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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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Former Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Price was presented with the 2020 KPD Legacy Award during a private ceremony at the Public Safety Building on Thursday, December 10. Legacy Award honorees are typically recognized during the department’s Annual Christmas Luncheon, but that event w ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Dec 10, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department and McNabb Center are pleased to announce that the co-responder pilot program is underway and already beginning to yield success in assisting individuals facing mental illness or substance use struggles. The pilot program between the KPD and the McNabb Center pairs a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Dec 07, 2020 at 2:14 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is continuing to seek information concerning the unsolved 2017 murder of 28-year-old Shanna Harmon. On May 19, 2017 at approximately 3:20 a.m., Knoxville Police Department investigators responded to 1100 Chickamauga Avenue in reference to a shooting incident that h ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Dec 01, 2020 at 4:41 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department has continued to see an alarming trend of firearms being stolen from vehicles.    As of November 15, the KPD had received 103 vehicular burglary reports that included the theft of a firearm, according to the provisional data. Of those, the vehicle was either left u ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Nov 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  
On Friday, October 23, 2020 at around 12:30 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 7900 block of Gleason Drive in reference to a shooting call. The suspect, later identified as Caelan Greenfield (DOB 11/7/97) of Knoxville, Tennessee, called 9-1-1 to report that he had shot his g ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 23, 2020 at 7:44 AM
  
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at around 11 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers took a 17-year-old male into custody in the 800 block of Graves Street. The defendant, who is not being identified due to his juvenile status, is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attem ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 20, 2020 at 9:35 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department investigators have obtained warrants for the arrest of Johnathan Davis, 19, of Knoxville, Tennessee for the first degree murder and attempted second degree murder stemming from the shooting that occurred at the Red Roof Inn located at 5334 Central Avenue Pike on October 1 ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at about 12:15 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle at Blackstock Avenue near Hannah Avenue. The male driver, who was the only occupant of the motorcycle, was pronounced deceased at the scene by AMR. Followi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM
  
Victim Identified from Red Roof Inn Shooting The victim of the fatal shooting that occurred on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the Red Roof Inn located at 5334 Central Avenue Pike has been identified as John Townsend (DOB 4/30/62) of Knoxville, Tennessee. The second victim remains in critical conditi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 14, 2020 at 10:49 AM
  
Victim Identified from North Knoxville Shooting (October 12, 2020, 5:25 p.m.) The victim from the shooting that occurred on Monday, October 12, 2020 near the 1900 block of Texas Avenue has been identified as Demario Lowery (DOB 9/9/94) of Detroit, Michigan. There are no suspects in custody and th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 12, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  
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