KPD Police Cars

Police Chief

Eve M. Thomas
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Knoxville Police Department Vehicle History

Police Cars

In the early days officers were compelled to drag their prisoners which included drunks to jail. This was a revolting site to see, so the State legislature of 1891 passed a law requiring cities to provide a Patrol Wagon for this purpose. The first were horse drawn. To the right is a picture of the first motorized patrol wagon a 1923 Sea Cab.

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