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Meet Some of Our Officers

Ronda AtwaterRonda Atwater - School Resource Officer

I have been a police officer with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department since 1992. I have worked in the Patrol Unit, the Bicycle Unit and on various special assignments.

I love spending time with my beautiful daughter and during my free time I volunteer as a Troop Leader with the Girl Scouts of America. I also volunteer with the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp. As a recruit in the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Training Academy, I knew I wanted to work with the youth. I wanted them to see police officers in a positive light. So, for the last ten (10) years, I have been assigned as a School Resource Officer. Working with the youth everyday is very rewarding; however, I have to remind myself not to take personally anything they may say or do.

If you are looking for a challenging and highly rewarding career in law enforcement, I strongly encourage you to join the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. With our police department, your determination can take you far.

Suzanne StephensSuzanne Stephens - Adult Sex Crimes Unit Detective

Detective Suzanne StephensI have been with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department since 1988, and have worked in the Adult Sex Crimes Unit for the last 12 years. I have been fortunate enough to work in several different areas of law enforcement since coming to MNPD including Personal Crimes, Patrol, and the Crime Suppression Unit, to name a few. Prior to joining the MNPD I worked as a Deputy in a local Sheriff's department for 10 years.

I am married and have 2 grown sons (twins). My husband and one of my sons also work for the police department. My other son is currently applying for the next police recruit class. It is a profession with which my entire family is very proud to be associated.

I spend my free time away from work being very active in our church, and walking with several exercise buddies. I have participated in numerous ½ marathons and 5K races. I have also participated (and completed) every Country Music Marathon since it came to Nashville, a tradition I hope to continue. My husband and I love to travel when our schedules permit, and we enjoy planning trips to new and exciting places.

I am truly proud to be part of the men and women who serve their community in the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. Although challenging, I would encourage anyone who wishes to serve in a professional, community oriented police department to look for career opportunities in the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.