Responsibilities & Goals
The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is committed to the protection of life and the prevention of crime and disorder in support of our ultimate goal of creating a better quality of life for citizens, visitors, and ourselves. To accomplish this goal, we need the help and support of all members of our community.
As a community-policing department, we are interested in building partnerships with community members in order to improve our ability to solve problems, prevent crime, and improve the quality of our police services.
Questions & Suggestions
Please feel free to contact our department at any time with questions about police services or suggestions for improvement. The information desk telephone number is (629) 201-5500.
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Citizens Police Academy
Murfreesboro Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications. You may download the application and send or deliver it to the address listed or drop by the Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Ave. The class is free to anyone interested. Contact the program coordinator Officer Amy Norville at 629-201-5580 for more information.
This is not an application for employment.
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2018 JAG Grant Notice
Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) annually accepts funds from the Department of Justice to fund equipment purchase programs. This year the MPD proposes to purchase less than lethas Taser Devices in effort to provide more less lethal options for officers faced with a combative suspect. The RCSO proposes to purchase handheld narcotics analyzer and radio accessories such as batteries, chargers and antennas. This will allow deputies to quickly and safely identify suspected narcotics in the field to help keep drugs and drug dealers off the street. The radio accessories are needed and will improve radio communications throughout the County, especially in the more rural areas, and will improve officer safety.
Anyone who wishes to comment on either program may call Archie Arroyo at the MPD 615-849-2670 or Reba Carleton at the RCSO at 615-849-4898.
Volunteer Chaplain Program
The MPD is currently taking applications for Volunteer Chaplain. If you are interested, check out the media release and job description located on the Media Release section of this site. For additional information contact Lt. Garry Carter at 629- 201-5569.
A Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program Agency
The Murfreesboro Police Department received 2nd Award of Accreditation in July 2016 and the 1st Award in 2013. To accomplish this, the MPD had to prove and maintain compliance with over 160 standards established by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. These standards are designed to ensure agencies provide quality police services to the community as well as reduce liability for the department and officers.
TLEA Accreditation is a symbol of law enforcement excellence and of our ongoing commitment to create a better quality of life for citizens and visitors by providing outstanding public safety services for the City of Murfreesboro.