On behalf of the men and women of the Memphis Police Department, I want to welcome you to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn more about our agency.  As the Director of Police Services, I also want to thank Honorable Mayor Jim Strickland, the citizens of Memphis, and my fellow MPD officers for supporting me throughout my tenure. I’m truly honored to have the privilege of serving the community and the Memphis Police Department.

Here at MPD, our No. 1 priority is to provide public safety.  Our Department is committed to working with the community to combat crime by utilizing community policing, upholding the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities.  I encourage you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions and opportunities available within the Memphis Police Department.  Additionally, you will find useful information about the MPD and the services we currently provide.  The dedicated professionals of Memphis PD proudly serve a population of over 650,000 citizens.  Our staff includes over two thousand full-time police officers, almost two hundred Police Reserve Officers, eighty-plus Police Service Technicians, and upwards of seven hundred thirty full-time and part-time civilian employees.

The members of the Memphis Police Department remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible police services to citizens and visitors of Memphis.  We strive to respond to the community’s needs with the most effective measures available within our current resources, with the primary focus of ensuring the well-being of all citizens.

Again, I encourage you to browse through our website, which reaffirms our commitment to proactively and responsively addressing our community’s needs.  I also ask that you take the opportunity to see how you can get involved.  Law enforcement officers, citizens, faith-based organizations, and stakeholders must collectively work together to guarantee that the City of Memphis continues to thrive and be the great city that we all know and love.  Check out how MPD effectively delivers community policing initiatives, join your local Neighborhood and Business Watch Association, find out more information on your respective police station, and learn how to join the MPD; you will see for yourself what MPD is all about.

Know that we are here for you.

If you have an interest in serving the Memphis community, we are always looking for quality individuals.  We have ongoing recruiting and hiring opportunities for both sworn and professional positions within our department.  Memphis PD provides an exceptional learning environment, a stable and rewarding career, and the chance to make a difference in your community and the lives of others. Learn more about joining MPD at joinmpd.com.

Thank you for supporting the Memphis Police Department!


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 30 years of service, Director Michael 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 Executive Administration.

Director Rallings is a native Memphian who graduated from Wooddale High School, attended Memphis State University, and earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Shelby State Community College. He is a graduate of the 228th Session of the FBI National Academy. Director Rallings is also a retired 30 year veteran of the U.S Army and U.S. Army Reserve.