Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department Transfer Policy: Selecting Right Officers

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As in many other departments across the country, Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department’s (MNPD) policy on transfers, and the procedures in which they were accomplished, had changed often over time. The policy and procedures were inconsistent, and employees believed that transfers were made with partiality and were unfair. Leaders of the MNPD decided to develop a transfer policy that was predictable, fair, and consistent.