Post Tagged with: "Metro Police"

MNPD Allowing Officers to Carry AR-15 Weapons

MNPD Allowing Officers to Carry AR-15 Weapons

January 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Police officers in Nashville will now be allowed to carry personally-owned high powered assault rifles while on duty. The policy change is in response to recent shootings in Newtown and Aurora.

Federal Grant Leaves Metro to Cover New Police Officers

Federal Grant Leaves Metro to Cover New Police Officers

March 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

The Metro Nashville Police Department has added 50 new officers each of the last three years. But the federal grant that made those hires possible is running out, and city officials are being asked to make up the difference.

MNPD Wants Additional Funding for DNA Crime Lab and New Precincts

March 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

After a year of reduced or flat budgets for most Metro departments, some are now looking for additional money. In Mayor Karl Dean’s annual budget hearings that started (today/this week), Metro Police asked for an extra $7 million.

Bloods Round Up Includes Founder of Gang Prevention Center – UPDATED with Galaxy Response

June 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Law enforcement officials have indicted two dozen suspected gang members as part of a multi-year investigation. The round up also includes the arrests of two leaders in a Nashville gang prevention program.

Metro Police Chief Wants to Return to New Orleans

April 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Outspoken Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas wants the top police job in New Orleans – his hometown. He’s being interviewed as a candidate for police superintendent this week.

Texting While Driving Ban Nets Few Offenders

December 29, 2009 at 8:13 am

Texting while driving has been illegal in Tennessee since July 1st. While law enforcement officials know there’s lots of law breaking going on, the state has convicted only one driver for texting behind the wheel.

Metro Police Get Dedicated River Access

September 10, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Thursday emergency officials opened the first dock and boat ramp on the Cumberland River dedicated to law enforcement.

Metro Police Citizen Complaints on Track to Double 2008 Figure

Metro Police Citizen Complaints on Track to Double 2008 Figure

August 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Complaints against Metro Police officers are on pace to more than double last year’s figure.

Metro Wins Grant to Hire Officers

July 28, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Metro Police will soon have federal money to hire fifty new officers.

MNPD Waiting to Classify Death of McNair’s Girlfriend

July 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Metro Police continue to await the results of ballistics and gun shot residue testing before classifying the death of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair’s girlfriend.

Steve McNair Found Dead

July 5, 2009 at 7:04 am

Metro Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide involving former NFL quarterback Steve McNair. He was found dead with a 20-year-old woman Saturday afternoon.

Chesnut’s Condition Upgraded

June 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

The Metro Police officer shot during a traffic stop last week is showing signs of improvement.

Crafton Wants All Metro Employees to Live in Davidson Co.

June 2, 2009 at 6:35 am

Councilman Eric Crafton has filed a bill requiring all new Metro employees to be residents of the county they serve.

Serpas Blasts Gun Bills

June 1, 2009 at 7:03 am

Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas says if state lawmakers want to improve public safety, they should focus on stiffer sentences for repeat offenders instead of allowing people to take their guns more places.

Council members Question Serpas’ Management

May 27, 2009 at 7:03 am

Two Metro Council members questioned several management decisions of Police Chief Ronal Serpas, at the department’s budget hearing last night.