City of Nashville, TN

06/26/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/26/2020 16:26

Police - Media Releases 6/26/2020 Captain Dwayne Greene Appointed Commander of Midtown Hills Precinct; 11 Other MNPD Veterans Promoted to New Supervisory Roles

6/26/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Steve Anderson this afternoon announced the appointment of Captain Dwayne Greene as the new commander of the Midtown Hills Precinct effective July 1st, succeeding Commander Kay Lokey whose appointment to deputy chief is effective the same day.

Greene is a 19-year police department veteran who presently serves as an overnight field supervisor. He has worked in a variety of MNPD components during his career, including the Central, North, Madison and West Precincts, the Gang Unit, and the Office of Professional Accountability. Greene holds a Bachelor's Degree from Tennessee State University and a Master's Degree from Cumberland University.

Filling Greene's role as an overnight field supervisor will be Lieutenant Josh Blaisdell, a 19-year police department veteran, whose promotion to captain is effective on July 1st. Blaisdell currently oversees the Juvenile Crime Task Force. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Murray State University.

Chief Anderson also announced the promotion of 2 sergeants to the rank of lieutenant and 8 police officers to the rank of sergeant effective July 1st to fill existing vacancies.

'The 12 persons who will be taking on new leadership roles in our police department next Wednesday have a combined total of 125 years of community experiences as police officers in Nashville,' Chief Anderson said. 'I have every confidence that they will succeed as leaders who will guide the officers who report to them in outreach and safety strategies that serve all of Nashville's families.'

The two new lieutenants will be Harrison Dooley, a 12-year police department veteran who is presently the supervisor over the Central Precinct's Crime Suppression Unit, and Brian Williams, also a 12-year police department veteran who is presently a supervisor over the Central Precinct's Bicycle Unit. Dooley holds a Bachelor's Degree from The Citadel. Williams holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida.

The eight new sergeants will be:

Detective Steven Carrick, a 7-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Youth Services Division, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida;

Officer Brian Dugre, a 9-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Traffic Unit, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Franklin Pierce University;

Officer Matthew Evans, a 13-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Training Academy, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Bethel University;

Officer Christopher Holden, a 9-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the North Precinct, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Trevecca Nazarene University;

Detective Jacob Masteller, a 7-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Youth Services Division, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Liberty University;

Detective Andrew Pedrotty, an 8-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Gang Unit, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Bethel University;

Officer Benjamin Spees, a 5-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Juvenile Crime Task Force, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University; and

Detective Kristen Morgan, a 5-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the West Precinct's Investigations Unit, and who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Martin Methodist College.

Assignments for the new lieutenants and sergeants will be determined by the first of next week.

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