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Police Department

Strategic Development Division

Chris Gilder
Commander Chris Gilder

The Strategic Development Division handles many duties of the Police Department. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The departments that are accredited must meet many standards to keep this certification. CALEA certification lowers police insurance costs.

There are several units within the Strategic Development Division:

In addition, the division is responsible for obtaining and managing grants for personnel and equipment. The division is also using a program to produce digitally printed maps using information from the Metro Planning Department.