Crime Prevention/Community Programs


Crime Prevention Programs

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch Program is a community-based program that unites law enforcement agencies, local organizations, and individual citizens in a community-wide effort to reduce residential burglary. Members learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other, the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to the police. 

Forming a Neighborhood Watch Group

You can form a Neighborhood Watch group around any geographical unit such as a block, apartment building, park, business area, housing complex or office. 

Periodic meetings of your Neighborhood Watch group should be used to develop programs to heighten awareness of, and proper response to, suspected or actual criminal activity. Speakers from law enforcement, as well as from a wide range of community organizations can address many topics of interest to your group. 

For more information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Sgt. Amy Denton at 629-201-5580.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

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Why Should My Property Participate in This Program?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a state-of-the-art, crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs on apartment properties. The Program was successfully developed at the Mesa, Arizona Police Department in 1992 and has since spread throughout the United States and Canada. The program has been implemented in over 2,000 cities in 48 U.S. States, 5 Canadian Provinces, England, Japan, Finland and Puerto Rico. These properties will reap the benefits of reduce crime, better community awareness, increased property values, more attractive neighborhoods, advertisement of participation and improved quality of life.

To obtain further information on the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
and/or to register for upcoming training contact :Sergeant Harry Haigh or call (629) 201-5574.

RAD Women Rape Aggression Defense Class

rad womenSchool Resource Officers conduct Rape Aggression Defense classes for women. RAD is a program that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is designed strictly for women and topics include awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and hands-on self-defense.

The class is designed to equip women with the knowledge and skills to resist violence. The RAD course for women is a 12 hour course split up into four three-hour blocks of instruction. The classes are free of charge. For more information regarding RADWomen, contact RAD Instructor Sgt. Amy Denton at 629-201-5580.

RAD KIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education

radkids logo picMurfreesboro Police School Resource Officers have been trained in RAD Kids, a program to help kids resist aggression defensively. The program’s comprehensive empowerment safety education curriculum, designed for children 8 to 12 years old and their parents, is based on accelerated learning theory and teaches realistic physical resistance options to escape violence. Through RAD Kids training, children will become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. The RAD Kids program will provide children with a plan against aggression. The program is set up to provide assistance to those families with little or no income. Camps are currently held during the summer only, and for more information contact Officer Bill Drye at 629-201-5500 x 4437.
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Committed to expanding its relationship with citizens and continuing a tradition established in June of 2000, Murfreesboro Police Department holds semi-annual sessions of its Citizens Police Academy.

The program seeks to educate, exchange ideas, and familiarize citizens with primary law enforcement operations and training. 

While the academy is not intended to certify a civilian as a police officer, it will better inform citizens about their Police Department. Our goal is to create a better quality of life for citizens, visitors, and guests. 

Classes are held over 12 consecutive Tuesday evenings in the Police Community Training Room:
1004 N Highland Ave.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 

Students must be accepted for each 12-week session. Applications may be picked up at the department information desk.  Applications can be printed out and sent or delivered to the address above or downloaded and emailed.  A copy can also be obtained at the receptionist desk in city hall. The program is free. 

For more information, please contact Sgt. Amy Denton at 629-201-5580. LEARN MORE