The City of Murfreesboro is pleased to announce Sergeant Scott Newberg of the Murfreesboro Police Department as the STARS award recipient for April 2013. Sgt. Newberg was recognized for his outstanding work with the “Active Shooter” and “Code Red” programs at the May 9, 2013 meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council for “Succeeding Through Attitudes Reflecting Service Excellence.” It is an honor to recognize the City’s greatest assets – its employees. Sgt. Newberg is a uniform patrol sergeant and also holds a supervisory role in the Police Department’s Special Operations Unit. For several years, Sgt. Newberg has made “Active Shooter” training one of his primary goals. Sgt. Newberg was nominated by a fellow police officer who commented that after the incident in Newtown, CT, Sgt. Newberg doubled his efforts in teaching City school employees and the Murfreesboro Police Department employees in making sure all are prepared to deal with an active shooter situation. Chief Glenn Chrisman stated that Sgt. Newberg is one of the STARS of the Murfreesboro Police Department and that he has worked tirelessly on revamping the “Active Shooter” and “Code Red” programs. Sgt. Newberg’s work with the City of Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro City Schools is ongoing as he works to both serve and protect. Photo: Mayor Tommy Bragg presents a Certificate of STARS Award to Sgt. Newberg before a city council meeting as Newberg's family looks on with pride. Read more about April's STAR.
Check the calendar for city meetings' dates and times. Murfreesboro City Council will meet May 23 at 5 p.m. to begin review of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Proposed Budget. The meeting will continue in regular session at 7 p.m. to include budget review and the regular agenda. Both meetings will be held in council chambers on Floor 1, City Hall, 111 W. Vine Street, Murfreesboro. The Proposed Budget is available by clicking the above link. It is tentative only, subject to council review and passage of three readings. A public hearing is scheduled for June 6. The city's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
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