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We are accepting applications from individuals of unquestionable integrity.

  • People who want challenges not complacency
  • People who can be brave and strong, yet compassionate and gentle
  • People who want peace and are willing to work to help keep it
  • People who have the ability to lead and the wisdom to follow

Our standards are the highest. Our officers are the finest. If you possess the minimum requirements and have the maximum desire to serve your community then a career in law enforcement may be the right career for you.

If you have any additional questions feel free to email one of our recruiters for more information or call us toll free at 1-800-318-4164.

Toney Armstrong, Director of Police Services

Lt. Colonel Gregory Sanders, Training Commander

Our Mission

The Memphis Police Department’s goal is to create and maintain an overall environment for public safety. Our vision is for Memphis to be recognized for zero tolerance for crime as well as its compassion and responsiveness to the needs, rights and expectations of all its citizens. The Memphis Police Department continues to make great progress in providing safe environments for the citizens of Memphis, while developing strong partnerships within the community.


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