Violation

On December 13, 2017, Shields used a department computer to send personal email, in violation of department policies.[1]

Response Timeline

On February 14, 2018, Shields received a warning that additional violations could result in termination.[1]

2022 Sex Scandal

Response Timeline

On December 29, 2022, Shields was fired for violation of policies regarding sexual activity while on duty, sexual harassment, and conduct unbecoming of an officer.[2] Shields is ineligible to be rehired by the department.[1]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Personnel File, City of La Vergne Tennessee
  2. 2.0 2.1 LPD sexual misconduct investigation, La Vergne Department of Human Resources, 2022-12-28