, 2022-09-13 17:36:00,
A lengthy discussion Tuesday followed last week’s high-profile murders in Memphis that drew national attention.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tuesday, in a more than hour long discussion in front of the Memphis City Council, Memphis Police leadership discussed their short and long-term solutions to fight crime and also conceded ongoing challenges in keeping streets safe.
“These are the frustrations we deal with on a day to day basis; the consequences have to correct the problem,” Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said.
Chief Davis said her department plans to install and run more than 80 new cameras soon, and link other private cameras into the Real Time Crime Center.
“The more cameras we are able to access, the quicker we are able to mitigate situations such as last week,” Chief Davis added.
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MPD is also finalizing a single alert system to better reach all Memphians during situations such as last week’s hours-long ‘shelter at home’ order.
“Whatever that message is, instead of sending out messages in different platforms, one message system,” Chief Davis said.
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