Davis confirmed as new Memphis Police chief

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: May 04, 2021 5:29 PM CT | Published: May 04, 2021 2:36 PM CT

Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis became the new leader of the Memphis Police Department Tuesday, May 4, in a council vote that was almost unanimous.


Cerelyn "C.J." Davis Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland MPD

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

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

Bill Dries

Bill Dries

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