Meet DA Charme Allen at this Month’s NKBPA Meeting

Join us at BESCO (1800 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917) on April 14th. The breakfast and networking from 7:45 to 8 am. Meeting begins at 8 and adjourns at 9am.

Charme P. Allen is a veteran prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience with the Office of the Knox County District Attorney General. In 2014, General Allen was elected as the District Attorney General of the 6th Judicial District, and she is honored with the distinction of being the first female elected to this position in the history of Knox County. General Allen was re-elected in 2022 and considers it an honor to serve the citizens of Knox County for a second 8-year term.

Following in the footsteps of her law enforcement family from Georgia, General Allen earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from West Georgia College in 1987 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1990. Soon thereafter she became a full-time Assistant District Attorney General, pursuing her passion of seeking justice and helping victims of crimes, with a special emphasis on child abuse prosecution for the majority of her career.

General Allen relies upon her lifelong experience with law enforcement to pursue a multi-dimensional approach to prosecution. Her model for successful prosecution not only involves enforcing the law and seeking punishment for crime, but it also requires a dedication to the prevention of crime at its source in our community. Since taking office, General Allen has implemented many new policies and procedures, and has created teams of special prosecution units as well as a Community Affairs Unit in order to achieve her goal of being “Tough on Crime, Smart on Prevention.”

While overseeing a staff of more than 80 professionals, General Allen’s role as the county’s top law enforcement officer has given her the opportunity to address criminal justice issues on a larger scale. Much of her time as D.A. is gladly devoted to working in the community, discussing and addressing a wide variety of topics related to the justice system and public safety. She is, also, pleased to be active on the boards of numerous local agencies and organizations.

Be sure to thank our speaker and BESCO for hosting and providing breakfast.

Click here to register.

Don’t forget if you haven’t paid your dues for this year you need to RENEW now. Visitors are allowed to attend TWO meetings and then are required to JOIN.

Join us on January 13th at the Boys and Girls Club

We will kick off 2023 on lucky Friday the 13th at the Boys and Girls Club on 967 Irwin Street at 7:45 am. Our speaker will be Janet Testerman, a Knoxville native, is the CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center, the largest municipal nonprofit animal welfare organization in Tennessee. Prior to joining Young-Williams, she spent nearly a decade in communications as manager of internal communications for Scripps Networks Interactive and earlier as executive editor of E.W. Scripps’ custom publications, Knoxville Magazine and skirt! Magazine. Before returning to her communications background, Janet owned and operated Testerman Cooperative Catering, a full-service, off-premise catering company for eight years.

We look forward to seeing everyone please register so we have an accurate head count for breakfast. Register here

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Raise Funds for Fulton’s Secret Santa

Hey NKBPA, this is one of our favorite meetings, so mark your calendar now for the 2nd Friday of the month at 7:45 am at Fulton High.

The next NKBPA meeting on Veterans Day, November 11th will be an auction to raise funds for Fulton’s Secret Santa program. The program gives Christmas to kids who otherwise don’t have anything for Christmas. If you have items to donate for the auction please email If you don’t have any items to auction, please come to the meeting with $$$$$$.

If you can’t attend, please make a donation. Donations can be made by mailing a check to NKBPA Attn: Secret Santa, PO BOX 27479, Knoxville, TN 37927-7479 or by making your donation by selecting the donation option here as you would register for a ticket.

PLEASE REGISTER so we know how much coffee and breakfast to have on hand. You can register here

We are also taking recommendations and nominations for the 2023 board that will be voted on in December. If you would like to be active on our board or know someone who would be great please let us know at

Give us your program suggestions and tell us what you’d like to see in the NKBPA, take our survey.

Join us on October 14 for Mayor Kincannon and Chief Noel

Mayor Indya Kincannon introduced Paul Noel as Knoxville’s Chief of Police. Noel is a 25 year-plus police veteran and served as Deputy Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. Mayor Kincannon said, “Paul is passionate about serving and believes transparency, accountability, and accessibility are key to being an effective leader.

“He is also a nationally recognized advocate for preventing mistakes and misconduct by police officers and I look forward to him bringing his experience and expertise to our city.”

Mayor Kincannon and Chief Noel will be at our October 14th meeting. Come learn more.

If you would like to sponsor a breakfast email Ethan Kirk

Meeting Details

When: October 14th

Time: Networking and breakfast 7:45 am, meeting begins at 8, adjourns at 9 am

Where: Emerald Youth Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex Lonsdale (1740 Texas Ave.)

Mark your calendars – We meet on the 2nd Friday of every month at varying locations. Problems, please email and let us know how we can improve.

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When: OCT. 14th, Mayor Indya Kincannon and Police Chief Paul Noel

Time: Networking and breakfast at 7:45 am, meeting begins at 8, adjourns at 9 am

Where: Emerald Youth Haslam-Sansom Ministry Complex Lonsdale (1740 Texas Ave.)