City of Murfreesboro Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Honored by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro

Nov 19, 2020 at 06:15 am by WGNS

Chief Michael Bowen and Detective Cody Thomas 2020

Cody Thomas, Detective for the City of Murfreesboro Police Department was named the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro. On November 18th Detective Thomas was presented with a plaque for this honor at Through The Grapevine.

Chief of Police Mike Bowen discussed at the presentation about the dedicated hard long hours that Detective Thomas has put in to accomplish solving crimes.

Detective Thomas is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University – he stated he followed his wife to school. Thomas has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. He and his wife Emily have their spare time occupied with a 6 year old and a 4 year old.    

Exchange Club Project Chair Gayle Passovoy said “Community service is the lifeline of The Exchange Club. This Program of Service  allows The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro to identify leaders in our community who accept the challenge of excellence in their position of a Law Enforcement Officer.”

Crime Prevention has been a major avenue of Exchange Club service since the 1940s. Since its inception, Exchange Club’s Crime Prevention Program has been endorsed by nearly every U.S. President, and many of the nation’s leading Law Enforcement Officials. Exchange Clubs kick off their anti crime campaigns during October which is National Crime Prevention Month.

For more information on The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro follow them on Facebook and visit The local Club was chartered in 1950. Their Mission Statement: Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live. Core Values are: Family, Community, Country. The Club’s vision is: A strong America, safe communities, and unified people.

The Murfreesboro Police Department was first accredited in 2013 by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police.  Since that time the department received its third award of accreditation in October of 2019.  To accomplish this, the MPD must prove and maintain compliance with over 160 standards established by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of PoliceTennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. These standards are designed to ensure agencies provide quality police services to the community, reduce liability for the department and its officers, and promote accountability among all Tennessee Law Enforcement agencies.

TLEA Accreditation is a symbol of law enforcement excellence and of our ongoing commitment to create a better quality of life for citizens and visitors by providing outstanding public safety services for the City of Murfreesboro.

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