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KPD News & Alerts

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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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Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 concerns and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the 62nd Citizen's Police Academy has been postponed until the fall. The next CPA will now run August 20-November 5.
Posted by serland  On Mar 17, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is following and will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines of the Knox County Health Department, the CDC and other public health entities for avoiding exposure to COVID-19, “flattening the curve” and minimizing communal spread. Those guidelines includ ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 16, 2020 at 6:31 PM
  
The body recovered in the water off the 10800 block of Rogers Island Road on Monday, March 9 by deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been positively identified as missing Jefferson County woman, 48-year-old Tiffany Trull.  The body was transported to the Knox County Medical Examiner ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 09, 2020 at 4:20 PM
  
The victims from the shootings on Division Street and Trousdale Road overnight into the morning of Sunday, March 8 have been identified. The victim from Division Street has been identified as 29-year-old Juliana White, while the victims from the residence at 6629 Trousdale Road have been identified ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 09, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  
At about 6:03 a.m. on Monday, March 9, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a single-vehicle accident on Broadway at Walker Boulevard. The preliminary investigation determined that a black Honda was traveling southbound on Broadway when it flipped and came to rest after impacting the co ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 09, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  
Update - March 8, 2020, 7:45 p.m.   Desmon Rhea (DOB: 11/26/95) of Knoxville, Tennessee has been taken into custody for the overnight shootings on Division Street and Trousdale Road that resulted in the death of three female victims. Charges are pending.  Leads developed by investigators w ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 08, 2020 at 7:49 PM
  
At 12:32 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, KPD officers were flagged down by an individual suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg in front of 1912 Cumberland Avenue. The victim, a 20-year-old male, stated that he was inside the Uptown Bar & Grill when he was shot. The victim was transported to the UT Me ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 07, 2020 at 11:08 AM
  
​FBI release - March 6, 2020 The Knoxville Office of the FBI along with the Knoxville Police Department are investigating the robbery of the First Horizon Bank located at 1815 Downtown West Boulevard.  According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 11:20 this morning a white male ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 06, 2020 at 3:46 PM
  
FBI release - March 5, 2020 The Knoxville Office of the FBI along with the Knoxville Police Department are investigating the robbery of the Home Federal Bank located at 1700 Downtown West Boulevard. According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 9:05 this morning a white male ent ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 05, 2020 at 2:28 PM
  
The Knoxville Police Department is continuing its investigation into the disappearance of Jefferson County woman, 48-year-old Tiffany Trull.  Trull, who is 5’2” and 148 pounds, was reported missing to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, February 28. Since that day, there have bee ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 05, 2020 at 12:42 PM
  
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