Memphis Police Department

  • Agency: Memphis Police Department
  • Address: 170 N. Main Street, Memphis, 38103 TN
  • Chief: Larry A Godwin (Director)
Phone: 901-636-3700
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Memphis Police Department is located at 170 N. Main Street, Memphis, 38103 TN. The Director of the department is Larry A Godwin. The Memphis Police Department phone number is 901-636-3700.

Memphis Police Department News

HELP NEEDED IDENTIFYING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT SUSPECTS Infiniti Night Club 2536 N. Watkins Report #1804007171ME MEMPHIS, TN – On April 15th at 12:57 a.m. Memphis Police were dispatched to a shots fired call at 2536 N. Watkins, Club Infiniti. Upon arrival, the witnesses advised several males were firing shots at each other while in the parking lot of the business. During the incident a juvenile victim was struck in the abdomen and was transported to Regional One in critical condition. Suspect #1- M/B white hat with dreads. Suspect #2- M/B with dark colored clothing Suspect #3- M/B with dark colored clothing Investigators need your help in identifying the individuals responsible for this Aggravated Assault. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274 (CASH) You can also submit your tip at http://www.crimestopmem.org where you will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. You can submit anonymous tips from our free and secure mobile app by searching your app store for “P3 Tips”. If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

Aggravated Assault Lauderdale Liquor Store 1502 S. Lauderdale Report # 1804005567ME MEMPHIS, TN - On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at approximately 9 p.m. a 41 year old man was shot in the chest by an unknown assailant outside of the Lauderdale Liquor store, located at 1502 S. Lauderdale. The shooting suspect entered the store moments prior to this shooting. Suspect is seen on surveillance camera footage wearing a black long sleeve shirt and a grey hat with “Chicago” written on it. Investigators need assistance identifying this suspect. No arrest has been made. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Aggravated Burglary 244 W. Dyson Report #1804004879ME MEMPHIS, TN - On April 10th 2018, a house located at 244 W. Dyson was burglarized. Entry to the location was gained through a back window. The homeowner has a doorbell camera on the front door of the house which records. Investigators reviewed footage from the doorbell camera and observed a male black, wearing a light colored hoodie knocking on the door of the resident just moments before the burglary occurred Investigators need assistance identifying this suspect. No arrest has been made.This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Help needed identifying Theft Suspect Citi Trends 1967 S. Third Report #1804002542ME MEMPHIS, TN - On April 5, 2018 at approximately 7:50 pm, a male suspect entered 1967 S. Third through the front door and asked an employee to help him with several items. The suspect then paced back and forth near the front door. The suspect waited until the cashier looked away and then ran out of the store, taking multiple items. He is wanted for Theft of Property – Under $1,000. The suspect is still at large. The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time. Anyone with information about this Theft should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

Wanted for Theft 2700 North Germantown Parkway Report#1804002947ME, 1804002963ME On April 6th, the Memphis Police Department received a theft complaint at 2700 North Germantown Parkway at the Buckle store. MPD made the scene, at which time a victim advised he purchased items from Buckle and put his receipt inside a shopping bag. A suspect snatched the bag from his hand at 3:30 p.m., and at 3:45 p.m., a suspect is seen on video surveillance returning the clothes to the Buckle store with the receipt from the victim and receiving a cash refund from the store. As the suspect was waiting for the refund, the clerk walked away from the counter. The same suspect crawled behind the counter, took an iPad and concealed it in his clothes. The attached video shows the theft of the iPad. **Still shots are in comments** Anyone with information concerning these incidents should call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Wanted for Purse Snatching 6660 Poplar Avenue Report#1804003050ME The Memphis Police Department is currently investigating a complaint of a purse snatching that occurred April 6th, at approximately 7 p.m., at Kroger located at 6660 Poplar Avenue. An unknown female Black was seen riding on a motorized cart, getting off the cart, and then stealing a purse out of a shopping basket. The suspect was then captured on video surveillance walking out of the store. The suspect is described as a heavy set female Black with long hair, wearing a black shirt. Anyone who can identify this suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

HELP NEEDED WITH IDENTIFYING HIT &RUN SUSPECT Springdale near Matthews Report #WC1802660 MEMPHIS, TN - On Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 7:15 p.m., MPD responded to a Hit & Run crash where a pedestrian was struck. The victim, Curtis Thompson, Male, 46, was walking across Springdale Street near Matthews Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle which driver and vehicle fled the scene. The hit and run vehicle continued north on Springdale Street. The driver left the scene without rendering aid to the victim. The victim was transported critical, from scene to Regional One Hospital. The victim, Curtis Thompson expired from injuries sustained from crash on Saturday, January 27, 2018 At this time there is no information on the vehicle or the driver, responsible. Anyone with any information regarding this crash should contact Crime Stoppers. Investigator’s need help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for this Vehicular Homicide. No arrests have been made at this point. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about these Wanted Individuals should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD' to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. END

Congratulations to our newest Police Service Technicians who graduated today from the 55th PST Session. Here are some photos from today's ceremony.

