The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
is the primary provider of law enforcement services for Metropolitan Nashville
and Davidson County
, Tennessee. The MNPD covers a total area of that encompasses everything from high density urban locations to rural areas.
Composition and organization
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The department comprises over 1900 personnel, including over 1300 full-time sworn members. The department responds to more than 750,000 police calls per year on average. The most recent census ranked Nashville as the 21st largest U.S. city. In 2000 the Department of Justice
ranked the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department as the 36th largest U.S. police department.
The department is configured in a decentralized format, providing its precinct commanders with control of their own resources to address issues and crime trends in their areas. The department is divided into six precincts: North, South, East, West, Central, and Hermitage. A precinct
is designed similarly to a medium-sized police department, with uniform patrol, undercover officers, directed patrol officers, plainclothes detectives, and other specialties.
The precincts are supported by Administrative Services, Investigative Services, and Special Operations Division personnel, all in an effort to deter, detect, prevent, and respond to criminal trends in the precinct areas. The department's entire focus is on how to quickly identify trends and implement initiatives that address... Read More