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2012

Mayor, D.A. detail Memphis anti-crime efforts

The Commercial Appeal

December 6, 2012

Law Enforcement Officers Share Holiday Safety Tips

WREG News Channel 3

November 27, 2012

Targeting Crime in Apartment Complexes

WREG News Channel 3

October 30, 2012

Shelby County Blueprint for Safety

WREG News Channel 3

September 25, 2012

Focus On Frayser To Stop Youth Violence

WREG News Channel 3

August 22, 2012

Federal delegation visits Memphis to check efforts to curb youth violence

The Commercial Appeal

August 22, 2012

Germantown First In Nation for Child Sexual Abuse Training

WREG News Channel 3

August 22, 2012                         

Curbing Youth Violence

My Fox News Memphis

August 21, 2012

Federal Crime Prevention

WREG News Channel 3

August 21, 2012

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry

WREG News Channel 3

May 30, 2012

Memphis preacher Keith Norman speaks to panel on youth violence prevention

The Commercial Appeal

April 3, 2012

 

2011

Editorial: Prevention is the key
The Commercial Appeal
April 25, 2011

Federal officials look at Memphis' crime-prevention efforts
Commercial Appeal
April 22, 2011

Violent crimes slightly up in Memphis in first 2 months of '11; property crimes drop
Commercial Appeal
April 19, 2011

Domestic Violence Troubling Kids
WREG News Channel 3
April 12, 2011

By The Numbers: Crime Down In Memphis
ABC 24
April 11, 2011

Memphis touted as national leader for strategies to cut youth violence
Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 4, 2011

New hotline makes it easier for Memphians to report child abuse, neglect.
Call4Kids hotline number is 901-274-7477
Action News 5
April 11, 2011

Memphis leaders present youth violence plan
Memphis Business Journal
Monday, April 4, 2011, 11:32am CDT

Memphis one of six cities participating at Justice Department summit on Youth Violence
Commercial Appeal
April 1, 2011

Center City sets sights on 150 Downtown Memphis properties to fight blight
Commercial Appeal
March 20, 2011

Godwin Named State Deputy Safety Commissioner
Daily News
March 04, 2011

Violent and Property Crimes Down For January
Daily News
February 28, 2011

Youth United Way provides insights and feedback to help fight youth crime
United Way of the Mid-South
February 28, 2011

Youth in Revolt
Youth violence forum goes online after snow causes two cancellations.

Memphis Flyer
February 17, 2011

Long-Sought Family Safety Center Moves Forward
The Daily News
February 1, 2011

2010 Marks Dramatic Drop in Major Violent and Property Crimes
ABC 24
January 27, 2011

Violent, Property Crimes Drop in 2010
The Daily News
January 27, 2011

Report: Violent Crime in Memphis has Decrease
News Channel 3
January 26, 2011

Weirich sworn in as District Attorney General
Memphis Business Journal
January 18, 2011

Bite Out of Crime
Three neighborhoods have shown a dramatic decrease in crime since 2006.
Memphis Flyer
January 12, 2011

Plough grant supports effort to reduce truancy among Memphis middle-schoolers
Commercial Appeal
January 4, 2011


2010

Memphis, Shelby County violent crimes decrease
Operation Safe Community cited
Commercial Appeal
December 18, 2010

Plan credited for drop in violent crime
Memphis Business Journal
December 17, 2010 

Foundation honors Drug Court crew
Dwyer, five others named to Hall of Fame
Commercial Appeal
December 18, 2010 

Infant deaths from violence decline
Study finds incidences of fatalities by abuse, neglect improved for '09
Commercial Appeal
December 17, 2010

As a collective community response the recent Forbes article, Mayor A C Wharton, joined by Police Director Larry Godwin and D.A. Bill Gibbons recently addressed the press and shared current crime statistics.  View the video entitled The Real Numbers on The Commercial Appeal's website.

Blue CRUSH Boots Midtown ‘Problem Renter’
Memphis Daily News
November 17, 2010 

Opening Move
Lawsuits only initial step in battle against blight
Memphis Daily News
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 

Wharton Files Blight Suit
Memphis Daily News
October 27, 2010 

The undertow of domestic violence
Commercial Appeal
October 17, 2010

Hood riddance: Memphis serves notice, warrants on neglected properties
Commercial Appeal
October 13, 2010

Memphis Police's Blue CRUSH program gives IBM company a boost
Commercial Appeal
September 19, 2010

Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Operation: Safe Community
WMC TV - Action News 5
September 8, 2010 

Domestic Dispute
University of Memphis finds problems with local handling of domestic violence cases.
Memphis Flyer
September 2, 2010 

‘Vertical Prosecution’ To Enhance DA’s Casework
The Daily News
September 2, 2010 

Fighting Crime in the Bluff City; Operation: Safe Community Needs Nashville's Help
My Eyewitness News
August 26, 2010 

Shelby County law enforcement officials advocate for early education
Commercial Appeal
August 26, 2010 

Blue CRUSH crusade feeds Memphis police fast flow of crime trends
Commercial Appeal
Sunday, August 22, 2010  

District Attorney's Office Says Program Cuts Truancy in Half
My Eyewitness News
August 19, 2010 

Local Leaders Support Truancy Reduction Program
My Fox News Memphis
August 19, 2010 

