Read our position paper on the Neighborhood SkyCop proposal here.
Read Mayor Strickland’s weekly update.
It flew under the radar a bit, so I wanted to make sure you knew about the annual awards ceremony that the Memphis Police Department held this week.
Simply put, it was amazing.
It was an amazing reminder of the bravery that’s hard at work every single day in our city. It was an amazing reminder of the talent of the men and women who serve us through MPD.
I encourage you to join me in thanking all of the award winners by visiting the MPD on Facebook, where it posted all of the honorees.
I also encourage you to continue to remember the sacrifice of Officer Verdell Smith, who you’ll recall passed away in the line of duty last summer. He was honored Tuesday as MPD’s TOP COP — a proper tribute to a Memphis hero.
Read the entire post here.
Councilmen Edmund H. Ford, Jr. and Frank H. Colvett, Jr. will convene the State Veterans’ Home Exploratory Committee on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in Hooks Hyde Hall at the National Civil Rights Museum at 450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103.
On February 7, 2017, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution creating an exploratory committee to research the feasibility of a Veterans’ Home in the City of Memphis. Councilmen Ford and Colvett will discuss the next steps for the Veterans’ Home Exploratory Committee.
This meeting is open to the public and community input is encouraged.
Mayor Strickland launched his Riverfront Task Force a few weeks back, and he wants your input. There’s a short survey at http://www.
The Memphis Police Department is working with Response to Resistance to ensure they are protecting the citizens of Memphis with reasonable use of force techniques. This groundbreaking and forward thinking approach of garnering civilian perspective puts the Department at the national forefront of improving police and community relations. Members of the Memphis community may take the survey at www.responsetoresistance.com.
In October of 2016, all MPD officers took the survey and it is now available to the community. The Response to Resistance Survey was created to support the public safety community and aid their efforts to safeguard the citizens they are sworn to serve and protect. The Survey takes about 8 minutes and presents five different scenarios regarding reaction and response to resistance ranging from simply failing to obey an officer’s instruction to use of a knife or firearm against the officer. The results for both law enforcement and civilians will be analyzed and compared to ensure the use of force techniques adopted by the Department match the way in which the community wants to be protected. Participants simply take the survey and enter the Agency Code “MEMCIV17”.
Read the complete NextDoor post.
CERTPlus is excited to announce the next Millington Emergency Preparedness class Saturday April 22 and Saturday April 29. On-line CERT registration is now open at www.certplustraining.org.
This free 2 day class is a special offering as the disaster simulation on the afternoon of April 29th will be exceptional. You don’t want to miss this one! The class will form a team to be joined by former graduates and experienced CERTs. This is a great time to learn along side of those who have gone before. And, the Millington Fire Department Training Center is the best and safest way to face ‘disaster.’
Please join us for a fun and informative session that will prepare you and your family. Feel free to share this with your neighborhood association, church or work. But sign up soon, space is limited!Sign up!
Receiving timely information about weather conditions or other emergency events can make all the difference in knowing when to take action to be safe. Local police and fire departments, emergency managers, the National Weather Service (NWS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and private industry are working together to make sure you can receive alerts and warnings quickly through several different technologies no matter where you are–at home, at school, at work, or in the community.Download the Report
Reposted from this NextDoor post
AutoZone recently received approval from the Land Use Control Board to increase the sign height of their planned store at the corner of Kirby Parkway and KirbyGate Blvd from 10 feet to 25 feet. Despite objections by KSANA and Kirby Trace Neighborhood Associations, the LUCB approved an amended request to allow a sign height of 18 feet.
KSANA appealed that decision to the City Council. On February 7th KSANA president Suzanne White spoke to the council, first in committee and later in the full council meeting, on behalf of the association. District 2 Councilman Frank Colvett supported our position and encouraged his fellow council members to do the same.
Verdict: WE WON!! AutoZone’s sign height is limited to 10 feet.
Annual membership invoices were sent out in August. If you haven’t paid your $25 annual dues yet, you can still catch up!
Our dues (and much appreciated extra donations) fund the daily security patrol, newsletter and the events we have for our residents – adults and children alike! Your $25 payment (just $2 a month_ helps create a safe and vibrant community.
You can mail your dues to
P.O. Box 171139
Memphis, TN 38187-1139