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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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KPD Chief of Police Eve Thomas and City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon formally announced the launch of the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Program during a press conference at the Public Safety Building on Wednesday, May 5.   East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers provides a mechanism for ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 07, 2021 at 9:47 AM
  
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers arrested 33-year-old Clifton Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee at 7300 Smoky Falls Way. Hall was wanted on two counts of attempted second-degree murder from an incident that occurred on March 29, 2021.  On that d ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 07, 2021 at 9:17 AM
  
At around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a hit-and-run near 108 W. Inskip. Officers were informed that a white vehicle involved in the crash was leaving the scene. Officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it at the Pilot at 100 Merchant ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 03, 2021 at 8:28 AM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will host its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint on Saturday, May 8 at the Phil E. Keith Training Center located at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Due to current staffing availability and COVID-19 precautions, checks will be available by appoint ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 23, 2021 at 8:34 AM
  
On Wednesday, KPD Chief of Police Eve Thomas issued the following statement: “I want to express my gratitude to the Office of Attorney General Charme Allen and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their tireless attention to this case and expediency in the completion of a comprehensive, inde ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 21, 2021 at 6:44 PM
  
At around 12:10 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to Victor Ashe Park for a shooting investigation.   Based on the preliminary investigation, the shooting occurred following a dispute over a financial matter between two parties. At one point, the disput ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 19, 2021 at 8:04 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will host its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoint on Saturday, April 10 at the Phil E. Keith Training Center located at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Due to current staffing availability and COVID-19 precautions, checks will be available by appo ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 01, 2021 at 2:34 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department has completed its first-ever deployment of body-worn cameras as well as the installation of upgraded in-car camera systems, it was announced on Thursday, April 1.  “We are ecstatic to announce that all uniformed KPD officers are now outfitted with body-worn cameras ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 01, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  
The five suspects who were captured following a pursuit that ended near the Dollar General at 2625 Western Avenue have been charged in the Montgomery Village shooting.  The suspects were identified as 26-year-old Deontae Green, 21-year-old Isaiah Harris, 20-year-old Kevin Wilson, 18-year-old Davi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2021 at 11:18 AM
  
Five Knoxville Police Department officers and one KPD unit have been announced as December 2020 commendation recipients, it was announced on Tuesday.   The KPD typically recognizes those employees who are selected to receive awards during public news conferences. Unfortunately, due to months-long ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 23, 2021 at 8:57 AM
  
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