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Public Safety and Justice (Mayor's Office)

The Mayor speaking to a precinct

The administration will work to improve public safety by ensuring that our police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders have the tools and resources necessary to keep the community safe by reducing crime and quickly responding to emergencies.

Programs and Initiatives

Community Oversight Board and Metro Police Department Negotiations

Mayor John Cooper announces that the Community Oversight Board (COB) and the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) begin the process of negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding that will specify how both parties share information and interact.

Mayors Office Convenes Discussions Between Community Oversight Board and Metro Police

Body Camera Pilot Program

Mayor John Cooper announces a pilot program to deploy body-worn cameras by Metro Nashville police officers. The potential cost of full deployment offers a challenge. Mayor Cooper and other criminal justice agencies continue to help inform the community about how body-worn cameras work throughout the implementation, testing, and evaluation process.

Mayors Office Announces Plans to Deploy Police Video Cameras

Reducing Disparities

Forty percent of Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) students are students of color, yet students of color make up 60 percent of the kids who are suspended. Addressing this disparate treatment is one of Deputy Mayor Haywood’s top priorities. The Mayor’s Office is working with Public Schools' Passage program to find more effective ways to reduce this and other racial disparities. It’s an important first step to improving equity across Public Schools.