INTRODUCTION – A non-profit, private corporation governed by a diverse 50-member board of directors, the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is the leading community-based entity focused on public safety. It has created unprecedented partnerships with businesses, schools, neighborhood organizations, public safety agencies and local violence prevention organizations working to make Memphis and Shelby County a safer place.
A key part of fulfilling the Crime Commission’s mission is to spearhead development of a plan called Operation: Safe Community (OSC) to significantly improve public safety in the Memphis area, galvanize diverse leaders and stakeholders in the implementation and support of the plan, monitor progress toward implementation, and measure the plan’s impact. It is not a government plan. Neither is it a Crime Commission plan. Rather, it is a community-based and community-driven plan developed with input from 400-500 involved citizens.
The non-profit design of the Crime Commission provides much more flexibility in strategic thinking and development of collaborations among diverse organizations, sheltered to a large extent from…. [use the link below to continue reading this report]