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The Murfreesboro Police Department is growing and constantly working to become a stronger, more dedicated force that is truly committed to Honor, Integrity, Service and Courage.  We are making great strides in protecting and serving our community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least twenty (20) years of age
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to T.C.A § 38-8-105(d)
  • Must be a high school graduate or posses a GED equivalent
  • Must possess a driver license valid in the State of Tennessee with the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen
  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment physical ability test
  • Must submit to and pass a physical examination by a licensed physician selected by the City of Murfreesboro upon offer of employment
  • Must meet minimum visual requirement of 20/30 each eye corrected
  • Must meet all lawful qualifications establish by Tennessee law to be certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission
  • Must not have been released or discharged under other than honorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States

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Typically, new officers are assigned to patrol, however, Murfreesboro Police offers opportunities for specialized assignments in the following areas:

  • Detective
  • Special Operations Unit (SOU)
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • K-9
  • Honor Guard
  • Community Oriented Policing (C.O.P.S.)
  • Aggressive Driving Enforcement Unit
  • Directed Patrol
  • Parks
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Murfreesboro Police Alcohol Countermeasures Team (MPACT)
  • F.A.CT. (Fatal Accident Crash Team)
  • Critical Incident Team (CIT)
  • Narcotics and others