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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
On Wednesday, KPD Chief of Police Eve Thomas issued the following statement: “I want to express my gratitude to the Office of Attorney General Charme Allen and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their tireless attention to this case and expediency in the completion of a comprehensive, inde ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Apr 21, 2021 at 6:44 PM
On Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department Chief of Police Eve Thomas released the following statement regarding City Council’s approval of the contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc.  “We are excited to reach this point in the process of equipping our officers with body-worn cameras and upgrading ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 28, 2020 at 10:31 PM
Most of the practices and policies recommended by the “8 Can’t Wait” campaign are already in place at the Knoxville Police Department, including the exhaustion of all other means before resorting to the use of deadly force, required de-escalation, required reporting for instances of use of force, an ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 05, 2020 at 4:40 PM