- A tougher state law for convicted felons in possession of guns
- Priority placed on prosecuting gun crimes by both federal and state prosecutors - with a new no plea bargaining policy on state cases for convicted felons in possession of guns
- An effective effort to communicate to the street level the consequences of committing a gun crime - with the ultimate goal of changing behavior
Moving Forward on Operation: Safe Community
One year into the new five-year Operation: Safe Community crime plan, we are making progress on many fronts. A key part of the plan is the hiring and retention of more Memphis police officers. Read the February Newsletter
Anti-Crime Initiative Aims to Curb Violence
A notification meeting was held Tuesday (Feb 6) evening for about a dozen selected violent offenders who were offered a wide array of social services to help them change their criminal behavior, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich, chair of Operation: Safe Community-3 (OSC-3). Read the details on the DA website.
Murders Down In 2017; Robberies and Aggravated Assaults Up
The murder rate in Memphis/Shelby County dropped significantly in 2017 compared to 2016 according to preliminary figures from the TBI released by the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Read the report.
Questions and Answers From Symposium On Breaking The Cycle Of Delinquency
A number of questions were submitted by attendees at the October 17, 2017 symposium which time did not allow panelists to answer. Please view the responses to those questions. View Responses
Juvenile Assessment Center Framework Concept: An Overview
Dorcas Young Griffin, Deputy Director, Shelby County Division of Community Services presented the overview at the Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency Symposium on October 17, 2017. Download a pdf.