Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Knox County
Sheriff's Office

School Patrol

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office dispatches specially trained officers for the specific purpose of establishing safety and assistance within our school systems. 

one KCSO officer and one School Resource officer standing and smiling at camera next to cruiser
Detective giving a presentation to students
Female officer standing on top of parked KCSO helicopter talking to group of children
KCSO officer talking to group of ROTC students
Two officers leaning on front of cruiser talking
KCSO officer and teacher standing and laughing next to school office
KCSO officer with ROTC students
KCSO officer and School Resource officer walking down school hallway
KCSO officer and School Resource officer standing next to school office
Two KCSO officers posing with group of student cheerleaders all smiling
KCSO Officer standing and talking with three teachers
KCSO officer standing and smiling next to cruiser
KCSO officer and ROTC student smiling into camera


The School Patrol Unit is responsible for covering 41 schools within Knox County. Officers are protecting and monitoring their assigned school each day. The officers interact with both staff and students. This interaction helps students develop a rapport with the officers and help form trust. This trust has led to the prevention of many serious crimes. Your children are very important to us!

During the summer months, this division joins the Patrol Division to assist in answering calls for service and increasing patrols in neighborhoods and around businesses throughout Knox County.

KCSO Badge

Contact the School Patrol Unit

**If this is an emergency or if you are in need of police response, please call 911**

Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff