Police Department

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The Nashville Police Department is a full service department located at 501 S. Barnes Street. Office hours    are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (except holidays). Police protection is provided 24 hours a day/365 days a year.
 The Nashville Police Department has 17 full time sworn  officers, 1 full-time civilian records clerk and  9 part time sworn officers. The department is headed by the Chief of Police, Thomas A. Bashore, directing the police operations including the Administration, Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Community Services.
 The department works closely with local law enforcement from the Nash County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies in Nash and surrounding counties as well as various state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Message from the Chief:

Welcome to the Nashville Police Department located in Nashville, North Carolina.  Our department isNashville_Badge_Line_art-217x300 committed to be the leader in delivering extraordinary police services to the community of Nashville by being Professional, Innovative, and Responsive to the citizens and visitors of our great town.  If at any time you are in need of police services, please feel free to contact myself or one of my staff.  We welcome your comments and look forward to working together with the citizens of Nashville to ensure the town is a safe and inviting place to Live, Work, and Play!  
– Chief Thomas Bashore




The Nashville Police Department is committed to enhancing the safety and security of our citizens by being responsive and innovative in building community partnerships to prevent crime and enforce the law.



To “Protect and Serve” the citizens of Nashville by adhering to our core values!









Nashville Police Department
P.O. Drawer 987
501 South Barnes Street
Nashville, NC 27856
252-459-4279 (FAX)
*For emergencies, dial 911


In Loving Memory:

Michael Radford
Joseph Taylor
Bobby Jeffries