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Executive Command Staff

Director of Police Services: Michael W. Rallings


Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings began his career on February 12, 1990, when he joined the Memphis Police Academy. After graduation, he served as a patrolman and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1996; the rank of Lieutenant in 2001; the rank of Major in 2008; appointed to the rank of Colonel in 2009; and appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief in September 2009 where he commanded Uniform Patrol Division District II, Special Operations Division, and Uniform Patrol District I.

Throughout his 24 years of service, Deputy Chief Rallings has worked at, the Organized Crime Unit, North Precinct, East Precinct, Central Precinct, South Precinct, and Firearms Training Unit, General Investigations Bureau, Felony Response Bureau, Fraud and Document Bureau, Entertainment District Unit, Training Academy, Mt. Moriah Station, and is a native Memphian who graduated from Wooddale High School, attended Memphis State University and earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Shelby State Community College. He is a graduate of the 228th Session of the FBI National Academy. Deputy Chief Rallings is also a 30 year veteran of the U.S Army and U.S. Army Reserve, where he continues to serve as a USAR First Sergeant.

Deputy Chief Rallings is a native Memphian who graduated from Wooddale High School, attended Memphis State University and earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Shelby State Community College. He is a graduate of the 228th Session of the FBI National Academy. Deputy Chief Rallings is also a 30 year veteran of the U.S Army and U.S. Army Reserve, where he continues to serve as a USAR First Sergeant.

Deputy Director: James M. Ryall

James M. Ryall began his career with the Memphis Police Department on June 4, 1983, as a Police Recruit at the Training Academy. Upon completion of basic training on October 10, 1983, Officer Ryall was assigned to Uniform Patrol at the West Precinct.

As a Police Officer, his assignments included the West Precinct Alpha shift, South Precinct Alpha Shift, Executive Administration Bravo Shift and Crime Prevention.

On May 30, 1996, Officer Ryall was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant his assignments included the Crime Prevention, Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Homicide and Safe Streets Task Force.

On April 12, 2002, Sergeant Ryall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant his assignments included the Safe Street Task Force, Downtown Precinct Charlie shift, Northeast Precinct Alpha and Charlie Shifts and North Precinct Alpha Shift.

On April 08, 2008, Lieutenant Ryall was promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major his assignments included Domestic Violence, Homicide, Old Allen Station Alpha shift and Inspectional Services.

On February 15, 2011, Major Ryall was appointed to the rank of Colonel and assigned to Investigative Services and Ridgeway Station Administration.

On December 17, 2014, Colonel Ryall was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief and assigned to Executive Administration Investigative Services.

On February 1, 2016, Deputy Chief Ryall was appointed to the rank of Deputy Director. Deputy Director James

Ryall has over 32 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Uniform Patrol District 1: Frank Garrett

Frank Garrett began his career with the Memphis Police Department on June 11, 1979, as a Police Recruit. Upon completion of basic training on October 13, 1979, Officer Garrett was assigned to Uniform Patrol in the West Precinct.

As a Police Officer, he worked the West Precinct’s Alpha & Charlie shifts, the Vice Squad, Special Traffic Investigation Services Alpha shift, East Precinct General Investigation Bureau Bravo shift and Violent Crimes Bureau Bravo shift.

On April 19, 1989, Officer Garrett was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he worked the East Precinct General Investigation Bureau Bravo shift, Organized Crime Unit and Security Squad.

On December 2, 1989, Sergeant Garrett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant he worked the South Precinct Charlie and Delta shifts and Tact Unit.

On April 12, 2002, Lieutenant Garrett was promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major he worked the Downtown Precinct Charlie and Delta shifts, Tact Unit, Tillman Station’s Bravo and Charlie shifts, Appling Farms Bravo and Charlie shifts, Traffic Bureau’s Administration and Union Station’s Administration.

On June 8, 2011, Major Garrett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. As a Lt. Colonel he was assigned to the Raines Station Administration and the Inspectional Services Unit.

On July 17, 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Garrett was appointed to the position of Colonel. As a Colonel he was assigned to Old Allen Station.

On February 1, 2016, Colonel Garrett was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief. Deputy Chief Frank

Garrett has over 36 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Uniform Patrol District 2: Terry Landrum

Terry Landrum began his career with the Memphis Police Department on August 9, 1982, as a Police Recruit at the Training Academy. Upon completion of basic training on December 20, 1982, Officer Landrum was assigned to West Precinct.

As a Police Officer, he worked the West Precinct Bravo and Charlie shifts, Special Operations Administration, and Organized Crime Unit. On September 5, 1996, Officer Landrum was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

As a Sergeant, he was assigned to Organized Crime Unit, Robbery, Street Crime Abatement Team and Homicide.

On July 12, 2000, Sergeant Landrum was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

As a Lieutenant, he worked Homicide, Northeast Precinct Bravo shift, West Precinct Charlie and Delta shifts, Sex Crime/Juvenile Abuse and Robbery.

On April 12, 2008, Lieutenant Landrum was promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major, he was assigned to Union Station Charlie shift, South Main Station Bravo shift, Felony Response Charlie shift and Appling Farms Administration.

