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PARC logoMarcus Rudolph
MRudolph@KnoxvilleTN.gov
865-215-3966
400 Main St., Room 538
Knoxville, TN 37902


The purpose of the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC) is to strengthen the relationship between the members of the Knoxville Police Department and the citizens they serve through an independent review of police actions.

PARC reviews incidents involving police action following the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigations. Citizens can either register formal or anonymous complaints with PARC's executive director.

Pursuant to City Ordinance 0-194-01, PARC has the power to receive, investigate, hear cases, make findings on complaints and to disclose those findings to the Mayor and the KPD Chief of Police.

For information on how to file a complaint on alleged police misconduct, click here. Need help? Please call PARC Executive Director LaKenya Middlebrook at 865-215-3869.


APPOINTMENT OF PARC MEMBERS

This committee consists of seven members. Members must possess a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service, be qualified to vote in Knox County and not be a current employee of any governmental body except those employed in the field of education. PARC members must be registered voters in the City of Knoxville.

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council. Terms are for a three-year period. Members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

The Committee has hired an Executive Director who is a full-time employee of PARC. The Executive Director may have additional staff members, as needed.


MEETINGS SCHEDULE

PARC's next public meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. on: 

    April 22, 2021, via Zoom; passcode: 999999
    August 26, 2021, Small Assembly Room, City County Building (400 Main Street)
    October 28, 2021, location TBA


To request to speak during the public forum portion of a PARC meeting, contact PARC Executive Director LaKenya Middlebrook at 865-215-3869 or via email. Confirmed speakers will receive instructions via email on how to log into the meeting. 

PARC meets quarterly at 6 p.m.  Locations vary per meeting.  Please call the Police Advisory & Review Committee Office at 865-215-3869 for the next meeting date and location or check the City's Event Calendar.


RECENT NEWS

Mayor Kincannon Discusses PARC Committee - Facebook Live 06/04/2020

PARC Holds Quarterly Meeting June 25 in Main Assembly Room - 06/22/2020


COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current committee membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this committee.