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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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Next Friday, January 28, the MEDIC mobile bus will be at KPD headquarters for a replacement blood drive for our friend Noah Sileno.   At six years old, Noah is fighting his second battle with cancer after courageously beating it for the first time in 2018. As part of his extensive treatments, Noa ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 21, 2022 at 1:35 PM
Over the past week, the Knoxville Police Department has received at least three reports of phone scammers claiming to be law enforcement officers who successfully swindled money from victims.     In one report, an elderly woman received a call from a person impersonating a Knox County Sheriff’s Of ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 19, 2022 at 5:58 PM
One year ago, in the early hours of January 18, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Mag Lounge located on E. Magnolia Avenue, where one gunshot victim was located on scene, transported to the UT Medical Center and pronounced dead. Officers also learned that a second gunshot v ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 18, 2022 at 6:03 PM
This morning at around 3 a.m., KPD officers observed a Ford Crown Vic that was a vehicle of interest from a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Douglas Avenue on January 7. Nobody was injured in that shooting. Officers spotted the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on Dandridge at ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 18, 2022 at 12:12 PM
Knoxville Police Department officers successfully located a missing elderly man who reportedly suffers from dementia using license plate reader technology on Tuesday night.   At around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, KPD officers responded to a home on Dandridge Avenue, where it was reported that ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 13, 2022 at 2:30 PM
During the first full week of 2022, Knoxville Police Department officers continued to work hard to remove dangerous and deadly narcotics from the streets of Knoxville.  In a review of incident reports submitted by KPD officers from Monday, January 3 through Sunday, January 9, a total of 31 indivi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 11, 2022 at 1:13 PM
On the night of Saturday, January 8, the Tennessee Highway Patrol was contacted by the Tennessee Department of Correction to assist in locating 44-year-old Jason Copley, who escaped from Morgan County Correctional Facility custody. Based on the suspicion that he could be in the Knoxville area, the T ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 09, 2022 at 8:21 AM
KPD investigators are working to identify the pictured suspects. On January 5, 2022 at around 4:30 a.m., KPD officers received a call regarding an abandoned truck at Sutherland Avenue and Cemetery Road. The truck was found with a chain and ATM door attached. Officers searched the area and found a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 06, 2022 at 2:22 PM
As 2021 came to a close this past week, Knoxville Police Department officers continued in their pursuit to take drugs and illegally-owned guns off of the streets.  In a review of KPD incident reports from December 27, 2021 through January 2, 2022, KPD officers either arrested or charged 43 indivi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 05, 2022 at 2:57 PM
Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas has accepted the retirement notice of Deputy Chief Kenny Miller, who will be leaving the KPD after nearly 30 years to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.   “I am incredibly grateful to Chief Miller for his unyielding dedication to the KPD and Knoxvill ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 04, 2022 at 4:44 PM
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