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Officer Catie Poole Named the MNPD's First Full-Time Liaison to Nashville's LGBTQ Community

1/10/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Steve Anderson today announced the appointment of the MNPD’s first full-time liaison to Nashville’s LGBTQ community.

Officer Catie Poole, a five-year veteran of the police department who most recently served as a downtown bicycle officer in the Central Precinct, has been transferred to headquarters and will be working out of the Support Services Bureau.

“This full-time liaison position is part of the police department’s continuing effort to build stronger relationships throughout the city while listening to ideas and concerns of our citizens,” Chief Anderson said. “I truly look forward to Officer Poole’s updates as she builds this program.”

Officer Poole will be focusing on three primary areas as she begins her work:

  • Attending community meetings and being attentive/responsive to those who call upon her for advice/guidance;
  • Being an advocate for MNPD members of the LGBTQ community; and
  • Assuring that places exist where persons can safely report suspected hate crimes to the police department. Officer Poole will be working with businesses to create a Safe Place Program, first begun by the Seattle Police Department, where persons can safely wait as a police officer responds to a reported hate crime call.

I am excited and honored to take on this new responsibility for our police department,” Officer Poole said. “I love being out in the community and helping people. I joined the Nashville Police Department to make a difference.”

Citizens wanting to contact Officer Poole with an invitation to a community meeting, a question or a concern can call her office, 615-862-7822, or send an email to catherine.poole@nashville.gov.

Brief video introduction to Officer Poole

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Officer Catie Poole