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Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Police Officer Lateral

Position Title: Police Officer Lateral
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Lateral Entry

Hiring Agency

Agency: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Address: 600 Murfreesboro Pike
City: Nashville
State: TN    Zipcode: 37217
Contact: Ruben Mariano
Phone: 615-862-7341
Fax: None
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

Position Description
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is seeking current Police Officers with two or more years of uninterrupted full time law enforcement experience, having obtained a certification as a law enforcement officer through a State Police Standards and Training Commission.

We are now accepting lateral applications for the 2022 session

***Education incentives available to qualified candidates.
***Pre-academy hiring opportunities may be available.
***Eligible for transfers to Preferred/Specialized assignments after 1 year.

Typical Duties
Complete a training program that consists of courses in criminal law, firearms training, first aid, traffic accident investigation, traffic law enforcement, human relations, crime scene research, patrol procedures, departmental policies, report writing, and other related areas.


Minimum Qualifications
The Metro Nashville Police Department is a 24/7 operation. Employees must be able to work any day and/or shift, as needed.

At least two (2) years as a full-time, certified (Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certification or equivalent State certification) law enforcement officer. No more than 3 years since last break-in service.
Valid Driver License.

A U.S. citizen at the time of hire, or per Tennessee House Bill 0765, a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces may be employed as a Police Officer. The officer must apply for or obtain citizenship within six (6) years of the employment start date.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must successfully complete a medical and psychological examination with standards set out in the Metropolitan Charter.
Must successfully complete Criminal History Background.
Must successfully complete CVSA.
Must successfully complete Drug Testing.
Must successfully complete FTO program (Field Training Officer).

The following required documents MUST be submitted at the time of application:

Birth Certificate
High School Diploma or Equivalent
College Transcripts (if applicable)
Copy of P.O.S.T. Certification or State Equivalent

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 01/01/2022

Application Period Ends: 12/31/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 1000

Yearly Salary: $60,489.00 to $78,143.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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