Chief John Drake
John Drake, chief of police for the city of Nashville, has been named to the seven-member Board of Directors for the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the nation’s preeminent independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing. Chief Drake’s nomination to be PERF’s secretary was uncontested. He will serve through June 30, 2024. PERF, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 3,000 members. Those on the Board of Directors all lead law enforcement agencies. Drake has been the city of Nashville’s police chief since 2020 and has been with MNPD since 1988.