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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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Special Crimes Unit Investigator Phyllis Tonkin has been tabbed as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Mike Waggoner Leadership Award recipient, the Department announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor its yearly award win ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 10:38 AM
  
Special Crimes Unit Investigator Patty Tipton and West District Patrol Officer Ethan Grantham have been selected as the Knoxville Police Department’s 2019 Officers of the Year, it was announced on Monday, May 11.  The Knoxville Police Department typically hosts a Recognition Luncheon to honor ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 11, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  
UPDATE (Wednesday, May 6, 8:00 a.m.): The victim from the fatal collision on Tuesday morning on Alcoa Highway has been identified as Samuel Stevens, age 34, of Knoxville, Tennessee.  ------------------------ On Tuesday, May 5 at 5:45 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a ca ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 06, 2020 at 8:08 AM
  
Twenty-eight new police recruits and five new cadets officially began the Knoxville Police Department Training Academy on Monday morning, as the members of Recruit Class 2020-A embarked on their journey to become KPD officers at the Phil Keith Training Facility.  The KPD police recruits will ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 04, 2020 at 5:12 PM
  
UPDATE (May 1, 2020, 5:15 p.m.) The victim from the shooting that occurred on Thursday night in the 1200 block of Adcock Avenue has been identified as 24-year-old Anthony Sanford. KPD investigators have identified the suspect as 20-year-old Tomier Lundy and have issued a warrant for his arrest fo ... more» 
Posted by serland  On May 01, 2020 at 5:19 PM
  
Update (Thursday, April 30, 5:15 p.m.) Lamar Mallett (DOB 4/24/90) has been charged with a second count of First Degree Murder in the shooting death of 38-year-old Ashley Marie Hurt. The investigation remains ongoing.  -------------------------------------------------- Update on double homi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 30, 2020 at 5:17 PM
  
KPD investigators are looking to identify the suspect from a burglary that occurred at 2019 Central Street (Alignment Professionals). Sometime between 6 p.m. on April 20 and 7:45 a.m. on April 21, a trailer with a Sea-Doo jet ski as well as a second utility trailer were taken from the lot. The Sea-D ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 29, 2020 at 10:39 AM
  
UPDATE (April 24, 7:56 p.m.) Shawn Case, 27, has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of Brittney Webb, 32, who was found deceased inside of a residence at the Ridgebrook Apartments on the morning of Friday, April 24.  After officers responded to the scene just ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 24, 2020 at 7:58 PM
  
On Thursday, April 23 at 11:37 a.m., KPD West District officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1000 block of Cedarhill Road. The witnesses were three young boys who were riding their bikes around Whitlow Logan Park when they observed the suspect, Larry Bradley (DOB: 12/8/76), take a road ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 24, 2020 at 8:58 AM
  
On Thursday, April 23 at around 5 a.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a reported stabbing that occurred at the Days Inn located on Dante Road. While in route to the scene, officers learned that the victim and witness had left the scene to travel to the hospital. Officers made con ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 23, 2020 at 2:55 PM
  
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