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MNPD Drill & Ceremony Team Again Judged Among the Best in North America


May 14, 2013


The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Drill & Ceremony Team has again been judged among the best in North America.
The MNPD team this afternoon placed second in competition during National Police Week in Washington, D.C.  The U.S. Border Patrol placed first.  Peel Regional Police (Canada) finished third.  The judging is based on team inspection, color guard presentation and up to an eight minute skills exhibition.  Eighteen teams took part in this year’s competition.
The Nashville team finished first in 2007 and 2009 competition.


Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Drill & Ceremony Team are photographed with the judges from this year’s competition.  Metro officers are (l-r) Detective Ryan Catron, Detective Cliff Knight, Sergeant Morgan Ford, Lieutenant Grant Carroll, Officer Joel Bontrager and Detective Donnell Barr.  The event is judged by members of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, “The Old Guard,” whose primary duties are to serve as sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and by members of the U.S. Marine Corps 8th & I Barracks, where the Marine Silent Drill Team is based.