MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis Police Department is ramping up in recruitment.
The process to become an officer includes a 24-week academy that’s made up of studying laws, four weeks of firearms training, and more.
Recruiting officer Cody Young says there are a number of different ways to qualify for the department.
“If somebody has a college degree, that’s even better. We can give them a seven and a half bonus on top of their base pay. However, a degree is not required. The minimum requirement for college is 54 college credit hours from a regional or national accredited college,” explained Young.
“I wanted to serve my country in some way and MPD was going to be that way for me. I joined PSTs and soon I’ll be an MPD officer,” said Braulio Hernandez.
Young says becoming a Memphis police officer is a way to make a change in the community.