Inside The Memphis Police Department

The MPD is a multi-dimensional agency dedicated to maintaining public safety through crime prevention, community policing and data-driven intelligence. Staffed with Officers who are highly trained, technically proficient and culturally sensitive, we are a pro-active police force that solves problems by building trust, communication and cooperation with the communities we serve.

With 9 Police Stations located throughout the city, Uniform Patrol is the strength of the MPD, and all other divisions support its activities. Responsible for patrolling all areas of the city, responding to routine and emergency calls, conducting preliminary crime investigations and enforcing both criminal and traffic laws, Uniform Patrol is the community’s primary point of contact for services.

Serving as a Uniform Patrol Officer, you can explore your career interests through advanced training in specialized units and assignments, such as:

  • Air Support
  • Canine (K-9) Unit
  • Entertainment District Unit (EDU)
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Mounted Patrol
  • T.A.C.T. Unit
  • Community Outreach Program (COP) Unit
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB)
  • General Investigations Bureau (GIB)
  • Organized Crime Unit (OCU)
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Task Force
  • Training Instructor

Promotional opportunities through our ranks will allow you to conduct detailed investigations in burglary, robbery, homicide, auto theft, sexual assaults and narcotics — or you may qualify to perform in specialized areas such as critical response, training, forensics, or administration. The following are promotion opportunities for you to explore:

  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel

We also employ civilians including Call Takers, Radio Dispatchers, Police Service Technicians, Police Video Analysts, Administrators, Mechanics, Clerks, Neighborhood Watch Coordinators, and School Crossing Guards. At MPD, the opportunities are endless.

Browse this website to learn more about the hardworking men and women of the Memphis Police Department and/or our MPD Administration at

Interested in Joining The Best in Blue? Contact one of our Recruiters.