Chief Steve Anderson Appoints Capt. Kay Lokey Commander of New Midtown Hills Precinct; Capt. John Drake to Lead Domestic Violence Division
July 15, 2014
July 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Steve Anderson today announced that Captain Kay Lokey is being appointed to the rank of commander and will lead operations at the new Midtown Hills Precinct, which is presently projected to open in mid-August.
Lokey is a 17-year police department veteran who, since December 2011, has headed the Domestic Violence Division. During her tenure, innovative programs to help combat domestic violence were put into place, including the establishment of an intervention panel, orders of protection follow-up visits by patrol officers and the addition of part-time retired police officers to assist with case management. Lokey holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Master's Degree from Cumberland University.
Succeeding Lokey at the Domestic Violence Division will be Captain John Drake, a 26-year police department veteran who is presently one of the department’s overnight field supervisors. Prior to being promoted to captain last April, Drake, as a lieutenant, headed the Investigations Unit at the Hermitage Precinct where he oversaw detectives who handled a myriad of cases ranging from homicide to robbery to burglary and theft. Drake holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bethel University.
“I have every confidence in the skills and abilities of Commander Lokey and Captain Drake, two proven police department leaders who I know will continue to serve Nashville and its families very well in the months to come,” Chief Anderson said.
“I will be looking to Commander Lokey to quickly establish meaningful relationships with the communities that will be a part of Midtown Hills’ 47 square mile footprint, and then work closely with citizens and businesses in those neighborhoods to address crime and quality of life issues,” Chief Anderson said.
“Captain Drake shares Commander Lokey’s deep concern for victims. I will be looking to him to ensure that the police department remains at the forefront of Nashville’s coordinated efforts to reduce family violence while maintaining close ties with our community partners such as the YWCA and the Coalition Against Domestic Violence.”
The Midtown Hills Precinct will be Nashville’s 8th full-service police facility and will be located on 12th Avenue South at Wade Avenue. Construction on the building is continuing and is projected to be substantially complete next month. The official grand opening date will be set in the near future. Officers assigned to Midtown Hills will serve the communities of Edgehill, Green Hills, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Crieve Hall and the Nippers Corner area, as well as Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities. When Midtown Hills opens, the boundaries of the West, South and Hermitage Precincts will shift and their coverage areas decrease.
Chief Steve Anderson today also announced the promotion of three sergeants to the rank of lieutenant and four officers to the rank of sergeant effective July 16th to fill existing supervisory vacancies.
- Sergeant Ryan Hampton, an 8-year police department veteran who presently supervises one of the West Precinct’s Flex Units, will now oversee the South Precinct’s afternoon patrol shift. Hampton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of West Florida.
- Sergeant Mike Moultry, a 16-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Canine Unit, will now oversee the East Precinct’s evening shift. Moultry holds a Master’s Degree from Cumberland University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Alabama State University.
- Sergeant Jeff Sanders, an 18-year police department veteran who presently supervises the Special Response Team, will be a lieutenant in the Field Operations Bureau. Sanders holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
- Field Training Officer Bob Doak, a 19-year police department veteran who presently works on the East Precinct’s day shift, will now be a supervisor at the Madison Precinct. Doak holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
- Officer Michael Gooch, a 14-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Domestic Violence Division, will now be a supervisor at the Central Precinct. Gooch holds an Associate’s Degree from Draughon’s Junior College.
- Officer Andrew Kooshian, a 17-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to North Precinct, will now be a sergeant in the Field Operations Bureau. Kooshian holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky.
- Officer Nathan Lester, a 14-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Canine Unit, will now be a supervisor at the West Precinct. Lester holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee State University.
“These seven individuals represent a combined 106 years of dedicated service to Nashvillians,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Their experiences have prepared them well to take on new supervisory roles.”