Public Information Office

Police Chief

Paul Noel
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Scott Erland
KPD Communications Manager
[email protected]
865-215-7210 office

The Knoxville Police Department’s Public Information Office is a 24-hour a day, 7 day a week operation.

The Communications Manager is assigned to the Police Chief's office and is physically in the Chief’s suite and is considered a member of his Command Staff.

The Public Information Office is structured to support the entire Knoxville Police Department. Its main function is to promote the department in a positive manner to both the general public and the news media. One way in which that goal is obtained is through periodic meetings with local media outlets to address their questions or concerns. These meetings allow them to have input on the media guidelines or to offer suggestions for fostering positive police / media relations.