Homicide and Violent Crimes Units

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In early 2023, the Knoxville Police Department officially formed a standalone Homicide Unit. The detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit are solely responsible for investigating all homicides that occur within the City of Knoxville in addition to non-fatal shootings, suicides, any assaults that result in potentially life-threatening injuries and deaths of a suspicious nature.

The Violent Crimes Unit was separated from the Homicide Unit, though the detectives within each of those units work closely with one another on the investigations that fall within the two units’ purview.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives are responsible for investigations into robberies, bank robberies, assaults, aggravated assaults with non-life-threatening injuries, work-place violence situations and adult missing persons.

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