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.

Flexibility for the New Chief

Reclassifying deputy chiefs would give the new KPD leader the ability to hire his top commanders from outside the department.

Culture Appraisal

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Council approves a third-party examination of KPD to coincide with the arrival of the city’s new police chief.

Power Poll: Justifying Tax Hikes

A majority of survey respondents say city employee pay increases and county infrastructure upgrades are sufficient reasons to raise property tax rates.

Council OKs Budget, Tax Hike

Kincannon’s $434.1 million budget proposal and the accompanying 50-cent property tax increase get reserved but solid support.

City Budget Vote Looms

Council will take up Mayor Indya Kincannon’s proposed $434.1 million budget and accompanying property tax increase on Tuesday.

Capital Steps

The Planning Commission approves the city’s long-term capital plan, which includes an infusion of state and federal funding for next year.

Leadership Metrics

As Knoxville’s new police chief, Paul Noel vows to focus on crime, community, culture and career development.

Meeting the Chief

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