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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 (615) 849-2MPD(673)
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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 Sgt. Amy Denton at 629-201-5580 for more information.
This is not an application for employment.
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2019 JAG Grant Public Notice
Notice is hereby given that the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County are eligible to apply for a grant award of $56,724 (from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the U.S. Department of Justice. The award would be made jointly to the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County to be used for law enforcement purposes. The award requires no local matching funds.
The City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have agreed to share the funds equally, with each receiving $28,362. The Murfreesboro City Council and the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners have reviewed the terms and conditions of the application.
The Murfreesboro Police Department proposes to use the City’s share of the award to purchase Conducted Energy Devise (CED) in an effort to provide more less lethal options for officers faced with a combative suspect.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office proposes to purchase three PVS -31 BNVD Night Vision Kits using grant funding. The Night Vision systems will be used by the SWAT team during low light or no light situations while conducting tactical operations. Those tactical operations may include but are not limited to hostage rescue, high risk warrant services, armed barricaded subjects, area searches for dangerous felons, and rescue operations. By utilizing the Night Vision Kits it will allow the tactical operator to see in total darkness while not utilizing any white light making it safer for not only the operator but for the suspect and citizens as well.
The governing bodies must review the application for at least thirty (30) days before the award is made. They began their review on July 30, 2020 when elected officials received the information and will end thirty (30) days later. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will not make the award until the review period ends.
Anyone wishing additional information or who wishes to comment regarding the application for the grant award should contact Archie Arroyo at the Murfreesboro Police Department at (615) 849-2673, or Reba Carleton at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department 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.