Special Crimes Unit

Police Chief

Paul Noel
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Lieutenant Brad Cox
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Dr. David Kitts
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Family Justice Center
400 Harriet Tubman Street
Knoxville, TN 37915
The Special Crimes Unit handles a variety of cases relating to child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, missing persons and human trafficking.

The unit provides services to domestic violence victims ranging from safety planning, Order of Protection assistance, and case investigation. The unit investigates the physical and/or sexual abuse of persons under the age of eighteen. The unit handles all missing person cases, including adults and juvenile runaways. In addition, this unit investigates reports of human trafficking.

The Special Crimes Unit is located within the Family Justice Center located at 400 Harriet Tubman Street. The Family Justice Center, which has been in operation since 2006, is supported by more than sixty partner agencies and is the gateway to our community's resources for victims of abuse.