Monday, October 16, 2006

650 New Police Officers?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Don't expect to see more police officers hitting the streets anytime soon.

Last month, Mayor W.W. Herenton announced a proposal to add 650 new officers to the Memphis Police Department, a move that came in response to an FBI report ranking Memphis the second most dangerous metro area in the country.

But if the City Council approves the 50-cent property tax hike needed to hire more cops, it may still be a few years before the extra officers will be able to make a dent in Memphis' high crime rate.

Read the rest of Bianca Phillips' report here.


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