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PARC 20th ANNIVERSARY The past weeks have been stressful and uncertain for our country and for our communities. As we continue to adapt to the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our lives, it's vital that we continue to take care of ourselves and each other.

PARC remains a resource to the community. Currently, we are not taking in-person complaints, but are still accepting complaints using our citizen complaint online form and by phone at 865-215-3869. Remember, you can always remain anonymous when contacting our office.

The Police Advisory & Review Committee (PARC) meeting scheduled for April 16th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to reschedule this meeting as soon as possible. Although we have had to pause our in-person engagement temporarily, it's PARC’s priority to continue to provide transparent information using our website and Facebook page. Please visit it frequently for updates.

If you have questions, please call the PARC office at 865-215-3869.

Other Updates/Changes:
PARC Interim Executive Director
Ola Blackmon-McBride
Cell: 865-679-2987

PARC logoThe purpose of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) is to strengthen the relationship between the members of the Knoxville Police Department and the citizens they serve through an independent review of police actions.

PARC reviews incidents involving police action following the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigations. Citizens can either register formal or anonymous complaints with PARC's executive director.

Pursuant to City Ordinance 0-194-01, PARC has the power to receive, investigate, hear cases, make findings on complaints and to disclose those findings to the Mayor and the KPD Chief of Police.

For information on how to file a complaint on alleged police misconduct, click here. Need help? Please call PARC Executive Director Clarence Vaughn at 865-215-3869 or 865-679-2987.


This committee consists of seven members. Members must posses a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service, be qualified to vote in Knox County and not be a current employee of any governmental body except those employed in the field of education. PARC Members must be a registered voter in the City of Knoxville.

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Terms are for a three-year period. Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

The Committee has hired an Executive Director who is a full-time employee of PARC. The Executive Director may have additional staff members, as needed.


The Board meets quarterly at 6 p.m.  Locations vary per meeting.  Please call the Police Advisory & Review Committee Office at 865-215-3869 for the next meeting date and location or check the City's Event Calendar.

Click here to view current committee membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this committee.