The City Council's public safety and homeland security committee voted today to send a police residency resolution to the full council.
The resolution would allow police officers to live within 20 miles of the Shelby County line.
"The police department has said that one third of the new hires have said that if they were required to live in the city of Memphis, they would not have applied," said Council member Jim Strickland. "I think crime is important enough to make this exception. That's why I'm voting for it."
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