The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) conducts investigations of complaints against police officers, primarily from citizens who have had an unsatisfactory or unpleasant experience with an officer. Most of the complaints are minor in nature, but this section does have the power to investigate more serious allegations.
The entire process is designed to discover the truth, being fair, while protecting the rights of everyone involved. Substantiated allegations are dealt with in accordance with the policies of the Department, the City of Murfreesboro, and state and federal laws. Complainants may be prosecuted if they file false complaints.
OPR also conducts background checks for all police department employees.
The Murfreesboro Police Department is a member of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association, INC (N.I.A.I.A.)