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Police Department

Traffic Operations Section

Lt. Michael Gilliland

Lieutenant Michael Gilliland

Special Operations Division

Traffic Section
1417 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

The Traffic Section is part of the Special Operations Division. The section plays an intricate role in reducing traffic crashes, traffic related deaths, and impaired driving within Nashville and Davidson County. The Traffic Section works in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and organizations such as MADD, in an effort to eliminate drunk and impaired drivers on our roadways.

Officer Erika Bowden

The Traffic Section of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department strives to make our streets the safest streets in the country for traveling and local motorists. One way we are able to improve the safety of our roadways is through education and information sharing. If you have a topic you need information on, chances are someone else does too. Feel free to e-mail with your traffic related questions.

The Traffic Section consists of the following units:

Aggressive Driving Unit
Child Passenger Seat Specialists
Crash Investigations Unit
DUI Unit
Hit and Run Unit

Teen Driver Awareness Program

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department began a free teenage driver awareness program during 2011. The program focuses on impaired driving, distracted driving, and general traffic safety. The 4 hour class is held on select Saturdays throughout the year and registration is required. Class dates will be put out on media releases a couple weeks prior to the class.

Be Seen, Be Aware, Arrive Alive