City officials announce MPD downsizing - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

City officials announce MPD downsizing

(WMC-TV) – During a committee meeting on Tuesday, Memphis city officials announced the city's police complement will be downsized.

The police union says the department currently employs 2,483. The union learned at a Memphis City Council committee meeting that the complement will be reduced to 1,900.

The reduction comes amid severe city budget constraints.

Tonight, on Action News 5 at 6, Kontji Anthony investigates the impact the reduction will have on safety and what this means for the future of the largest police department in the metro area.

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