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Citizen Police Academy


  • Resident or have employment in Davidson County (this will be verified)
  • At least 21 years of age
  • NO ARREST RECORD (minor traffic violations are excluded) (this will be verified) THIS INCLUDES MISDEMEANOR CITATIONS, if you have one, please don’t apply unless your record had been expunged no matter how long ago it occurred.
  • Able to attend a minimum of 10 of the 12 sessions to receive a certificate of completion

Applications accepted

Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2014. 

Session begins

  • Session 29 classes start August 19, 2014


  • November 11, 2014

More Information

Classes begin promptly at 6:00 PM (Tuesday nights) and conclude at 9:00 PM at the West Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike Nashville, Tennessee.

Participants in the CPA will learn about the intricacies of police work through the prospective of a variety of guest speakers, including members of the police department’s various specialized components.

Applications are currently not being accepted.

Any citizen NEEDING an application faxed or mailed to them should call Michelle Crowder at 615-943-2110 or Officer Troy Meadows at 615-862-7242.

IMPORTANT: While completion of this course gives citizens an understanding of the workings of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, it does not make a participant a certified law enforcement officer, nor is it designed to train citizens to perform law enforcement duties.