Memphis Police Department Secures $2 Million in Federal Grants for Technology Upgrades

Federal Grant Awarded to Memphis Police for Technology and Camera Upgrades

In a press conference, Rep. Steve Cohen announced that the Memphis Police Department has secured nearly $2 million in federal grants to enhance various technologies. The funding will be used to improve crime surveillance equipment and provide upgrades for officers, with body-worn cameras being one of the key improvements.

During the conference, Cohen was joined by Memphis Mayor Paul Young and interim Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis to discuss how the funds would be utilized to aid in policing efforts. Both Young and Davis expressed their gratitude for Cohen’s work in securing the funding and emphasized the importance of technology in crime prevention and resolution.

The Sentinel Surveillance Cameras Project will receive $963,000 of the grant, while $969,000 will be allocated for officer equipment upgrades. This investment is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Memphis Police Department in their mission to protect and serve the community. For more updates on this topic, please contact Brooke Muckerman, who covers Shelby County Government for The Commercial Appeal at

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