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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 [email protected].

Click here to view KPD's current calls for service (updated every two hours).

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On Monday, October 3, 2022, the AHIDTA Drug Related Death Task Force with assistance from Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad and Drug Interdiction Unit personnel executed a state search warrant at 1900 Dutch Valley Drive #23. The search warrant was obtained by Organized Crime Unit ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 7:41 PM
The Knoxville Police Department and seven other area law enforcement entities are partnering to host an event for National Faith & Blue Weekend (October 7-10, 2022).   The event will be held on Monday, October 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Safety City, located at 165 S. Concord Street. Numerous area law e ... more» 
Posted by serland  at 11:12 AM
Due to staffing shortages and effective this month, all Child Safety Seat Checkpoints will be conducted by appointment only.  The Child Safety Seat Checkpoints are a completely free-of-charge service offered by the KPD for parents, grandparents or other guardians. During the Checkpoint, child car ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 05, 2022 at 3:19 PM
Chief of Police Paul Noel announced the promotion of 20 Knoxville Police Department officers as well as a significant reorganization of the Department’s structure during a promotional ceremony held Monday evening at the Civic Coliseum Auditorium.   With these promotions, Chief Noel solidifies his ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 03, 2022 at 5:50 PM
Bicyclist Identified from Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash (October 3, 2022, 11:15 a.m.) The bicyclist from the fatal hit-and-run crash on Magnolia Avenue has been identified as George Davis, 59 of Knoxville, Tennessee.   The investigation into the crash is ongoing. At this time, investigators have not ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Oct 03, 2022 at 11:31 AM
UPDATE (September 30, 2022, 3 p.m.): The 16-year-old male who was detained at the scene of yesterday’s deadly shooting at Big Oaks Apartments has been identified as the suspect and charged for possession of a firearm by a juvenile. Additional charges from the shooting are still pending.    ----- ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 30, 2022 at 3:06 PM
49-year-old David Jordan was arrested on multiple felony weapon and drug charges on Tuesday, September 27 as part of a drug distribution investigation that was led by the Knoxville Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit and DEA Task Force officers.  The investigation began after Jordan was ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 28, 2022 at 11:41 AM
Woman Found Dead on Watauga Avenue Identified (September 26, 2022, 8 p.m.)   Knoxville Police Department investigators have positively identified the woman who was found dead on Watauga Avenue on Saturday night as Brandy Geisler, 34 of Knoxville, Tennessee. Cause of death has not yet been determin ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 26, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Victim from Henley Street Crash Identified (September 26, 2022, 11 a.m.)  The pedestrian who was hit and killed on Henley Street has been identified as Quinton Fields, 23 of Knoxville, Tennessee. The investigation into the crash, which is being led by Knoxville Police Department Crash Reconstruct ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 26, 2022 at 11:02 AM
On Thursday, September 22, 2022 at around 9:20 p.m., KPD officers responded to an alleged bomb threat at the Regal Riviera on Gay Street. The initial calls were that a man had left a suitcase that possibly contained a bomb, which proved to be entirely false.  Responding officers determined that a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Sep 23, 2022 at 8:50 AM
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