Knox County Emergency Communications District

Brad Anders selected as Executive Director.

Brad Anders is a former lieutenant with the Knoxville Police Department. Brad started his career as a police cadet in 1992, rising to the rank of lieutenant at the time of his departure in 2019. During his career he served as a crisis negotiator for 13 years, worked in the patrol and criminal investigations divisions. Brad is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 258 in 2014. Brad has also served on Knox County Commission since 2008 where he was elected to vice chairman and chairman by his peers.

Brad is a graduate of Tusculum College with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management.

Brad serves on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Valley Fair, the Visit Knoxville Board of Directors and the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking Board of Directors.


What is 9-1-1?

9-1-1 is the number utilized in North America to report an emergency. Although it is in wide use, it is by no means universal. Rural areas may still utilize seven digit numbers for the police department, fire department, and ambulance services. Check the inside cover of your telephone directory for numbers valid in your area.

The Emergency Communications Center operation is the heart of the public safety system for Knoxville-Knox County. The center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is responsible for answering 9-1-1 and non-emergency phone lines. Communications personnel also dispatch Police, Fire, Sheriff and Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Knoxville.

In Case of Emergency

Please call 9-1-1 to request ambulance, fire, or police response or go to your nearest emergency room.

For non-emergency situations, please call 865-215-1179.



2020 Board Meeting Dates

  • Jan. 15
  • April 15
  • June 17
  • Oct. 15

All meetings will be held in the multi-purpose room at 605 Bernard Avenue at 8:30 am.