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. Garry Carter is the Supervisor over Community Engagement. 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, Junior Police Summer Camp, Neighborhood Watch meetings, Crime Free Multi Housing program, Volunteer Chaplain program, Child Passenger Safety Program, Citizens Police Academy, and Teen Citizens Police Academy.  Lieutenant Carter also oversees the Recruitment Unit.  The primary goal 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 meetingsRad Women’s self-defense classes, workplace safety and security training, and opportunities to learn more about the department from the inside through our Citizens Police AcademyTeen Citizens Police AcademyChild Passenger Safety Program, 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.J HIGGINS CONTACT2Are you ready for a rewarding career? Working as a Murfreesboro Police officer is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of citizens in the City of Murfreesboro.  As Murfreesboro continues to grow, so does the need for excellent law enforcement professionals. Whether you are considering a future in public service, or are an experienced officer interested in exploring new opportunities, a rewarding career awaits you. Recruitment
ALDEN CONTACT2The 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.  Our SROs also teach the Travis Manion Foundation Character Does Matter Program to Murfreesboro City School students.  During the summer, we offer a Junior Police Summer Camp.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.