Frequently Asked Questions

Top Most Asked Questions

How do I find out if someone is in custody?

There are three ways:

Inmate Population List 

24 Hour Arrest List

or

You may contact the Knox County Detention Facility at (865) 281-6700

How do I find out if I have a warrant?

You may appear in person at either the Detention Facility or at our public window on level L-1 of the City/County Building.  Bring a photo ID.

How do I find out if someone else has a warrant?

You may come to the public window on level L-1 of the City/County Building to request this information.  You must be a Tennessee resident and be able to show proof: i.e. a TN ID.

How do I make a police report?

If you are having an emergency, call 911.  For non emergencies, contact our Teleserve unit at (865) 215-2243.

How do I get a copy of a police report and find out if it is ready for pickup?

We offer several options for obtaining a copy of out police reports.  You may submit a request by going HERE

You may appear in person on one of our three offices:

  • L-1 of the City/County Building
    • 400 W Main Street
  • The North Precinct Office
    • 7326 Norris Freeway
  • The West Precinct Office
    • 11429 Parkside Drive

These offices are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You must be a Tennessee resident and be able to show proof: i.e. a TN ID. 

You may call our office at (865) 215-2243 to check if a report is ready for release.

Top Most Asked Questions

How do I find out how much do I owe on my ticket?

You will need to contact the appropriate court for this information.  Visit www.knoxcounty.org/gsjudges for more information.  

How do I find out my court date?

You will need to contact the appropriate court for this information.  Visit www.knoxcounty.org/gsjudges for more information.  

How do I get more patrol in my neighborhood?

You should contact the Teleserve Unit at (865)215-2243 and request to be added to our Property Watch.

How do I evict someone?

You should contact the Knox County General Sessions Court – Civil Division at (865)215-2518 or seek advice from an attorney.

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Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff