37 new officers join police force
This MPD graduation ceremony had to be one of the most highly anticipated. It came after a loss of many officers due, in part, to recent healthcare and pension cuts. There have also been high-profile crimes involving officers. But I wanted to make this about more than those issues. Fortunately, one recruit was willing to share his story about going from troubled youth to new officer. He got help through a program known as JIFF. It was nice putting a positive spin on what might have been just another negative story about Memphis Police.