Guest Column

City HR officer: ‘We were wrong’ about residency

By , Guest Columnist Published: July 30, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Alex Smith
Guest Columnist

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is chief human resources officer for the City of Memphis and the architect of the city’s talent management,
training, employee relations, compensation, benefits and
diversity initiatives.

We told anyone who would listen that to help drive down violent crime in our city, we needed to recruit 2,300 officers to the Memphis Police Department by the end of this year. A new study shows MPD needs more than 2,800 police officers to patrol the streets of Memphis. 


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