Starting Salaries For Knoxville Police Officers Will Jump Up $10,000 A Year

Future Knoxville Police Department recruits will have starting salaries $10,000 higher than the current rate.

Officers’ annual starting pay is increasing under the city’s new budget to $56,000 instead of the current $46,424. This makes KPD higher-paid than starting Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies, who received a large pay increase last year. Sheriff Tom Spangler earlier this month asked for another increase in deputies’ pay to match KPD but was unsuccessful.

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