Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is responsible for overall leadership of every department member and is committed to serving our community to enhance the quality of life and to nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
Meet Chief Gary L. Goodwin
Chief Gary Goodwin began his law enforcement career with the Metro Nashville Police Department in September of 1975 in the Communications Division. He graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1980 and worked with the Metro Park Police. In 1981, Chief Goodwin joined the Metro Nashville Police Department and graduated from their training academy. He accepted assignments at various ranks in Patrol, Homicide Division, District Attorney General's Office, Vice and Training. He then served as the Executive Officer for the Field Operations Deputy Chief until his retirement in November of 2012. At Metro Nashville Police Department, he served 37 years in law enforcement service. In December of 2012, Gary Goodwin was hired at Goodlettsville Police Department as Chief of Police.
Chief Goodwin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Management from Austin Peay State University and is a graduate of the F.B. I. Academy.