Crime Prevention/Community Programs
Crime Prevention Programs
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a community-based program that unites law enforcement agencies, local organizations, and individual citizens in a community-wide effort to reduce residential burglary. Members learn how to make their homes more secure, watch out for each other, the neighborhood, and report activities that raise their suspicions to the police.
Forming a Neighborhood Watch Group
You can form a Neighborhood Watch group around any geographical unit such as a block, apartment building, park, business area, housing complex or office.
Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
Why Should My Property Participate in This Program?
RAD Women Rape Aggression Defense ClassSchool Resource Officers conduct Rape Aggression Defense classes for women. RAD is a program that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is designed strictly for women and topics include awareness, prevention, risk reduction, avoidance, and hands-on self-defense.
The class is designed to equip women with the knowledge and skills to resist violence. The RAD course for women is a 12 hour course split up into four three-hour blocks of instruction. The classes are free of charge. For more information regarding RADWomen, contact RAD Instructor Sgt. Amy Denton at 629-201-5580.
RAD KIDS Personal Empowerment Safety EducationMurfreesboro Police School Resource Officers have been trained in RAD Kids, a program to help kids resist aggression defensively. The program’s comprehensive empowerment safety education curriculum, designed for children 8 to 12 years old and their parents, is based on accelerated learning theory and teaches realistic physical resistance options to escape violence. Through RAD Kids training, children will become empowered and learn to replace fear, confusion, and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem. The RAD Kids program will provide children with a plan against aggression. The program is set up to provide assistance to those families with little or no income. Camps are currently held during the summer only, and for more information contact Officer Bill Drye at 629-201-5500 x 4437.
Committed to expanding its relationship with citizens and continuing a tradition established in June of 2000, Murfreesboro Police Department holds semi-annual sessions of its Citizens Police Academy.
While the academy is not intended to certify a civilian as a police officer, it will better inform citizens about their Police Department. Our goal is to create a better quality of life for citizens, visitors, and guests.