By RACHAEL LONG / Photos courtesy of the Brentwood Police Department Facebook page
The Brentwood Police Department grew by another pair of boots in late March when officer Matt Griffin joined the force.
Flanked by his wife, mother and father, Griffin stood before the Mayor and Board of Commissioners Monday night to be officially sworn in as Brentwood’s newest police officer.
Police Chief Jeff Hughes introduced Griffin to commissioners, sharing that Griffin’s father has served as a Metro Nashville police officer for more than 20 years.
Before beginning his service in Brentwood on March 25, Griffin also served the Metro Nashville Police Department for five years in roles including patrol officer, traffic officer and eventually, detective at the East Precinct.
Griffin is a Nashville native and graduated from David Lipscomb High School in 2009, according to Hughes. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Belmont University in 2013 and began his career in law enforcement that same year.
Now with the Brentwood Police Department, Hughes said Griffin is participating in the field training program.
Hughes said Griffin and his wife, Brianna, reside in Nashville and are expecting their first child in August.
“We are pleased to have Matt as an employee and welcome him to the Brentwood Police Department family,” Hughes said Monday.