Responsibilities & Goals

The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) is committed to the protection of life and the prevention of crime and disorder in support of our ultimate goal of creating a better quality of life for citizens, visitors, and ourselves. To accomplish this goal, we need the help and support of all members of our community.

As a community-policing department, we are interested in building partnerships with community members in order to improve our ability to solve problems, prevent crime, and improve the quality of our police services.

Questions & Suggestions

Please feel free to contact our department at any time with questions about police services or suggestions for improvement. The non-emergency telephone number is (615) 849-2670.

Alert Rutherford

Sign up for free, life-saving emergency alerts through Alert Rutherford. Public safety officials use this timely and reliable system to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Don't wait until its too late, sign up here.
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Citizens Police Academy

Murfreesboro Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications. You may download the application and send or deliver it to the address listed or drop by the Police Department at 1004 N. Highland Ave. The class is free to anyone interested. Contact the MPD at 615-895-3874 for more information.

This is not an application for employment.

Follow MPD Twitter

Want more information about what's happening in Murfreesboro and at the MPD? Follow the department's Public Information Officer at PIO @MboroPoliceDept.

Volunteer Chaplain Program

The MPD is currently taking applications for Volunteer Chaplain. If you are interested, check out the media release and job description located on the Media Release section of this site.

A Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Program Agency

The Murfreesboro Police Department received 2nd Award of Accreditation in July 2016 and the 1st Award in 2013. To accomplish this, the MPD had to prove and maintain compliance with over 160 standards established by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. These standards are designed to ensure agencies provide quality police services to the community as well as reduce liability for the department and officers.

TLEA Accreditation is a symbol of law enforcement excellence and of our ongoing commitment to create a better quality of life for citizens and visitors by providing outstanding public safety services for the City of Murfreesboro.
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