Formalizing Oversight

Paul Noel and Tiffany Davidson

KPD and PARC reach an agreement that allows greater access to information for the city’s law enforcement advisory board.

Funding for Violence Intervention

Police Chief Paul Noel

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.

KPD Culture Assessed

KPD Chief Paul Noel

A majority of Police Department employees say they have job support, but have concerns about fairness in promotions and a lack of communication.

Noel Reorganizes KPD

Indya Kincannon, Deputy Chiefs Susan Coker, David Powell

Under the new framework, some police functions will be decentralized and newly appointed district commanders will be given more responsibility.

Officers Cleared

Chief Paul Noel and Mayor Indya Kincannon

An internal investigation found that four KPD officers didn’t commit use-of-force policy violations in the death of Anthony Thompson Jr.

‘Fair and Impartial’

Paul Noel

Chief Paul Noel sets out to eliminate perceptions of favoritism in discipline at the Knoxville Police Department.

Centralized Surveillance

KPD Chief Paul Noel

Council approves a design contract for a real-time crime center allowing police to monitor video feeds from a proposed camera network.

A Chat with the Chief

Paul Noel talks about getting to know his officers, the approach to policing he honed in New Orleans and his goals for KPD.

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.