Metro Police expect peaceful election but officers assigned to polling places just in case

Posted at 10:03 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 23:03:19-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Interim Police Chief John Drake announced some of the department's preparations for ensuring a safe Election Day.

Drake said while the department expects a peaceful election, each of the eight precincts established a team of officers to respond to calls from any Nashville polling location.

“Our police officers are committed to ensuring that Nashvillians are able to take part in a safe election without any interference,” Drake said. “In addition to having dedicated officers available to respond to the polls, we will have representation in an FBI command post to ensure that we are aware in real-time of any issues taking place across the country and elsewhere in Tennessee. Anyone experiencing any type of Election Day interference or intimidation is urged to contact 615-862-8600.”

There will also be enhanced police presence in the downtown area Tuesday night to respond to any disruptions.