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.
The Year Ahead: City of Knoxville
Public safety, housing and economic opportunity will continue to be at the center of the city’s agenda.
Deputy Chief Retires Under a Cloud
Ronald Green, who commanded KPD’s Patrol Division, exits just before the conclusion of a sexual misconduct investigation.
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.