KNOXVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT (KPD) |
Sgt. Tracy Hunter
800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
The Inspections Unit is responsible for enforcing all city and state
laws and regulations pertaining to alcoholic beverages and vehicles
for hire. Part of this responsibility is preparing a report for
the Knoxville City Beer Board for presentment at each Beer Board
meeting. This report outlines any criminal or traffic offenses a
beer permit applicant may have had in the past. To insure those
businesses that possess a city beer permit are operating within
the law, officers of the Inspections Unit conduct numerous bar checks
and periodically conduct underage beer stings targeting sales to
minors. The Unit also coordinates the Tennessee Alcohol Server Knowledge
Class (TASK). This class is held on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. at the Safety Building. Call 865-215-7252 for more information
on the class.
The Inspections Unit is responsible for the inspection of vehicles
for hire such as taxis, limos, and shuttle buses. In addition, anyone
who wishes to drive a vehicle in this category must come to the
Inspections Unit and apply for a driver permit. All services
are by appointment only. Appointments are secured by calling 865-215-7379.
In addition to regulating alcoholic beverages and vehicles for
hire, the unit also monitors the wrecker companies that are on rotation
for the City of Knoxville. Click here to see the current wrecker rotation list.
The Inspections Unit also regulates and enforces vehicle booting ordinances. Click here to see the current list of authorized booting agencies.
The Inspections Unit is presently staffed by: Officers Tracy Hunter, Michael Price, Todd Greene and Nichole Westrup. Members of the Inspections Unit can be reached at 865-215-7379.