A month into the job, KPD’s new chief of cultural change wants to break down barriers and build bridges inside and outside the department.
Video Crime Fighting
City Council OKs the construction of a Real Time Information Center for KPD in the Public Safety Complex.
Police Chief Paul Noel hires a law professor and former federal prosecutor to promote accountability and help shape the department’s culture.
KPD Seeks Accountability Director
Chief Paul Noel is asking City Council to create an executive-level position to oversee cultural change within the police department.
City Homicides Down in 2022
KPD investigated fewer murders last year, though officials say more needs to be done to lower the level of violence in Knoxville.
Looking Ahead: City of Knoxville 2023
Municipal elections will attract much of the public attention this year, while stadium construction should begin and the Public Safety Complex will open.
2022 Revue: City of Knoxville
Change was a constant in city government this year, from stadium financing to taxes to KPD and more.
KPD and PARC reach an agreement that allows greater access to information for the city’s law enforcement advisory board.
Funding for Violence Intervention
With homicides still above pre-pandemic levels, KPD gets the green light to apply for a $2 million state grant to help prevent gun violence.
Neyland Beer Sales at Risk
The city is seeking a suspension of Aramark’s beer permit based on recurring citations for underage sales.