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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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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
  
The Knoxville Police Department is continuing to seek wanted fugitive Johnathan Davis Jr., who is sought on charges of first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred at the Red Roof Inn at 5334 Central Avenue Pike on October 11, 2020.  Davis Jr., 20 of Knoxvil ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  
On Monday, March 15, 2021, Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit investigators obtained juvenile petitions charging a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male with first-degree murder for the February 12 murder of 16-year-old Austin-East student Stanley Freeman Jr. The identities of the sus ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 15, 2021 at 6:29 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department will resume its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints this month, hosting the next event on Saturday, March 13 at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee. Due to current staffing availability and COVID-19 precautions, checks will be available by appointment ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 03, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  
FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico announced up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects wanted in connection to the February shooting deaths of 16-year-old Stanley Freeman, Jr. and 15-year-old Janaria Muhammad. Both teens were students at Austi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 02, 2021 at 4:06 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department Officer Austin Jordan has been selected as the recipient of the November 2020 Officer of the Month Award, it was announced on Wednesday. It marks the third Officer of the Month recognition of 2020 for Officer Jordan, who was also selected to receive the award for February ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 24, 2021 at 11:43 AM
  
Knoxville Police Department investigators are continuing to seek information regarding the shooting on February 12, 2021 that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Austin-East student. Continued investigative efforts and surveillance video near the scene revealed that there were numerous individua ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 15, 2021 at 2:51 PM
  
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