School Resource Officers


The Murfreesboro City Schools system also uses School Resource Officers, in addition to their regular instructing duties, to assist with school counseling, alternate solutions for disciplinary problems, security at individual schools, career days, reading, award days, fall festivals, and other miscellaneous city school activities.

The SRO’s primary responsibility is teaching the CDM curriculum, however they coordinate the majority of safety and/or educational activities that involve children and the Murfreesboro Police Department. The SRO’s work together on several public relations programs and projects throughout the year.

Questions or comments regarding the Character Does Matter Program should be directed to Officer Bill Drye at 

Character Does Matter Program (CDM)

The Police Department began the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter Program in Murfreesboro City Schools during the 2020 fiscal school year. Presently, the CDM curriculum is taught all Murfreesboro City schools and three private schools. The staff teaches various levels of  curriculum to first through sixth grade students. 

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If you want to know more about the Character Does Matter Program watch video below:

If you want to know more about the Travis Manion Foundation watch video below:

Resist Aggression Defensively (RAD) Kids

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Our SROs 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 

Summer Camp Application and Liability Release Form


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