As of this morning, Knoxville Police Department officers will no longer respond to routine traffic accidents that don’t involve injuries.  The decision was first announced early last month by newly appointed KPD Chief Paul Noel, who...
The Knoxville Police Department’s new chief got a chance to explain how he plans to make the agency more accountable while attending his first meeting of the city’s civilian review board. Chief Paul Noel also found...
Slow down, people! In all seriousness, that’s the message that police are trying to get across right now thanks to the unusually high numbers of traffic citations handed out in school zones over the past two...
The four Knoxville Police Department officers involved in the shooting death of a teenage boy in an Austin-East Magnet High School restroom were cleared of wrongdoing by an internal affairs investigation, officials said Wednesday. Although both...
Whenever officers from the Knoxville Police Department take a life, injure a suspect, or fire their guns, their actions will soon be subjected to an-depth examination by a Use of Force Review Board, officials announced...
A veteran Knoxville Police Department officer was arrested Monday for allegedly strangling his wife during an argument over infidelity, court records show. John D. Pickens, 40, the School Resource Officer assigned to Fulton High School, was...
The Knoxville Police Department has been selected to join the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project as a partner agency, officials announced last week.  The ABLE Project is derived from another program that was developed...
The loved ones of a 17-year-old boy who was shot to death in a school restroom have streamlined their federal lawsuit to exclusively target the Knoxville Police Department for mistakes that allegedly led to the...
Most drivers, at some point in their life, will learn firsthand the apprehension — even fear — that accompanies the sight of blue lights in the rearview mirror.  You don’t have to be drunk or a...
Chief Paul Noel hasn’t been shy about shaking up how the Knoxville Police Department does business since he took over the agency in June. He continued his revamping of KPD’s policies on Monday with the announcement...