Changing of the Guard

After being sworn in as KPD’s new chief, Paul Noel takes the first step toward instituting new accountability training for the department.

Meeting the Chief

Noel will bring a flavor of New Orleans’ police reforms to Knoxville when he takes the reins of KPD in June.

Noel to be Named Chief

Kincannon picks a nationally known reform advocate from New Orleans to lead the Knoxville Police Department.

Budget Under Pressure

Council gets an update on the city’s financial situation and a look at challenges for next year’s budget, particularly pension and personnel costs.

Power Poll: Police Chief Search

A majority of respondents to this month’s survey want a person with leadership experience at a larger agency to be KPD’s next leader.

KPD Chief Thomas to Retire

The city will conduct a nationwide search for a successor who will have to address internal cultural issues and a surging violent crime rate.

PARC to KPD: Improve Race Relations

The oversight committee’s chair wants to see firm proposals from KPD on how to build bridges to the city’s African-American community.

A Question of Leadership

Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie says she’s lost confidence in Police Chief Eve Thomas over racist incidents within KPD.