GOVERNOR BILL LEE TO SPEAK AT FORUM ON CONNECTINGEX-OFFENDERS TO JOBS
Governor Bill Lee will be among the speakers at a June 11 forum co-sponsored by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on ways to connect skilled ex-offenders to jobs in the Memphis area. Read the Newsletter.
2018 Annual Report
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. Read the Full Report
Still BLUE-CRUSHing crime data in Memphis streets \ Opinion
Feb. 7, 2019. Bill Gibbons, Guest columnist for The Commercial Appeal
Data-driven policing involves smart use of crime data to deploy law enforcement resources in the right places at the right times to have a maximum positive impact on the crime rate. New York City was the first major city to implement such an approach in a day-to-day consistent fashion, beginning in 1994. Referred to us CompStat (short for Compare Statistics), it is credited with creating dramatic reductions in New York's crime rate, moving it from having one of the highest crime rates among American cities to having one of the lowest crime rates. Read the full article.