MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings has been pushing for residency requirements for MPD officers to change for some time.
His latest attempt was handing out a letter to city council members during the meeting on Tuesday night.
FOX13 obtained that letter which read in part:
Rallings pointed out that time is of the essence because MPD is already facing a staffing crisis.
Right now, any officer hired before Jan. 3, 2005 can live outside the county. Anyone hired after 2011 has to live within the county, except about 115 police officers who were hired in 2009. They're allowed to live 20 miles outside the city of Memphis if they paid a fee of about $1400.
We will continue to share updates on this situation.
Right now, there is no word on how council members felt about the letter or when we can expect the issue to go to vote.
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