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Three MNPD Veterans Being Promoted to New Supervisory Roles Effective March 1

2/19/2014

February 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

         
Chief Steve Anderson today announced the promotion of three MNPD veterans to new leadership positions effective March 1st.
• Lieutenant Kenny Dyer, a 26-year police department veteran who presently leads the North Precinct’s Investigations Unit, is being promoted to captain and will be assigned as a Field Supervisor to fill a vacancy being created by the upcoming retirement of current Captain & Field Supervisor Ben Dicke.  Field Supervisors are the ranking members of the department on duty during overnight hours.  Dyer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and is presently working toward a law degree at Nashville School of Law.
• Sergeant Terri Little, a 27-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Training Division, is being promoted to lieutenant and will direct the Madison Precinct’s day shift.  Little holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Alabama.
• Officer Carlos Lara, a 6-year police department veteran who presently assists in the review and preparation of criminal cases for indictment/prosecution, is being promoted to sergeant and will fill an existing precinct supervisory vacancy.  Lara holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and is presently working toward his law degree at Nashville School of Law.  Lara was formerly assigned to the police department’s El Protector outreach program to the Hispanic community and remains involved in El Protector activities.
         
“These three individuals have proven to be dedicated police officers and leaders during their law enforcement careers,” Chief Anderson said.  “I have every confidence that they will continue to excel in their new management roles and in their service to Nashville’s families and visitors.”  
        
“At the same time, I thank Captain Dicke for 29 years of service to our community and wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement from the MNPD,” Anderson said.

                                                              
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Terri Little

Terri Little

Carlos Lara

Carlos Lara

Kenny Dyer

Kenny Dyer