Motor Vehicle Theft 2940 Hickory Hill Road Report#1804005377ME On Wednesday April 11th, at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle theft in the Enclave Apartments located at 2940 Hickory Hill Road. The victim’s 2004 Hyundai Sonata was stolen while parked in front of the leasing office. The victim advised she observed a male get into her vehicle and drive away northbound through the complex towards Apple Tree. A person matching the description of the suspect was later observed inside of the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 2856 Hickory Hill. The suspect is described as a male Black, medium complexion, wearing a bright green shirt and black hat. The suspect has a tattoo on upper left arm. No arrest has been made. The stolen Hyundai has not been recovered. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

Welcome to our 15 new Police Service Technicians! This is just another step closer to becoming one of the "Best in Blue"!!

In February, the Memphis Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Tarnish Blue Division conducted a joint criminal investigation against two (2) Memphis Police Officers involved in unlawful criminal activity. During the course of this investigation, Officer Kevin Coleman (41) stole large sums of cash from undercover officers, who he believed to be drug dealers. Officer Coleman and Officer Terrion Bryson (25) also assisted an undercover officer, who they believed to be a drug courier, with transporting drugs within the city limits. On April 12th, Kevin Coleman, operating as an on-duty uniform officer, and Terrion Bryson, an off-duty Memphis Police officer, met with an undercover officer at Riverside and Carolina to engage in a pre-arranged drug deal. During the encounter, Terrion Bryson and Kevin Coleman assisted an undercover officer with protecting and transporting what they believe to be a large quantity of heroin to a storage facility within the Whitehaven area. During the deal, Kevin Coleman used his uniform patrol vehicle to lead the undercover officer to the storage facility while Officer Bryson rode as a passenger in the vehicle that contained the drugs. In return for protecting and delivering these drugs, Kevin Coleman and Terrion Bryson received a $9000.00 cash payment. Kevin Coleman and Terrion Bryson were taken into custody on the parking lot of 1661 East Raines Road. “This is a perfect example of great police work. We recognized that two of our own were possibly involved with criminal activity and we investigated. We do not care what your profession is, and we do not care who you are; if you break the law and you are involved in illegal activity, we will stop you,” said Director Michael Rallings. Kevin Coleman has been employed with the Memphis Police Department since June of 2012. Terrion Bryson has been employed with the Memphis Police Department since August of 2015.Both officers are assigned to the Memphis Police Department's Raines Station and have been relieved of duty pending the outcome of this investigation. Coleman and Bryson were charged with one (1) count of Felony Conspiracy to distribute 2 ½ kilos of Heroin, one (1) count of Criminal Attempt Felony to wit Possession of Controlled Substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell (Heroin) and one ( 1) count of Felony Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a dangerous felony.

On April 10th, commanders of the Memphis Police Department were notified by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) that an off-duty MPD officer was involved in a domestic violence incident. The off-duty officer, 37-year-old Alfonzo Webber, was arrested in the 1900 block of Chartridge which is within the jurisdiction of Shelby County. Alfonzo Webber has been employed by the Memphis Police Department since August of 2004 and is currently assigned to the Mt. Moriah Station. Officer Webber has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of this investigation. This criminal investigation is being handled by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Person of interest in a sexual assault investigation McLemore Avenue near Bellevue Boulevard Report # 1804000815ME On April 2nd, a male was reported to have sexually assaulted a female victim in the area of Bellevue and McLemore. The victim left the Exxon at 1335 Souh Bellevue on foot with the male pictured below. The male is known by employees of the Exxon to frequent the area of Bellevue and South Parkway. Investigators are attempting to identify this male from the surveillance cameras at Exxon located at 1335 South Bellevue. Anyone who can identify this individual is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Help Identifying Carjacking Suspects 1682 E. Shelby Drive Report #1804005451ME MEMPHIS, TN – On Wednesday, April 11th at 5:44p.m. the victim was at the Valero Gas Station at 1682 E. Shelby Drive when he was attacked and carjacked by three suspects. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim. All three suspects beat the 69-year-old victim after he exited the vehicle. The suspects drove away in the victim’s silver 2010 Dodge Avenger TN tag 236ZTQ. Suspect #1 is described as a male black wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants carrying a black backpack and armed with a black handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a male black with a low haircut with a bandana tied around his head wearing a University of Memphis shirt and camouflage pants. Suspect #3 is described as a male black wearing a white t-shirt and dark colored shorts. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Aggravated Robbery Rite Aid 3500 Ramill Report #1804005414ME MEMPHIS, TN. – On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, uniform patrol officers responded to a robbery at the Rite Aid located at 3500 Ramill. Officers were advised at 4:50 p.m., two male subjects jumped the pharmacy counter armed with a handgun and demanded narcotics from the pharmacist. After taking the drugs, the subjects fled the scene in an unknown silver sedan. Suspect #1 is described as a black male, medium complexion, 6’02”, slim built, 190 lbs., early 30s, wearing all white painter jump suit with white hair net, dredlocks, black boots, armed with black semi-auto handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, medium complexion, 5’11”, medium built, 190 lbs., early 30s, wearing all white painter jump suit with white hair net, dredlocks, black tennis shoes. No arrests have been made at this point. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.

