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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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April 2022 - Posts
A Detroit man is in custody after fleeing from the scene of a traffic stop with a Knoxville Police Department officer inside of the car on Sunday.       On Sunday, April 24, KPD officers stopped a car at the Shell gas station on Clinton Highway for a traffic violation. Officers noted the smell of ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 26, 2022 at 5:22 PM
  
Veteran patrol officer J.D. Hopkins was selected to receive the Mike Waggoner Leadership Award, which is presented annually to an officer who exhibits strong passion, dedication and thoroughness while inspiring those around them to do the same. Further, recipients of the award embody all of the char ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 26, 2022 at 1:51 PM
  
Alexander Beatty was recognized as the 2021 Explorer of the Year on Tuesday at the Knoxville Police Department’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.  Beatty has been with the KPD Explorer Post since February 2016, when he graduated from the Basic Explorer Academy. Since that time, Beatty ha ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 26, 2022 at 1:41 PM
  
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Digital Forensic Analyst Shannon Morris and Grants and Planning Manager Stacey Payne were announced as the co-recipients of the 2021 Employee of the Year Award on Tuesday at the Knoxville Police Department’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.  “Both Shan ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 26, 2022 at 1:33 PM
  
West District patrol officer Tim Walker and Organized Crime Unit investigators Brandon Stryker and Brandon Glover were presented with the 2021 Officer of the Year Award on Tuesday at the Knoxville Police Department’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.  “We were honored to recognize these three ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 26, 2022 at 1:21 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department Property Crimes Unit is investigating after two unknown suspects broke into the ATMs at an area bank and fled in a stolen truck early Sunday morning.   At around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022, two ATMs at the ORNL Federal Credit Union at 3634 E. Magnolia Aven ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 19, 2022 at 1:58 PM
  
Last week, Knoxville Police Department officers either arrested or misdemeanor cited 51 individuals between the ages of 17 and 55 with weapon or drug charges. In a review of KPD reports from incidents that occurred between Monday, April 4 and Sunday, April 10, officers also seized at least nine f ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 13, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  
At around 7 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022, Knoxville Police Department officers arrived at the scene of a single-car crash on S. Northshore Drive at Lyons View Pike. The driver of the involved car, which had come to rest just inside of Lakeshore Park, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 11, 2022 at 9:31 AM
  
A second individual has been arrested and charged as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Jaqwan Gillette, who was shot and killed on the night of March 28, 2022.    On Thursday, March 31, Community Engagement Response Team officers took a 17-year-old male into custody at an apartm ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 05, 2022 at 5:25 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is investigating after a four-year-old girl was struck and injured by what is believed to be a stray bullet early Sunday morning.   At around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2022, KPD officers responded to a home in the 2200 block of Martin Luthe ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 04, 2022 at 3:35 PM
  
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