Police Officer 2 – Lateral

Nashville, TN
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

***Education incentives available to qualified candidates.
***Pre-academy hiring opportunities may be available.
***Eligible for transfers to Preferred/Specialized assignments after 1 year.

The following required documents MUST be submitted at the time of application:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • College Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Copy of P.O.S.T. Certification or State Equivalent

All supporting documents must be attached to your online application at the time of application. Each document should be saved individually in a PDF format. Do not include resumes, cover letters, driver’s license, social security cards, or various training certificates.  

Minimum Qualifications

The Metro Nashville Police Department is a 24/7 operation. Employees must be able to work any day and/or shift, as needed.

  • At least two (2) years as a full-time, certified (Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certification or equivalent State certification) law enforcement officer.  No more than 3 years since last break-in service.
  • Valid Driver License.
  • A U.S. citizen at the time of hire, or per Tennessee House Bill 0765, a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces may be employed as a Police Officer. The officer must apply for or obtain citizenship within six (6) years of the employment start date.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must successfully complete a medical and psychological examination with standards set out in the Metropolitan Charter.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal History Background.
  • Must successfully complete CVSA.
  • Must successfully complete Drug Testing.
  • Must successfully complete FTO program (Field Training Officer).