Burglary of Motor Vehicles 4500 block of Sequoia Report #1803015617ME MEMPHIS, TN. – On Friday, March 30, 2018 at about 6:30am the homeowners in the area of 4500 Sequoia reported several cars burglarized. Witnesses reported a male with a bandana over his face occupying a white Honda Pilot was responsible for the thefts. Credit Cards that were stolen in the vehicle break-ins were used later that morning at several area stores. Still photos of two males responsible for using the stolen cards are attached. Anyone with information about this Burglary of Motor Vehicles should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

New Hope Christian Academy students stopped by 170 North Main today to tour the Public Safety Building and visit with Director Rallings and staff. Students were given a guided tour by Director Rallings of the MPD historical display cases located in the lobby, as well as a tour of the Director's office and Command Staff conference room. Thank you New Christian Academy for visiting with us!! Here are a few photos from today's visit.

Wanted for Reckless Endangerment 584 South Mendenhall Report#1804003131ME A person of interest, 23-year-old Jajuan Herron, (pictured below) is wanted for questioning in regards to the shooting that occurred inside the Malco Paradiso Movie theater located at 584 South Mendenhall Road on April 6th at approximately 11:30 p.m. If you know of Jajuan Herron's whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

MPD Director Rallings and his Command Staff attended the Perfect Harmony Community Event at W. C. Handy Park this past weekend. Perfect Harmony is a Community Development organization with a mission to work together with its partners to reduce the crime and recidivism rates, as well as, improving the relationship between law enforcement and the community. This is accomplished through music with respect to providing educational and employment opportunities. Here are a few photos from the event.

HELP NEEDED IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECT Family Dollar 142 N. Avalon St. Report #1804003095ME MEMPHIS, TN – On April 6th, Memphis Police responded to a business robbery at the Family Dollar located at 142 N. Avalon St. A male suspect wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans entered the business and attempted to purchase two cartons of Newport Cigarettes. The male suspect implied he had a handgun, and ordered the manager to give him the two cartons of cigarettes. The male suspect fled from the business in a white Ford Taurus. The suspect is described as a male, black, approximately 5’3-5’4”, 145lbs, wearing blue jacket with a hood, dark blue jean pants, white shoes, and implied an unknown weapon. Investigators need your help in identifying the individual responsible for this Robbery. Anyone with information about this Wanted Individual should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD' to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc.

Attempted Kidnapping/Abduction 4000 block of Knight Arnold Report #10804004061ME MEMPHIS, TN - On April 9th, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Officers responded to 3200 Knight Road regarding an attempt kidnapping/abduction of an 11 year old child walking to school. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the complainant and victim. The victim, 11, stated she was walking to school around 7:30 a.m., in the 4000 Block of Knight Arnold, when an unknown black female jumped out of a small burgundy four door vehicle with a dent on the rear driver’s side panel and grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her into the vehicle. The victim advised she started to scream and the unknown female black jumped back into the small burgundy car which sped away driven by an unknown black male. The victim was not injured during this incident. Memphis Police Investigators made the scene and canvassed the area for additional information. This case is currently being investigated and no one is in custody at this time. Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at http://www.528cash.org/ where you will be linked to a secure website at http://memphis.crimestoppersweb.com. You will be able to review wanted fugitives and safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. Or you can text your tip by typing the keyword ‘AWARD’ to 274637 (CRIMES). If an arrest is made, you could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 from Crime Stoppers of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. About the Memphis Police Department The Memphis Police Department is a premiere law enforcement agency that serves and protects the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee. Our purpose is to create and maintain public safety in the city of Memphis. We do so with focused attention on preventing and reducing crime, enforcing the law, and apprehending criminals.