Rutherford County TN Sheriff's Office Masthead

940 New Salem Highway • Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129 • (615) 898-7720



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Rutherford County
Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7720

Patrol DivisionSide view of a patrol car

The most visible division of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is Patrol which follows the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. The primary goal of this division is to perform skilled work functions associated with protecting life and property, while enforcing state and local laws.

Highly trained deputies work to monitor the 626 square miles of Rutherford County. Each shift of patrol deputies is assigned one of the eleven zones of the county. Each zone varies in size and needs. From diffusing domestic altercations to disaster response, these deputies are prepared for any situation that may arise.

Duties include:

  • Patrol Rutherford County to preserve order, prevent and discover the commission of crimes

  • Enforce traffic laws

  • Respond to calls for assistance

  • Render aid to victims: Automatic Electronic Defibrillators, CPR and First Aid

  • Conduct investigations, protect crime scenes and prepare written reports

  • Make arrests, transport prisoners and appear for all court proceedings

  • Respond to various community needs such as prevention, education and victim assistance

  • Serve state and civil warrants

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