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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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At around 5:14 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a carjacking that occurred at the Dollar General at 7407 Middlebrook Pike. The victim, a 27-year-old male, reported that he exited the store and got into his vehicle when a male suspect opened the door o ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 17, 2021 at 5:49 AM
  
This past week, Knoxville Police Department officers kept working hard to take drugs and guns off of the street. According to KPD incident reports, from Monday, September 6 through Sunday, September 12, officers arrested 58 individuals ranging from 21 years old to 64 years old for drug or weapon cha ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 13, 2021 at 4:39 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department Organized Crime Unit Investigators Brandon Glover and Brandon Stryker were presented with 2021 Tennessee Office of Homeland Security First Responder Recognition Awards on Thursday morning during a ceremony that was held in Nashville, Tennessee.   The First Responder Re ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 09, 2021 at 2:09 PM
  
UPDATE #2: Vincent Morrison Arrested in Ramona, California On Tuesday, September 7, Vincent Morrison was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Ramona, California. Morrison, 31 of Maryville, Tennessee, was sought on an outstanding warrant for sec ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 08, 2021 at 7:47 AM
  
At around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, September 5, 2021, KPD Community Engagement Response Team officers were on patrol when they spotted a red Ford Taurus known to be occupied by wanted felon Desmond Hatchett, 42 of Knoxville, Tennessee. When officers attempted to catch up with the suspect and initiate a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 07, 2021 at 7:56 AM
  
If you have an interest in forensics and a desire to assist in investigations, please consider applying to join our team. The KPD is currently looking to hire two new Crime Scene Technicians and is accepting applications for those open positions through September 10.  Crime Scene Technicians play ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 03, 2021 at 12:07 PM
  
Shanida Nico Holland, 43 of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been indicted for first degree murder in the shooting death of Shabaaka Awolowo on September 17, 2020.   At around 8:57 p.m. on September 17, 2020, KPD officers responded to the Southside Flats Apartments at 2727 Fort Stanley Way, where Awolow ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 01, 2021 at 8:37 AM
  
Over the past week, Knoxville Police Department officers continued to work hard to keep Knoxville safe and prevent violent crime. Based on reports submitted, from Monday, August 23 through Sunday, August 29, KPD patrol officers arrested at least 58 individuals in ages ranging from 14 to 56 for drug ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM
  
At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers heard gunshots that were fired near 1931 Cumberland Avenue. Responding officers located two gunshot victims in the area, both adult males. One victim had a gunshot wound to the lower leg. The second victim had at lea ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 28, 2021 at 11:42 AM
  
Just before 2 a.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on I-40 West near the Cedar Bluff Road exit ramp. The involved male pedestrian, age 21, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel. The preliminary investigation ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Aug 27, 2021 at 7:39 AM
  
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