Knoxville Police Department

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Knoxville Police Department
Abbreviation KPD
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Knoxville in the state of Tennessee, USA
Legal jurisdiction Knoxville, Tennessee
General nature
Operational structure

KPD Headquarters 800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave

Knoxville, TN 37915
Officers 384
Elected officer responsible Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee
Agency executive David B. Rausch, Chief of Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Knoxville Police Department is the law enforcement agency of the City of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.


Office of the Chief[edit]

The Chief of Police is the commanding officer of the Knoxville Police Department. Units within the Office of the Chief include:

  • Internal Affairs
  • Public Information Officer

As of 2016, the Chief of Police is David B. Rausch.

Patrol Division[edit]

The Patrol Division contains the majority of the uniformed members of the Department. Units within the Patrol Division include:

  • West District
  • East District
  • Repeat Offender Squad
  • SWAT
  • Honor Guard
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Cadet Program
  • Explorers Program

Criminal Investigations Division[edit]

The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for all criminal and felony investigations within the department. Units assigned include:

  • Violent Crimes Unit
  • Forensics Units
  • Property Crimes Unit
  • Organized Crimes Unit
  • Special Crimes Unit
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Unit

Management Division[edit]

The Management Division oversees all Human Resources, Financial, and Legal aspects of the department. Units assigned include:

  • Accreditation Unit
  • Budget Office
  • Audits & Inspections Unit
  • Personnel Unit
  • Planning and Grants Office
  • Supply Unit
  • Crime Analysis Unit

Support Services Division[edit]

The Support Services Division oversees and educational and training aspects of the department, as well as volunteer programs. Units assigned include:

  • Training Unit
  • Records Unit
  • Chaplain Corps
  • Volunteer Services
  • Internship Program

Rank Structure[edit]

Title Insignia
Chief of Police
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Deputy Chief
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Police Officer/Detective

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