Police Officer Trainee

Nashville, TN
Nashville Metropolitan Police Department
Salary: $37,382.84-$48,595.08

Job Type: Full-Time Civil Service

Position Description

Attends and completes an in-service and field training program in police science. Performs related duties as required.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Experience requirements:

  • This classification spends considerable time in a classroom environment and requires some physical exertion such as running, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, stretching, or similar activities.
  • Completes a basic training program that consists of courses in criminal law, firearms training, physical training, first aid, traffic accident investigation, traffic law enforcement, human relations, crime scene research, riot control, patrol procedures, departmental policies, report writing, and other related areas.


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 sixty (60) semester hours of course work from an accredited college or university with an overall G.P.A. of 2.0 ("C" average) or above

*** OR ***

  • High school diploma or GED plus one of the following:
    * at least two (2) years active military duty (Honorable Discharge)
    * at least two (2) years as a full-time, certified (Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certification or equivalent State certification) active law enforcement officer
    *  5 years responsible, full-time work experience

*** No Other Substitutions ***

NOTE: Once hired, employees are required to successfully complete the Metro Nashville Police Training Academy.

Valid "Class D" Driver's License