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Fort Sanders Overview

General Fort Sanders Information

  • Most densely populated area in Knoxville
  • UT has a few buildings in the area, only one building north of White Avenue
  • 474-acre area with more than fifty city blocks
  • Population over 15,000, and more than 3,100 residential units
  • Area map: UT/Fort Sanders map

Police Coverage

  • Area patrolled by both UTPD and KPD
  • Primary jurisdiction of KPD
  • UTPD responds to in-progress incidents
  • UTPD investigators work in conjunction with KPD on crimes involving students
  • KPD has more than 300 officers, UTPD has fifty-two

Fort Sanders Safety Initiatives

  • 16th Street Safety Corridor
    • Added street lights
    • Emergency Blue Phones
    • Added cameras
    • Area residence halls patrolled by UTPD Police Officers
  • T:Link late night shuttle service
  • Security assessments provided at no charge
  • Participates with Student Government Association Safety Walk
  • UTPD officers serve as a liaison to the Fort community
  • UTPD participates with the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association
  • Timely notifications by e-mail and flyers for serious incidents in the area
  • UT Alert text message alerts for registered staff, faculty, and students

Important Reference Information

Emergency: 911
UTPD: 865-974-3111
KPD: 865-215-7000
Campus Safety: safety.utk.edu

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