Police Officer Trainee
Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County - Nashville, TN

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

Typical Duties:

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.

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 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


    1. Must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen at the time of hire.

    2. Far visual acuity must be at least 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the other eye binocular corrected with contact lenses or spectacles. Far visual acuity uncorrected must be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long-term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion. Applicants must have worn soft contacts for at least six months prior to the employment physical. *

    3. Must have normal color vision.

    4. Must pass a medical examination with standards set out in the Metropolitan Charter.

    *NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may, at the request of the Chief of Police, allow an applicant admission to the Metropolitan Police Department Training Academy, provided the applicant's overall uncorrected vision is 20/20, and has previously demonstrated the ability to complete the curriculum prescribed by the Metropolitan Police Department.

    Review the Police Officer Trainee Employment Standards before applying.

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

  • Birth Certificat e
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Official College Transcripts - If you wish to qualify under the college path, we need a copy of your official college transcript. Transcripts Issued To Student are accepted only if they include the registrar's signature/seal (showing 60 semester hours and 2.0 GPA).
  • Military Discharge, long form DD214 - If you wish to qualify under the military path.
  • P.O.S.T. Certification - If you are an existing Police Officer.
  • If you wish to qualify under the five+ years of full-time work experience, be sure to include a detailed employment history in the Work Experience section of the application.
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.

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