|Murfreesboro’s Police Department is moving closer to building a police precinct in Blackman.
“Over two years ago, we began the planning for a new police precinct in the Blackman area,” Police Chief Glenn Chrisman wrote in a letter to the city council, adding it’s a three-step process.
Chrisman has now petitioned the Murfreesboro City Council to start step 2 in the process, which is separating police communication frequencies into east-west channels.
“Once this process is completed, we will have a portion of the infrastructure in place, which will be necessary to accommodate the police precinct in the Blackman area,” he said.
In order to separate the frequencies, the Murfreesboro Police Department needs six more patrol sergeants, who will be promoted from within the ranks of MPD. The promotions are slated to cost more than $10,000, which will be covered by the salary of an unfilled administrative job.
The first phase in developing a Blackman precinct was redistricting patrol zones for MPD officers.
Other council business:
• Consider renewal of a Certificate of Compliance for George Hanna and Hani Abdelemelk at Stop-N-Shop Discount Liquor & Wine, 490 St. Andrews Drive No. 102.
• Consider recommendations of the Assistant City Attorney with regards to proposed amendment to Road Development Agreement with Abundant Life Christian Center.