Home Security

Free, noncommercial assessments of home crime or fire risks. Knoxville agencies serve residents within city limits; Knox County agencies serve residents outside city limits.

Crime Prevention

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention: 215-5633

Special Services Division
1000 N. Central Building, Suite A, 37917
Speakers and educational materials to help avoid being a crime victim. Free home surveys; suggestions to increase security.  |  Website »

Knoxville Police Department Safety Education Unit: 215-1325

2422 Mineral Springs Avenue, 37917 (street)
P.O. Box 3610, 37927 (mailing)
Speakers and educational materials to help avoid being a crime victim. Free home surveys for city residents by appointment, Mon.-Fri., for city residents; suggestions on ways to increase security.  |  Website »

Project SCAN (Senior Citizens’ Awareness Network): 215-5636

Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Special Services Div.
1000 N. Central Building, Suite A, 37917
Offers free home security surveys and crime prevention information from screened and trained volunteers for county residents. Volunteers wear uniforms, carry identification, and come to your home only by request.  |  Website »

Fire Safety

Karns Fire Department: 691-1333

Serves Karns, Hardin Valley, Ball Camp, and Solway residents. Fire prevention education includes home inspections and safety information. Smoke alarm program provides and installs alarms free for seniors and people with disabilities; will replace battery yearly if called.  |  Website »

Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau: 215-4660

City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Room 585, 37902  |  Website »

Fire Prevention Education: 215-4667
Fire safety information, home inspections, and public education.

Smoke Alarm Program: 215-3473
Smoke alarm provided and installed free to Knox County homeowners who are elderly, disabled, or low income. Will replace battery yearly if called.

Knoxville Fire Prevention Bureau: 215-2283

City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Suite 539, 37902  |  Website »

Public Fire Education Division: 595-4673
900 E. Hill Avenue, 37915
Fire safety information, home inspections, and public education.

Smoke Alarm Program: 595-4672
Smoke alarm provided and installed free to Knoxville homeowners in need. Will replace battery yearly if called.

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