Knoxville Police Department

  • Agency: Knoxville Police Department
  • Address: 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, Knoxville, 37915 TN
  • Chief: David B Rausch (Chief of Police)

Knoxville Police Department is located at 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave, Knoxville, 37915 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is David B Rausch. The Knoxville Police Department phone number is (865) 215-7000.

Knoxville Police Department News

With temperatures in the single digits to start off the day, expect ice on backroads, interstate on/off ramps and bridges. Please be safe and stay warm!

With improving road conditions, the Knoxville Police Department is downgrading from Level II to Level I of the Severe Weather Plan. Motorists should still exercise caution when traveling especially on secondary roads and in subdivisions. #mrxwx

Additional road hazards this morning besides snow & ice covered roads include vehicles left abandoned, wrecked or stuck from overnight. Please exercise caution if traveling. Don't get too confident too early.

Road conditions from this morning on Broadway at Foley (Left) and Grove Drive (right). Please exercise caution if you must be out this morning.

Secondary roads in some areas are still snow & ice covered including Burns Road where a vehicle went off the road & into the porch of a residence. Exercise Caution if you are traveling this morning. #mrxwx #tnwx

While the road crews in Knoxville have done a tremendous job working on the roads overnight, a lot of secondary roads remain snow & ice covered. Don't get too confident too early. Drive Alert & Cautiously. #mrxwx #tnwx

KPD Officer Whitehead and his K-9 partner Fiasko were patrolling the East District tonight when Fiasko needed a “snow-break”. K-9’s like playing in the snow too, ya know!

KPD Officer’s Morgan and Ott found the slickest hill in Western Heights this evening while sledding with some kids who were out enjoying the snow.

Secondary roads are creating numerous problems for motorists. This vehicle slid to a stop against a curb on McSpadden and Virginia. Please exercise caution if you must be out. Travel is discouraged at this time. #mrxwx #tnwx

KPD will be transitioning to Severe Weather Plan Level II at 6:30 p.m. Motorists should expect deteriorating road conditions throughout the night. Travel is discouraged.

Main roads that were treated are currently doing OK such as Kingston Pk at Newcombe (left) while secondary roads are getting snow covered and slick such as Sutherland at Hollywood (right). Please Exercise Caution as the temperatures continue to drop. #mrxwx #tnwx

The number of car crashes continues to increase as people leave work. If you are involved in a property damage crash, exchange info with the other driver & contact your insurance company. We are responding to injury crashes. #mrxwx #tnwx

KPD will be transitioning to Severe Weather Plan Level I at 3:00 p.m. Motorists in property damage crashes will need to exchange info with each other & contact your insurance company.

The Emergency Operations Center began operating at 1:00 p.m. to monitor the changing weather conditions. Updates will be provided for the duration of the winter weather event here on our Facebook page and on Twitter @Knoxville_PD

Homicide Fugitive from Detroit Captured in Knoxville Just before 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, Romante Adams, 28, was located and arrested by the Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force. Adams was wanted for a January 5, 2018, homicide that occurred in Detroit, Michigan. Adams will be held in Tennessee until he can be extradited back to Michigan. The Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force includes officers and deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Knoxville Police Department, and Sheriff's offices from Knox, Blount, and Sevier counties.

Masked-Up Suspect Caught in Act of Business Burglary On Monday, January 15, 2018, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Officers from East Echo Squad responded to an Alarm call at Boost Mobile located at 2130 Magnolia Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the suspect had entered the business by breaking through the roof. Upon further investigation, Officers located the masked-up suspect still inside the business. With the help of the business owner, the suspect escaped through the front door. The Sgt on the scene could not confirm nor deny the suspect successfully escaped with an iPhone X. Have a great day!

Doing drugs will lead you nowhere, just like this set of stairs. #StayOffDrugs

KPD Investigates Overnight Domestic Homicide On Saturday, January 13, 2018, at approximately 10:38 p.m., officers responded to 206 Gayview Drive after receiving calls reporting an argument and fighting occurring in another apartment. When officers arrived and were approaching the door of the apartment a male slammed the door shut. Officers observed through a window a male lying on the floor not moving. The officers entered the apartment where they found the male deceased. A male armed with a gun inside the apartment was immediately detained. According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect was angry when he went to his father's residence on Gayview Drive to confront his father. The father was killed during the fight. According to the preliminary autopsy report, the father died as a result of strangulation. The suspect, Joshua Dozier, has been charged with one count of First Degree Murder and is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $1 million dollar bond. Suspect: Joshua Dozier DOB: 7-27-93 Knoxville address Charged with one count of First Degree Murder Victim: Douglas Dozier DOB: 7-22-69 Knoxville address Mr. Douglas Dozier worked for the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Press Conference on arrest of officer shooting suspect.

Thanks to all of our law enforcement partners who have worked non-stop to track down this suspect. We also appreciate all the support, tips, and prayers from our community. Thank you!

UPDATE: Kristin Denise King was with Ronnie Lucas Wilson at the time of his capture in Blount County. Both individuals will be transported to the Knoxville Police Department where they will be interviewed by investigators. Additional details of their capture will be released later this morning.

CAPTURED! Wilson was just now located in Blount County.

Officers were briefed this afternoon on the active search of Ronnie Lucas Wilson during their roll call. Please keep all of our Officers and the hundreds of other Officers from surrounding agencies in your thoughts and prayers as we all search for this man, who is considered armed and extremely dangerous. #KnoxvilleStrong