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KPD News & Alerts

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KPD News & Alerts Blog

The Knoxville Police Department (KPD) responds to a variety of events and calls for service each day. Check here for media releases and alerts. 

For any questions, please contact KPD's Public Information Officer Scott Erland at 865-215-7210 or serland@knoxvilletn.gov.

Click here to view KPD's current calls for service (updated every two hours).




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As concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow and increasingly aggressive measures are taken in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus in the community, the Knoxville Police Department will work to combat rumors and answer your most frequently asked questions as it pertai ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  
At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, investigators with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violent Crimes Units were dispatched to the 2500 block of Fair Drive, where an adult male was found deceased near the roadway in front of a residence. Foul play is not suspected at this time. The bod ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2020 at 2:28 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is seeking information regarding a hit-and-run that occurred on Saturday, March 14 on Hill Avenue. On that day at around 12:42 a.m., a Joyride golf cart was traveling westbound on Hill Avenue just west of Hazen Street when an unidentified vehicle traveling the sam ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  
38-year-old Christopher Gordy arrested for Attempted Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Impersonation  On Saturday, March 21 at 5:09 p.m., KPD officers responded to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue. The complainant called to report that a man was attempting to break into an apartmen ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 23, 2020 at 10:16 AM
  
On Saturday, March 21 at approximately 2 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a report of a deceased person in the woods near the intersection of Biddle Street and Old McDonald Street. Upon arrival, the body of an adult female was located. There were no obvious signs of trauma and ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 21, 2020 at 6:05 PM
  
In an effort to eliminate crowds in public spaces and practice wide-spread social distancing to prevent communal infection of COVID-19, City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an Executive Order into effect on Friday, March 20, closing City of Knoxville restaurants, bars, commercial event cen ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 20, 2020 at 3:57 PM
  
At 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a crash on I-40 East near Asheville Highway, where a tractor trailer overturned. Based on the evidence at the scene and witness statements, the tractor trailer was traveling on I-40 East when it lost control, struck ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2020 at 2:11 PM
  
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 concerns and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the 62nd Citizen's Police Academy has been postponed until the fall. The next CPA will now run August 20-November 5.
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is following and will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines of the Knox County Health Department, the CDC and other public health entities for avoiding exposure to COVID-19, “flattening the curve” and minimizing communal spread. Those guidelines includ ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM
  
The body recovered in the water off the 10800 block of Rogers Island Road on Monday, March 9 by deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been positively identified as missing Jefferson County woman, 48-year-old Tiffany Trull.  The body was transported to the Knox County Medical Examiner ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 09, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  
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