On May 16, 2011, Major Landrum was appointed to the rank of Colonel. As a Colonel, he was assigned to Tillman Station Administration.

On February 1, 2016, Colonel Landrum was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Landrum has over 33 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Investigtive Services: Michael Shearin

Michael Shearin began his career as a patrolman at the West Precinct, where he spent the majority of his time riding on a plain clothes task force. As a patrolman he was temporarily transferred to the Robbery bureau on several occasions.

In 2001 he was assigned to the United States Secret Service Counterfeit Crimes Task Force.

In 2003 Officer Shearin was promoted to the Rank of Sgt. and transferred to the MPD Training Academy.

In 2004 Sgt. Shearin was transferred to the Research and Development Unit and named the Accreditation Manger for the MPD.

In 2005 Sgt. Shearin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

In 2006 Lt. Shearin guided the MPD through its first successful national accreditation.

In 2007 Lt. Shearin was transferred to the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) where he would spend the next 4 years working as supervisor in areas that included: Administration, Finance, Methamphetamine Task Force, Wire-Intercepts and Project Safe Neighborhoods.

In 2010 Lt. Shearin became the Assistant Commander of OCU.

In 2011 Lt. Shearin was transferred to the Robbery Bureau and 2 years later in 2013 he was transferred to the Old Allen Station (OAS) as a supervisor of the General Investigative Bureau (GIB). Shortly, after being transferred Lt. Shearin was promoted to the rank of Major and became the Commander of the OAS GIB and the Bravo Shift.

In 2015 Major Shearin was made an acting Lt. Colonel and assigned as the Assistant Commander of the Old Allen Station.

In 2016 Major Shearin was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 2017 Lt. Col. Shearin was appointed to Deputy Chief of Investigative Services.

Deputy Chief Shearin has over 22 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Special Operations: Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy began his career with the Memphis Police Department on August 9, 1982. Upon completion of training on December 20, 1982, he was assigned to Uniform Patrol at the South Precinct.

As a Police Officer, he worked various assignments which included North Precinct and Organized Crime Unit. He was also temporarily assigned to the Special Patrol.

On May 30, 1996, Officer Hardy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he worked various assignments Vehicle Theft, Felony Response, Street Crime Abatement Team, Organized Crime Unit and Burglary.

On July 12, 2000, Sergeant Hardy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he worked the North Precinct, West Precinct and Organized Crime Unit.

On April 08, 2008, Lieutenant Hardy was promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major, he was assigned to Airways Station and Airways Administration where he was acting Lieutenant Colonel.

On August 23, 2010, Major Hardy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he was assigned to Raines Station Administration before being assigned to Organized Crime Unit/Vice.

On April 10, 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Hardy was appointed to the rank of Colonel. As a Colonel, he was assigned to Appling Farms Administration and Organized Crime Unit/Vice.

On March 24, 2016, Colonel Hardy was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Hardy has over 34 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Administrative Services: Sharonda Hampton

Sharonda Hampton began her career with the Memphis Police Department on January 20, 1986, as a Police Service Technicians.

On March 31, 1986, she entered the Training Academy as a Police Recruit. Upon completion of basic training on June 28, 1986, she was assigned to Uniform Patrol at the East Precinct.

As a Police Officer, she worked various assignments which included the East Precinct Bravo and Charlie shifts, South Precinct Bravo and Delta shifts and Vice Squad.

On May 30, 1996, Officer Hampton was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, she worked East Precinct Bravo shift, Special Traffic Investigative Services Bravo shift, Sex Crimes and Felony Response Charlie shift.

On April 12, 2002, Sergeant Hampton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, she worked Sex Crimes, Northeast Precinct Alpha shift, Downtown Precinct Charlie shift, Burglary, Organized Crime Unit/Criminal Apprehension Team and Investigative Support Unit.

On April 8, 2008, Lieutenant Hampton was promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major, she worked Organized Crime Unit/ Investigative Support Unit, Vice Squad and Inspectional Services Bureau.

On September 14, 2009, Major Hampton was appointed to the rank of Colonel. As a Colonel, she worked Mt. Moriah Station Administration.

On February 1, 2016 Colonel Hampton was appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief.

Deputy Chief Hampton has over 31 years of serice with the Memphis Police Department.

Deputy Chief Information Systems: Don Crowe

Don Crowe has been a Memphis Police Officer for twenty nine years and is currently the Deputy Chief of Information Technology.

Don started his career in Uniform Patrol and served as a Field Training Officer and a Crisis Intervention Officer.

Don served as a sergeant detective in the Arson Bureau, the Domestic Violence Bureau, and the midnight shift Felony Response Bureau.

As a lieutenant Don has supervised the Crime Scene Investigations Unit and the midnight shift Felony Response Bureau.

Upon promotion Don was the commander of all investigation bureaus including the Homicide Bureau. Don was appointed Deputy Chief in 2017.

Director Michael Rallings
James Ryall
Frank Garrett
Terry Landrum
Michael Shearin
Michael Hardy
Sharonda Hampton
Don Crowe

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