The Murfreesboro Police Department is committed to the protection of life and the prevention of crime and disorder. With an emphasis on community policing, we will build partnerships and seek proactive approaches and innovative solutions to address crime and other safety issues in our community, which adversely affect our daily lives. Through prompt, efficient, and courteous service, we will strive towards our ultimate goal of creating a better quality of life for our citizens, visitors and ourselves.
Always remember that "First things come first"- ours is a people business, which emphasizes public service. While we strive to innovate and be progressive, we cannot lose sight of our primary mission: public safety, crime prevention and reduction, and community service.
Create a mindset about contemporary policing that emphasizes the "business" of public service. We are selling "service," and seek a high level of customer satisfaction.
Contribute to "creating a better quality of life" for residents, visitors and guests to the City of Murfreesboro through proactive policing with a community orientation.
Integrate community policing strategy into the daily operation of the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Use a proactive approach to crime and crime problems, which emphasize public safety and prevention first, followed by thorough reporting, professional investigation, apprehension and aggressive prosecution of offenders.
Make Murfreesboro a "hard target" for potential criminals, and oppose the paroles of convicted felons to prohibit their early release and return to our community.
Continually strive to lower the crime rate overall each year, with a specific emphasis on crimes involving violence.
Increase traffic enforcement and driver safety education efforts to better manage the traffic volume created by growth.
Use drug education and a positive police image at the elementary school level as a preventive investment in our future.
Encourage ownership of our policing efforts by all departmental personnel. "This is OUR City."