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Kingsport Police Department
Gale Osborne(Chief of Police)
200 Shelby St,
Kingsport, TN, 37660

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The city of Kingsport, also called "The Model City" encompasses the following counties: Sullivan, Hawkins. Kingsport's government type is City Manager / Board of Mayor and Aldermen (7 members, each elected at large. Term: Mayor (2 years), Alderman (4 years).

Kingsport encompasses land area: 44.1 sq mi (114.4 km2), water area: 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2). The elevation is 1,211 ft (369 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 48,205. This equates to a population density of 1,018.9/sq mi (393.4/km2). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).

Local area codes are 423. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 47-39560, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.KingsportTN.gov.

Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population according to the 2010 census is 48,205.

Kingsport is the largest city in the Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which had a population of 309,544 as of 2010. The Metropolitan Statistical Area is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the 'Tri-Cities' region. Census data from 2006–2008 for the Tri-Cities Combined Statistical Area estimates a population of 496,454.

Kingsport is commonly included in what is known as the Mountain Empire, which spans a portion of Southwest Virginia and the mountainous counties in Tennessee to the east. The name 'Kingsport' is a simplification of 'King's Port', originally referring to the area on the Holston River known as King's Boat Yard, the head of navigation for the Tennessee Valley.