Knox County Regional Forensic Center (RFC) recently relocated to an 18,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art facility, which was made possible thanks to the support of Governor Bill Haslam and a $4.25 million grant from the state. RFC not only serves Knox County but 27 surrounding counties. As stated in our mission statement, RFC strives to provide accurate, timely, compassionate and professional services for the citizens it serves.
It is important to mention that the forensic center professionals provided design input and equipment recommendations during the renovation, thus allowing RFC to maintain it’s reputation as leaders in the forensic field. Their input has created an ideal training environment for future pathologists. Dr. Lochmuller, a RFC Deputy Medical Examiner stated ”we want to maintain relationships,” by continuing to allow UT and other medical students to train here. We also allow other county departments and the State Medical Examiners to use our facility for training purposes.
Dr. William Bass and Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan pictured during the opening ceremony on December 16, 2014, by Knoxville News Sentinel photographer, Amy Smotherman Burgess.
… to provide accurate, timely, compassionate and professional death investigative services for the citizens of Knox County and the counties it serves; identify and develop an understanding of sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths and educate the public about those deaths; assist law enforcement agencies in their investigations; offer consults to medical professionals and attorneys; render unbiased opinions and testimony in court and extend research support for local and national medical, legal, academic and law enforcement organizations.