The officers of the Kingsport Police Department patrol a city with a population of 50,851, is 51.25 square miles in size, and encompasses land in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties of Tennessee. The city has 482.8 miles of roadway, including 24.69 miles of interstate highways.
In 2011, the Patrol Division conducted 58,353 investigations based on citizen complaints. This is a decrease of 1.19% from 2010. These calls for service, as well as officer initiated investigations, resulted in 5,115 arrests. This is a decrease of 53 arrests or a 1.03% decrease from 2010. Kingsport Police Department members conducted self-initiated actions dealing with hazardous conditions, traffic code violations, business checks, and other officer activities that are currently documented with our new CAD and records management system that we previously were not able to do. Officers in our Patrol Division seized 13 vehicles for DUI /Driving on Revoked offenses and 17 vehicles for drug offenses.
They may be contacted at 229-9436.