UTPD Corporal Botica Saves Man’s Life in Interstate 40 Camper Trailer Fire
UT Police Department Officer Kyle Botica was off duty and on his way to run errands the afternoon of October 21 when he drove past a burning camper trailer on Interstate 40 west near Pellissippi Parkway. His quick action to render aid to a man who collapsed saved his life.
Four Officers Complete Bike School to Better Serve Volunteer Community
Four UT Police Department officers spent last week jumping curbs, dodging rocks, and riding down stairs on bicycles—all in the name of service to the Volunteer community. The exercises were part of the curriculum to become a certified bicycle officer through the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Commission.
UTPD Recognizes Women Supervisors on National Women’s Equality Day
Today is National Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. We want to take the opportunity to recognize the women leaders of the UT Police Department for their dedication and service to UTPD and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
High School Senior Donates Baby Blankets to UTPD Safe Haven Program
CAK senior Carson Welch spent her summer making baby blankets that will shelter newborns who have been surrendered in Knox County. Welch recently donated two—a pink and blue blanket—to the UT Police Department. UTPD is one of 45 facilities in Knox County that is designated as a Safe Haven, a location where a mother may surrender an unharmed newborn.