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Metro Nashville Police Department Manual

Consistent with the Charter of the City of Nashville, Section 8.203, the Chief of Police hereby establishes The Manual of the Metropolitan Police Department of Nashville-Davidson County, TN and shall hereafter be referred to as "the Department Manual" or therein as the “Manual.” It is, and shall be, a composite of current policies, procedures, and rules pertaining to the department, as established under previously existing Department orders, manuals, and approved practices. It describes the Department's organizational structure and lists the responsibilities and functions thereof. All employees of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department are responsible for reviewing and following directives and provisions contained therein.

To the extent that Department Manual may contain provisions more restrictive than state or federal law, such provisions are not intended, nor may they be construed or applied, to create a basis for liability against the City or any of its employees.

Finally, the Department Manual is only a part of the direction provided to employees. Communication that is directive in nature from supervisory or management personnel and departmentally provided training has the same authority as written policy.

Below is a link to the Current Metro Nashville Police Department Manual. Although it may be occasionally supplemented or have portions temporarily updated by Roll Call Training documents, it includes all current MNPD policies. The manual will be updated periodically as new policies are implemented.

Metro Nashville Police Department Manual

The Department Manual is maintained by the Strategic Development Division.