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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 more than 60


Fort Sanders Safety Initiatives


Important Reference Information

Emergency: 911
UTPD: 865-974-3111
KPD: 865-215-7000
Campus Public Safety:
Knoxville City Services: 311