Opinion: Hiring more police in Memphis is now possible

The ‘disastrous decision’ to cut benefits for police added to the surge in violent crime

By , Guest Columnist Updated: October 06, 2022 7:11 PM CT | Published: October 06, 2022 2:16 PM CT
John Covington
Guest Columnist

John Covington

John Covington is the chief steward of the Memphis Police Association. 

One of the leaders of the Memphis police union argues that at a time when the national competition for police officers is fierce, Memphis has laid the groundwork for long-term sustained success in hiring police and fighting crime.


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