NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mayor John Cooper today announced that Thursday, August 6,2020 would be MNPD Chief of Police Steve Anderson’s final day in command of the department before expediting his previously announced retirement. Deputy Chief John Drake will assume command of the MNPD as Interim Chief beginning Friday, August 7, 2020 while the city continues its national search for a reform-minded Chief of Police who will make Nashville a model of community engagement and policing innovation. More details of the search process will be announced next week.
“I’m grateful to Chief Anderson for his 45 years of service in the Metro Nashville Police Department. He is a dedicated public servant with an unwavering sense of civic duty,” said Mayor Cooper.