Policing Plans

The two candidates for mayor have similar visions for KPD, but differ on how to best accomplish community policing.

Cameras, Culture and Community

A City Council resolution about police body cams on Tuesday turned into an exploration of a host of issues confronting KPD.

Body Cam Consensus

Police cruiser with lights on

Mayor, police chief, candidates support studying cameras for KPD officers following the death of a hit-and-run suspect.

Coming Into Focus

Plans for the city’s public safety complex at the former St. Mary’s site are firming up with input from the Police and Fire departments.

Damage Control

Mayor Rogero and Chief Thomas address an Internal Affairs investigation into lewd behavior in the KPD ranks and alleged inaction by supervisors.

Hallway Monitors

The Knox County school board approves a new agreement on officers in the schools, and sends a message about restraint.

Schoolhouse Cops

Knox County schools

As the school board considers an amended agreement for law enforcement on campus, some raise concerns.

Walking Away From the Streets

City Council votes to fund a program aimed at giving sex workers a chance to stay out of jail and get out of the life.

Help Wanted

City County Building

With unemployment low, the City of Knoxville is finding it difficult to fill positions in multiple departments.