The Murfreesboro Police Department's Homeless Outreach Support Team (H.O.S.T.) is an outreach-based program providing services and resources to the chronically homeless individuals in the City of Murfreesboro.
Murfreesboro PD's H.O.S.T. Unit consists of a sergeant, two police officers and a mental health co-responder. The unit works proactively in the field engaging unsheltered individuals to build a rapport and gain trust.
H.O.S.T. officers assist these individuals with:
Rehabilitation centers referrals
Temporary housing options
Permanent housing options
Medical and behavioral health services
The team also assists people experiencing homelessness with referrals in obtaining their personal documentation such as ID's, SS card, medical card, etc.
MPD H.O.S.T. also works with local businesses and private property owners with the relocation and clean-up of homeless encampments.
HOMELESS OUTREACH SUPPORT TEAM (H.O.S.T.) NAMED 2022 MPD 'OFFICER OF THE YEAR BY EXCHANGE CLUB OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY
VOLUNTEER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICIAN KEVYN WILSON JOINS THE MPD H.O.S.T. UNIT AS A MENTAL HEALTH CO-RESPONDER