Chief Paul Noel


Paul Noel was sworn in as Knoxville’s 27th Chief of Police on June 13, 2022.

Prior to assuming command of the Knoxville Police Department, Noel was a Deputy Superintendent at the New Orleans Police Department, where he served in numerous leadership roles for over 25 years.

While at NOPD, Noel developed a reputation as a successful and ethical leader committed to a community-focused approach to problem solving that builds trust and legitimacy, reduces crime, demands accountability and maintains a highly-motivated workforce.

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