Community Engagement


Murfreesboro Police Department is committed to the protection of life and the prevention of crime and disorder through community oriented policing. This approach emphasizes partnerships and innovative solutions to address crime and other safety issues in our community. We partner with Murfreesboro City Schools, other organizations in our city and our citizens through programs such as our School Resource Officers, Shop with a Cop, RAD Women self-defense classes, rad Kids camps, Neighborhood Watch meetings, Crime Free Multi Housing program, Volunteer Chaplain program and our Citizens Police Academy. Lieutenant Garry Carter is the Supervisor over Community Engagement.  He oversees recruitment and the department’s Chaplain’s Program.

Volunteer Chaplain Program
A Volunteer Police Chaplain is an individual who represents a segment of the faith-based community. During times of crisis or other law enforcement related incidents involving citizens, the Volunteer Chaplains will perform tasks of a more emotional, social or spiritual nature while law enforcement handles tasks that are of a law enforcement nature.  A Volunteer Police Chaplain is called upon to assist with death notifications, provide victim assistance, participate as a member of a crisis response team, visit sick or injured personnel, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community. 

Recruitment Program
The primary objective of the Recruitment Unit is to attract the most qualified applicants for the position of police officer.  Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our workforce is reflective of the community that we serve.


Murfreesboro Police Department is committed to the education of our community for the benefit of safety, crime prevention and transparency.  In this effort we offer Neighborhood Watch meetings, Rad Women’s self-defense classes, rad Kids safety camps taught by our SROs, workplace safety and security training, and opportunities to learn more about the department from the inside through our Citizens Police Academy and our internship offerings in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University.  Our officers also give back to our community through our annual Shop with a Cop event to make chosen children’s holidays brighter and team up with the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department as the Boro Public Safety team to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  LEARN MORE

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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. LEARN MORE

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SCHOOL SAFETY BANNERThe 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. LEARN MORE