MNPD Announces Promotions for 23 Department Veterans

MNPD Chief John Drake promotes 23 veterans to supervisory roles.

Chief John Drake of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) has officially announced the promotion of 23 department veterans into new supervisory positions, effective Wednesday. This move sees four lieutenants stepping up to the rank of captain, seven sergeants advancing to lieutenant, and twelve officers being elevated to the rank of sergeant.

These promotions are a testament to the dedication and service of the individuals involved, who together bring over 210 years of law enforcement experience to their new roles. Chief Drake commended the promoted officers for their continued commitment to leadership within the department and their service to the community of Nashville.

Among those promoted to captain are Blake Giles, David Kautzman, Brandon Tennant, and Jessica Ware, each bringing a rich background of experience within the MNPD and holding advanced degrees from reputable universities. Their new roles will see them taking on significant responsibilities across different divisions within the department.

The sergeants promoted to lieutenant include Bradley Fort, Robert Goodwin, Shelby Hughes, Gary Peters, Harris Smith, Ryan Storm, and Emily Tatum. These individuals have served in various capacities within the MNPD, from precinct supervision to special assignments and community coordination. Their educational backgrounds range from associate to master’s degrees from a diverse array of institutions.

Finally, the officers promoted to sergeant are Phillip Box, Michael Brooks, Nicholas Carroll, Arend Groeneweg, Michael Hodges, Wade Johnson, Terrance McBride, Brent Morris, Joel Rogers, Justin Vaughn, Frederick Ware, and Chad Wilkinson. These newly promoted sergeants have served in various divisions, including Homicide, Traffic, and the Training Academy, and bring valuable experience to their new supervisory roles.

This series of promotions is part of the MNPD’s ongoing effort to recognize and reward the hard work and leadership potential within its ranks. The department continues to strive for excellence in serving and protecting the community of Nashville.

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