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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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On Saturday, May 23 at around 2:07 p.m., officers with the Knoxville Police Department’s Violence Reduction Team arrested Aaron Gray, DOB 12-16-82, in the area of the 100 block of N. Central Street and Jackson Avenue. Gray is accused of committing numerous sexual assaults against numerous victims, b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 10:12 PM
  
On Friday, May 22 at around 9:28 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers received multiple calls of shots fired in the area around the Stillhouse Tavern located at 4921 Homberg Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound that did not appear to b ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM
  
At approximately 12:39 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the report of bones that were found in the woods near the 200 block of Overbrook Drive. The bones were positively identified as human remains. KPD Violent Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examine ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 20, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  
UPDATE (May 18, 2020, 9:20 a.m.): The victim from the fatal stabbing that occurred at 418 N. Broadway on Friday, May 15 has been identified as 48-year-old Eric Yorker. ---------------------------------------  At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Friday, May 15, Knoxville Police Department officers re ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 18, 2020 at 9:23 AM
  
Captain Susan Coker and Officer Lori Banks have been recognized as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Community Service Award recipients, it was announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor its yearly award winners. However, ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 12:22 PM
  
The three-man maintenance team of Jody Dykes, Benjamin Peterson and Caleb Sheville have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year recipients, the Department announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  
Arim Ismail has been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Explorer of the Year, it was announced by the Department on Monday, May 11. Ismail was presented the award for her unselfish dedication, dependability and significant accumulation of volunteer hours.  The Knoxville Police ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  
Special Crimes Unit Investigator Phyllis Tonkin has been tabbed as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Mike Waggoner Leadership Award recipient, the Department announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor its yearly award win ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 10:38 AM
  
Special Crimes Unit Investigator Patty Tipton and West District Patrol Officer Ethan Grantham have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Officers of the Year, it was announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  
UPDATE (Wednesday, May 6, 8:00 a.m.): The victim from the fatal collision on Tuesday morning on Alcoa Highway has been identified as Samuel Stevens, age 34, of Knoxville, Tennessee.  ------------------------ On Tuesday, May 5 at 5:45 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a ca ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 06, 2020 at 8:08 AM
  
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