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The Kingsport Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency located in Tennessee. The department is composed of an administrative and an operations bureau. The administrative bureau is responsible for overseeing the support oriented units such as Professional Standards, dispatch, records, evidence and the city jail. The operations bureau consists of the patrol, criminal investigations, and strategic operations units. This bureau is responsible for enforcing laws and ordinances, providing crime prevention strategies to the community, and conflict resolution. The department also has specialized teams such as K9, SWAT, bomb squad, and hostage and crisis negotiators. These teams are available to address high risk circumstances when they arise.
The overall crime rate in Kingsport is 120% higher than the national average. The violent crime rate is 77% higher than the national average. The residents of Kingsport have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Kingsport is statistically safer than 6% of all cities in the United States, and safer than 12% of all cities in the state of Tennessee.
The annual crime rate in Kingsport per 100,000 people was 5,157 in the year 2019. Of the 5,157 crimes committed there were approximately 9.2 murders, 73.7 rapes, 51.6 robberies, 551 assaults, 499,4 burglaries, 3,420.6 thefts, and 551 vehicle thefts. The year over year crime rate has decreased by 14%. Kingsport is rated “F” in public safety.
Dale Phipps, Chief of Police
Kingsport Police Department
200 Shelby Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Population Served: 53,000
Number of Officers: 160