The department is organized into six (6) divisions/sections: Uniformed Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Administrative Services Division, Operations Division, Communications Section, and Information Systems.
The Uniformed Division, consisting of 163 sworn officers, is the largest single division of the Department and provides all uniformed police services for the citizens of Murfreesboro. Operating 24 hours a day, the three (3) traditional patrol shifts provide police services by patrol car, motorcycle, bicycle, and foot of the 55.9 square miles included in the City limits of Murfreesboro. This division includes the Special Operations Unit (S.O.U), Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.), Murfreesboro Police Alcohol Counter-Measures Team (M.P.A.C.T.), Canine unit, Crime Suppression Unit, and Automated Traffic Enforcement.
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of crimes reported to police. The division is divided into five (5) sections: General Investigations, Vice/Narcotics, Domestic Violence, Intelligence, Gang Unit and Pawn Shop detail. These sections are supported by detectives that also serve on Crime Scene Investigation Team (C.S.I.) and Sexual Assault Response Team (S.A.R.T.). Together, they process crime scenes, gather evidence, and interview victims, witnesses and suspects of crimes. In 2011, the CID was assigned 2,955 cases that ranged from theft to homicide.
The Administrative Services Division is responsible for many of the business functions, as well as the public relation services for the Department. Alarms Enforcement, Personnel, Training, Firearms, Supply, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Crime Prevention, School Patrol, and Media Relations are all based out of this division. In 2011, we used grant funding to add a two officer team to implement the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program to 4th grade students in four Murfreesboro City Schools. In 2011, the training section provided or coordinated a total of 37,604 hours of training for Department personnel and outside law enforcement agencies. Over 200 community events were either attended or hosted by department personnel. Firearms training resulted in 97,952 rounds of ammunition fired during training exercises.
The Operations Division consists of Internal Affairs, Records Management, Grant Writing, and Front Desk. Internal Affairs completed thirty (30) internal affairs investigations in 2011, processed 154 off duty jobs, and provided 709 copies of in-car video to officers and defense attorneys.
The Murfreesboro Police and Fire Communications Center serves the community by answering emergency and nonemergency calls for service, coordinating responses for those calls, and assisting the emergency service providers in protecting life and property. In 2011, more than 249,000 calls were received and 101,194 calls for service were dispatched by Police and Fire Dispatchers.
Information Systems consists of three computer/IT specialists, working under the direction of the Information Technology Department, with the goal of providing the most recent technology for police officers and dispatchers to utilize during day to day operations. In 2011, traffic crash reports began being completed on computer (TITAN) and e-citation were implemented. During the remainder of the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the IT staff will continue work towards the implementation of Field-Based reporting and continued improvements to existing technology-based systems and infrastructure for the Police and Fire Departments.