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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).

Recent Posts
A public awareness message for motorists in Tennessee: State, county and local law enforcement officers will not pull you over for the sole purpose of determining if you have legal reason to be out of your residence, are employed by an essential business or engaged in essential activity.  KPD off ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 02, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Mayor Kincannon’s Executive Order, in support of the Knox County Health Department’s Safer at Home Order, directs and authorizes the KPD and other City regulatory authorities to take immediate action in collaboration with KCHD to enforce the mandates of the Order by seeking compliance or issuing cit ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 01, 2020 at 12:54 PM
As concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to grow and increasingly aggressive measures are taken in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus in the community, the Knoxville Police Department will work to combat rumors and answer your most frequently asked questions as it pertai ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:28 PM
In an effort to eliminate crowds in public spaces and practice wide-spread social distancing to prevent communal infection of COVID-19, City of Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an Executive Order into effect on Friday, March 20, closing City of Knoxville restaurants, bars, commercial event cen ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 20, 2020 at 3:57 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