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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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The Knoxville Police Department will resume its monthly Child Safety Seat Checkpoints this month, hosting the next event on Saturday, March 13 at 6388 Cement Plant Road in Knoxville, Tennessee. Due to current staffing availability and COVID-19 precautions, checks will be available by appointment ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 03, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  
FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico announced up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects wanted in connection to the February shooting deaths of 16-year-old Stanley Freeman, Jr. and 15-year-old Janaria Muhammad. Both teens were students at Austi ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Mar 02, 2021 at 4:06 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department Officer Austin Jordan has been selected as the recipient of the November 2020 Officer of the Month Award, it was announced on Wednesday. It marks the third Officer of the Month recognition of 2020 for Officer Jordan, who was also selected to receive the award for February ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 24, 2021 at 11:43 AM
  
Knoxville Police Department investigators are continuing to seek information regarding the shooting on February 12, 2021 that resulted in the death of 16-year-old Austin-East student. Continued investigative efforts and surveillance video near the scene revealed that there were numerous individua ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 15, 2021 at 2:51 PM
  
Knoxville Police Department officers Evan Thornton and Stephen Henderson have been announced as the recipients of the October 2020 Officer of the Month Award, it was announced on Thursday.  The KPD typically recognizes those employees who are selected to receive awards during public news conferen ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 11, 2021 at 11:05 AM
  
Five Knoxville Police Department officers have been selected as Officer of the Month winners for September 2020, the KPD announced on Thursday. The KPD typically recognizes those employees who are selected to receive awards during public news conferences. Unfortunately, due to months-long and ong ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 09, 2021 at 2:22 PM
  
The victim of the fatal shooting that occurred at the Vista Apartments on Sunday evening has been identified as Nikita Nunez, 29, of Knoxville, Tennessee.  At around 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2021, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the Vista Apartments located off Lula Powell ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Feb 01, 2021 at 11:33 AM
  
Four Knoxville Police Department officers have been recognized as Officer of the Month recipients for August 2020, the KPD announced on Wednesday.  The KPD typically recognizes those employees who are selected to receive awards during public news conferences. Unfortunately, due to months-long and ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 27, 2021 at 12:40 PM
  
Eight Knoxville Police Department officers have been honored as July Officer of the Month award recipients, the Department announced on Monday.  The KPD typically recognizes those employees who are selected to receive awards during public news conferences. Unfortunately, due to months-long and on ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Jan 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM
  
Former Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Price was presented with the 2020 KPD Legacy Award during a private ceremony at the Public Safety Building on Thursday, December 10. Legacy Award honorees are typically recognized during the department’s Annual Christmas Luncheon, but that event w ... more» 
Posted by serland  On Dec 10, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  
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