Opinion: Public safety is a key to Downtown’s future

By , Guest Columnist Published: November 01, 2023 4:00 AM CT
Bill Gibbons
Guest Columnist

Bill Gibbons

Bill Gibbons is president of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and executive director of the Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis. Previously, he was commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and district attorney for Shelby County. He has also served on the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.

“The key to maintaining and building on Downtown Memphis’ momentum is to get a handle on the reality and perception of public safety concerns and to do so with a healthy sense of urgency.”


Downtown Memphis Commission Bill Gibbons Public Safety Institute at the University of Memphis


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