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, 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 building relationship with our community through education, outreach and engagement.  In this effort we offer Rad Women’s self-defense classes, and opportunities to learn more about the department from the inside through our Citizens Police Academy and Teen Citizens Police Academy.  Assisting and educating parents and caregivers with our Child Passenger Safety Program Offering educational opportunities with our internships, partnering 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.  Utilizing our Volunteer Chaplain Program forging partnerships with our faith-based organization and supporting our officers and community. 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.TURNER CONTACT2

The Crime Prevention Programs Supervisor provides oversight to several programs within the department.  We are committed to crime prevention through education and partnerships with businesses, organizations, and the citizens of Murfreesboro.  The crime prevention program supervisor oversees programs including Neighborhood Watch, the Multi-Housing Crime Prevention Program, Workplace Violence Education, and Site Security Evaluations.