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Posted on: February 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ‘Behind The Badge’: Sex Trafficking Awareness for hotel managers, F.A.C.T., lifesaving dispatcher

Larry Flowers

The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division hosted sex trafficking awareness training for local hotel managers; a dispatcher helps save the life of a suicidal man more than 500 miles away. The first 2020 episode of MPDs ‘Behind The Badge,’ on CityTV is available on YouTube at and airing on CityTV the next few months.

The first-quarter edition of “Behind The Badge” features:

  • Sex trafficking is on the rise, not only across the country, but in Tennessee. No community, including Murfreesboro is immune. ‘Behind The Badge’ takes you to the inaugural training session hosted by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division for local hotel staff focusing on how to spot the signs of human trafficking.

  • The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) are all volunteers and are subject to be called out in the middle of the night to investigate serious injury or fatal vehicle crashes. The FACT team has seen the worst of the worst, and even though it takes a toll on them emotionally, the love of the job keeps them going.

  • A Mississippi man who contemplated suicide is alive thanks to the determination and quick thinking of a Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Specialist II (Dispatcher) who was nearly 500 miles away from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

‘Behind The Badge’ is hosted by Public Safety Public Information Officer Larry Flowers and produced by CityTVs Michael Nevills at Murfreesboro Police Headquarters.

The first-quarter episode is airing on CityTV throughout the months of February, March and April or anytime on YouTube and Facebook. The show airs Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 3, and periodically during the week, and also airs on Comcast Xfinity Channels 3 and 1094, Channel 99 on AT&T Uverse, Roku, Apple TV via Cablecast Screenweave app, and YouTube.

See program schedule for additional times:

For the latest police department news, visit or watch the most recent show and past episodes of “Behind the Badge” on our YouTube channel

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