In case of any emergency, call 911. (What to know before calling 911)
Rutherford County has four incorporated cities, the county system and a scattering of volunteer fire departments. Luckily, they all answer when you call for help on 911. But if you want to know who to call if you need help, but not immediately, look no further.
For help during natural disasters, call the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross at 615-893-4272.
Murfreesboro Police Department
The information desk telephone number is (615) 849-2MPD(673). The non-emergency number for the Murfreesboro Police Department is 615-893-1311.
You can file a complaint here.
Keep up with crimes reported in the Murfreesboro city limits at crimemapping.com.
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
The Sheriff's Office is located at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, 940 New Salem Rd., Murfreesboro. The non-emergency is 615-898-7720.
To submit a tip to Rutheford County Crime Stoppers, call 615-893-7867.
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Interesting facts about the RCSO
The first Rutherford County Sheriff was Samuel McBride, who served from 1804-1806. It is currently on its 44th sheriff.
The jail was completed in 1987 and expanded to a 956-bed facility in 1998.
The Sheriff’s Office became the first in Tennessee to initiate the School Resource Officers program. A School Resource Officer is assigned to every county school with two SROs at each county high school. School Crossing Officers guide traffic at each county school to ensure the safety of students.
Smyrna Police Department, 400 Enon Springs Rd. East, Smyrna | Non-Emergency: 615-459-6644, Tip Line: 615-355-5730
La Vergne Police Department, 5093 Murfreesboro Rd., La Vergne | Non-Emergency: 615-793-7744
Middle Tennessee State University Police Department, 1412 E Main St, Murfreesboro | Non-emergency: 615-898-2424
Tennessee Highway Patrol: District 3, Nashville: 800-736-0212 or *THP
Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department within the city limits.
If you live outside the city limits and not within another city, you are likely covered by Rutherford County Fire-Rescue.
In July 2010, five volunteer fire departments and two rescue squads in Rutherford County were combined to form Rutherford County Fire Rescue. Five volunteer department still remain to give Rutherford County full coverage.
To find out who covers your home, check out this map.
Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency: 615-898-7764
Smyrna Fire Department, Non-Emergency Line: 615-459-6644
La Vergne Fire Department, 283 Old Nashville Hwy., La Vergne| Phone: 615-287-5832
State Arson Hotline: 800-762-3017