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Become a Police Officer in Nashville

The MNPD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are now hiring and Music City is a great place to be a police officer.

Our officers earn highly competitive salaries and enjoy premium benefits!

How to start your career with the MNPD

For those applicants who meet the Police Officer Employment Standards:

Step 1: Apply Online

Step 2: Complete your Personal History Statement

Step 3: The Civil Service Written Test and Physical Agility Test

Step 4: Background Investigation

Step 5: Structured Oral Interview

Step 6: Psychological Assessment

Step 7: Medical Examination and Drug Screen

Step 8: CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer) Test

Step 9: Start the Police Academy!

Do you have the passion and heart to be a guardian...See how you earn the badge and privilege to serve!

Learn why Music City is a great place to live and work as a police officer.

Nashville communities like their police officers.

MNPD Excellence and Community Outreach Overview

See what your police department is doing to engage your community.

Community Outreach Overview 2018

Public Approval Rating

According to a March 2018 Vanderbilt Poll, the Metro Police continue to earn high marks from the public, with an overall 84 percent approval rating.

Military Veterans

Military veterans make good police officers because of the following traits:

  • Integrity
  • Sense of service and commitment
  • Attention to detail
  • Firearm skills
  • Responsibility
  • Ability to work effectively in teams or individually
  • Experience dealing with difficult situations
  • Discipline