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Become a Police Officer in Nashville

Contact our recruiters today at 615-862-7341.

The Metro Nashville Police Department 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 us

For those applicants who meet the Police Officer Employment Standards:

  1. Apply Online When you apply, keep in mind that you will be required to attend a test date within 2 months of us receiving your application. Our Recruitment Unit will provide you with available test dates. (More about Pre-Employment Testing)
  2. Complete your Personal History Statement
  3. The Civil Service Written Test and Physical Agility Test
  4. Background Investigation
  5. Structured Oral Interview
  6. Psychological Assessment
  7. Medical Examination and Drug Screen
  8. CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer) Test
  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!


MNPD Excellence and Community Outreach Overview

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

Community Outreach Overview

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