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Crime Crisis: MPD brass wants more officers. Here’s how it’s deploying who it has

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 23, 2022 3:23 PM CT | Published: May 23, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Of the city’s roughly 1,900 commissioned officers, about 61% are on patrol. 

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Memphis Police Department Memphis Police Association John Covington Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Bill Gibbons Cerelyn "C.J." Davis Mayor Jim Strickland Subscriber Only

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. 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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