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Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee Reviews

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Department!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department employs the highest trained and most professional staff. Amongst the availability of overtime, there is an abundance of specialized positions that personnel can work.

    Cons

    Processes and procedures can be highly inefficient and redundant at times. The organization needs to find ways of working smarter, not harder.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the stress and importance of the hard job that the rank and file personnel do everyday. After all, they are the foundation of a successful agency.


  2. "Go somewhere else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    mostly great people who you work with

    Cons

    horrible management whoyou work for

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't listen to their own advice, much less officers.

  3. "Metro Police"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very diversified areas to pursue and good pay for the area.

    Cons

    Rigid policy meant to maintain professionalism can be used against you.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time

    Pros

    Large department with lots of mobility and career paths.

    Cons

    Micro managing from the top down. More pressure to have "stats" then to do the job properly.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the discipline policy and don't drag out investigations. Once better stats were rewarded the whole system became skewed. Statistics are good crime will always come and go they will never always go down so don't punish when it goes back up.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Police officer"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time

    Pros

    Good city to work for and there is overtime available for working special events

    Cons

    Moral is low and we have more people leaving than we hire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Police Dept"

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    Current Employee - Detective in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Detective in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a chance to make a different in people life's.

    Cons

    could work long hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    after three years you can start going upward


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Place for a Long Term Career"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay schedule with good opportunity for overtime. Good camaraderie among fellow officers.

    Cons

    It is an employer that does not care at all about officer morale. Supervisors are only promoted if they look to minimize departmental liabilty, regardless of the right thing to do. Employee satisfaction surveys are continually in the teens as a percentage, with harsh and arbitrary punishment handed out regularly. Collective bargaining for better working conditions is non-existant. As an officer you are more scared of your employer than criminals.

    Advice to Management

    You spend a significant amount of taxpayer dollars recruiting and training good people to become officers. Terra them like the resource they are.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Police Operations Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time

    Pros

    The work is not very complicated, it is pretty straight forward.
    Safe working environment in terms of having great security, and people mostly behaving themselves.
    Helps officers work more efficiently.

    Cons

    Terrible parking issues. Walking long distances downtown can be dangerous, especially the evening to night shifts.
    Working every holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the communication line between supervisors, captains, etc and subordinates is clear and positive if possible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Civilian Support Staff"

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    Former Employee - Civilian Support Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Civilian Support Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metro Nashville Police Department - Tennessee full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I worked there they had good benefits and I always believed Nashville was a great community to work for.

    Cons

    Posting this as a warning. Not to deter anyone from finding employment with MNPD. There is some elitism toward the civilian staff by sworn personnel and some upper management. As a civilian, you have to be able to swallow your pride a lot. So, just understand you will be seen as secondary to the sworn personnel and treated as such.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising the pay scale to avoid civilian turnover and maybe offer more civilian promotions even if they are lateral.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Policing in 2015"

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sergeant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great city. Good to have any type of pension these days. A multitude of special positions.

    Cons

    Administration needs fixing. People making decisions for street level officers haven't been patrolling in 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little people. Your decisions effect entire families.