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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).

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On Wednesday, July 1 at approximately 7:36 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers were dispatched to a shooting at Divide Street and Savoy Street. Upon arrival, officers located three victims. Two of the victims were transported to the UT Medical Center for treatment for severe injuries as a res ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 02, 2020 at 8:07 AM
UPDATE (July 1, 2020, 9:25 a.m.): Victim Identified from Fatal Western Heights Shooting  The victim who was found deceased from at least one gunshot wound in the 1200 block of Better Tomorrow Drive on Tuesday morning has been identified as 24-year-old Katelyn Slivenski of Knoxville, Tennessee. Th ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jul 01, 2020 at 9:26 AM
On Friday, June 19 at about 6:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Third Creek Greenway on Sutherland Avenue for an alleged assault. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a female victim, who stated that she had been running on the greenway when she was approached by the sus ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 22, 2020 at 5:20 PM
On 06/18/20 at approx. 7:50 pm, E911 received a call about a possible drowning at the Ijams Nature Center located at 3112 Island Home Ave. The caller advised that a teenaged boy had gone under while swimming and never resurfaced. KFD, Knox. Co. Rescue squad dive team along with KPD responded to the ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM
On Thursday, June 18 at about 11 p.m., KPD Central Business District officers responded to a disturbance at the Hampton Inn located at 618 Main Street, where a female subject had placed several calls to 911 stating that people were trying to kill her.  Upon arrival, when officers attempted to kno ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 19, 2020 at 1:29 PM
With safety measures in place to protect against the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the Knoxville Police Department will resume its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints on Saturday, June 13. The free Child Safety Seat Checkpoint events, which were canceled in April and May, are held each month fr ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 09, 2020 at 1:21 PM
Update on Kirby Road Shooting Investigation (June 8, 2020, 9:20 a.m.) The victim from the Sunday morning shooting on Kirby Road has passed away and this is now an active homicide investigation. The victim has been identified as Darryl Florence (DOB 9/8/89) of Knoxville, Tennessee. Investigators a ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 08, 2020 at 9:23 AM
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
On Thursday, June 4 at 10:44 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers responded to an aggravated assault in the 2900 block of Curtis Lane after a female victim called 911 stating that her husband had shot her. Upon arrival, officers observed a female gunshot victim, who stated that her husband had ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 05, 2020 at 9:46 AM
At around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, Knoxville Police Department officers attempted to make contact with three suspicious individuals in the parking lot of the UPS facility located on Callahan Drive. As officers went to detain one of the male subjects for questioning, he fled from officers on f ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jun 04, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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