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The Best in Blue(BiB), hosted by Candace Gray, is a podcast that provides a platform for Memphis Police Department leaders to enhance the department’s brand equity and increase recruitment prospects.

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The Best in Blue(BiB), hosted by Candace Gray, is a podcast that provides a platform for Memphis Police Department leaders to enhance the department’s brand equity and increase recruitment prospects.

    The Progress Report: Understanding 21st Century Policing Strategies

    The Progress Report: Understanding 21st Century Policing Strategies

    The Memphis Police Department presents the second special episode in the 'The Progress Report' series. Chief CJ Davis offers a comprehensive snapshot of the advancements made in 2023 and a peek into the department's goals for 2024. This episode focuses on the intricacies of 21st-century policing strategies as well as what these strategies mean for both the department and the citizens of Memphis. She talks about ramping up community engagement, crisis intervention, revisions to disciplinary policy, officer wellness and the importance of reflecting the demographics of the city. Tune in to learn more!

    • 27 min
    The Progress Report: Officer Training and Development

    The Progress Report: Officer Training and Development

    Join us for "Best in Blue - The Progress Report," a 3-part special video series where we explore the significant strides made in the Memphis Police Department in 2023. Chief CJ Davis discusses key initiatives like officer training, department restructuring, and community-centric projects like "Connect Memphis." In this first episode, Chief Davis offers insights into some of the very important structural changes happening within the department, the expansion of their community collaboration commitment, internal development initiatives and setting a progressive path for 2024.

    • 29 min
    The Memphis Police Department's UT Leadership Academy

    The Memphis Police Department's UT Leadership Academy

    On this episode of Best In Blue, we are joined by Col. Dereck Stewart, Col. Webb Kirkdoffer and Lt. Monique Williams of the UT Leadership Academy. They dive into what the UT Leadership Academy is and how it services the youth in the state of Tennessee. We specifically learn about how the Memphis Police Department utilizes the academy to serve the City of Memphis.

    • 24 min
    The External Relations Bureau

    The External Relations Bureau

    On this episode of Best in Blue we are joined by Lt. Col. Lenora Armstead and Lt. Ronald Polk of the Memphis Police Department as we take a comprehensive look into the the External Relations Bureau and all that it does in helping keep the City of Memphis safe.

    • 26 min
    Building Stronger Communities: The Impact of D.A.R.E

    Building Stronger Communities: The Impact of D.A.R.E

    On this episode, we are joined by officer's Timothy Rutherford and Cassandra Leake of the Memphis Police Department. They discuss Memphis Police Department's D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) division and other programs within the department that are designed to help build a stronger Memphis Community. They dive into the ways these programs help facilitate youth growth and reduce crime in our city.

    • 26 min
    Investing In Our Future

    Investing In Our Future

    In this episode of Best In Blue we are joined by Memphis police chief CJ Davis and Assistant Chief Shawn Jones. We take in intriguing look into the biggest issues facing the Memphis Police Department right now including youth challenges and and uptick in violent crime. They give comprehensive solutions to these issues and how we can help invest into a better future for Memphis.

    • 26 min

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