MPD, losing 170 officers this year, ushers in 76 recruit grads

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 19, 2022 10:12 AM CT | Published: December 19, 2022 4:00 AM CT

In an effort to retain and grow its number of officers, the Memphis Police Department has opened a recruitment center in Midtown and implemented retention bonuses and a new take-home vehicle program. But is it working? 


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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