Memphis' Crime Crisis

Efforts to bolster police force face tall obstacles

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 08, 2022 1:08 PM CT | Published: December 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The MPD has gone from 2,449 officers a decade ago to slightly more than 1,900 today. The problem is national but also unique to Memphis in some ways.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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