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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).

Recent Posts
May 2022 - Posts
The Knoxville Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for an open Police Grants and Planning Manager position. Applications are being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Prior experience at a law enforcement agency is preferred but not required.     The Police Grants and Plann ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 20, 2022 at 2:18 PM
At around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the 1900 block of Minnesota Avenue on the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center, where he is ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 20, 2022 at 2:15 PM
A Knoxville man is in custody for multiple felony drug charges after the Knoxville Police Department Organized Crime Unit conducted a search warrant at a Montgomery Village apartment on Tuesday afternoon.    At around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, OCU investigators with assistance from Spec ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2022 at 11:19 AM
The Knoxville Police Department has added dates for its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints. In addition to hosting a checkpoint on the second Saturday of every month, a checkpoint will now also be offered on the fourth Tuesday of every month.   The Child Safety Seat Checkpoints are a completel ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 05, 2022 at 8:34 AM
Victims Identified from Shooting at Hatmaker’s Bar & Grill (May 2, 2022, 1:45 p.m.) The victims from the shooting that occurred at the Hatmaker’s Bar & Grill on Friday night have been identified as Kenneth Burgett, 46 of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Patrick Petty, 30 of Harrogate, Tennessee.   A ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 02, 2022 at 1:44 PM