Strickland announces finalists for police director post

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2021 4:21 PM CT | Published: March 11, 2021 10:30 AM CT

Three MPD deputy chiefs and four police professionals outside the MPD are among the candidates being considered to succeed retiring Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will make the decision and take it to Memphis City Council for confirmation.


Memphis Police Department police director search Jim Strickland

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Yolanda Jones

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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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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