Memphis police, city schools blend efforts into 'hybrid' security initiative
Commercial Appeal
August 13, 2010

Stanton Confirmed as US Attorney for West Tenn.
The Daily News, Memphis
August 9, 2010 

Nucleus Research Announces Winners of Seventh Annual Technology ROI Awards

MPD's Blue CRUSH Initiative honored
Nucleus Research 

Officials announce increased police presence Downtown
The Commercial Appeal
July 22, 2010

Background Check
New crime commission director has experience working with children of low-income families.
Memphis Flyer
July 21, 2010

Feds eye city for violence initiative
Obama chose Memphis to gather information on problems with youths
The Commercial Appeal
July 13, 2010

New Initiative for Juvenile Offenders
My Fox Memphis News
July 12, 2010

Tennessee school crimes decline; Memphis registers 30% drop from '08 to '09
Commercial Appeal
July 2, 2010

Springdale Fights Back - Drug Market Intervention
The Memphis Daily News
June 21, 2010 

Editorial: More time for armed robbers
Members of the General Assembly deserve kudos for cooperating to put first-time armed robbers in jail longer.

The Commercial Appeal
June 8, 2010

Tennessee lawmakers extend jail time for armed robbery
The Commercial Appeal
June 6, 2010

Memphis gets $22 million from HUD to redevelop Clearborn Homes
Memphis Business Journal
June 1, 2010 

Operation: Safe Community Progress Report
ABC 24 My Eyewitness News
May 13, 2010

The right strategies to bring down crime
Operation: Safe Community is living up to its name, and its significant progress calls on us to remain committed to its full implementation.
By Bill Gibbons, Special to Viewpoint
The Commercial Appeal
May 12, 2010

Parents Rally in Memory of Murdered Children
News Channel 3
April 23, 2010

Tribute to Honor Victims of Violent Crime
ABC 24 My Eyewitness News
April 22, 2010

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton assures Forbes we're not 'miserable'
Posts Web site rebuttal, cites crime stats, resourceful citizens
March 1, 2010
The Commercial Appeal
View Mayor A C Wharton's Open Letter to Steve Forbes

Citizen Safety Coalition head to Nashville
WREG News Channel 3

Citizen Safety Coalition heads to Nashville to demand tougher crime laws

WMC-TV Action News 5

Memphians push for tougher crime laws
My FOX Memphis Channel 13

Memphis citizens lobby state legislature for longer jail terms for gun crimes
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Commercial Appeal

Taking Back Our Neighborhood: Community crime meeting
Citizen Safety Coalition's Forum on Crime
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Action News 5

Community Group Calls for Tougher Gun Laws
Citizen Safety Coalition's Forum on Crime
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My Fox 13

Forum Held to Fight for Tougher Gun Crime Laws
Citizen Safety Coalition's Forum on Crime
Thursday, February 11, 2010
ABC24 CW30 My Eyewitness NEWS

Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Operation Safe Community
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Action News 5

Grieving Memphis Mother Joins Fight For Tougher Gun Crime Laws
Preview for Citizen Safety Coalition's Forum on Crime
Thursday, February 2, 2010
ABC24 CW 30 My Eyewitness NEWS

Editorial: Every tool in the box
If they don't invade our privacy, new means of enhancing public safety should be deployed.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Commercial Appeal

More electric eyes scanning Memphis-area car tags
City, Shelby County expand plans to check autos
Monday, January 18, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Policing the city schools
MCS chief, top cop at odds on separate force amid hurdle of accountability
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Serious crime in Memphis declines
Better police strategy gets credit
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Commercial Appeal 

Anti-drug program arrests 50 in North Memphis; 5 get special second chance
January 13, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Supt. Cash lobbying for school police force
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Notice, enforcement, education tame crime at Memphis apartments
Spotlighting SAFEWAYS
Monday, January 11, 2010
Commercial Appeal

New Shelby schools chief John Aitken says he enjoys 'hard job'
Monday, January 4, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Breaking the cycle of crime: Part 2
Restorative justice can alter behavior of perpetrators, teach empathy
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Breaking the cycle of crime: Part 3
War on crime most successful when citizens join the battle
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Commercial Appeal

Domestic homicide cases in Memphis down for 2009
Friday, January 1, 2010
Commercial Appeal

10 people over the decade whose contributions impacted Memphis
spotlighting Mayor A C Wharton, Professor Richard Janikowski and Mr. Robert Lipscomb
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Editorial: New decade holds promise
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Kriner Cash: Improving quality of teachers
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Strong case for drug court
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Commercial Appeal

DA’s Office Changes Domestic Violence Procedures
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Daily News

Program aims to transform domestic-abuse victims into survivors
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Program will explore violence
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Editorial: True face of Memphis crime
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Commercial Appeal

 A delightful day despite rancor, political smoke
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Commercial Appeal

New teamwork targeting crime
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Commercial Appeal

Progress in the war on crime
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Commercial Appeal

 

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OSC in the news

 

Officials increase crime prevention programs
The Daily News
August 31, 2011 

Memphis and Shelby County begin work on Metro Gang Unit 
WPTY, ABC 24
August 30, 2011

Memphis working to fight youth violence
WPTY, ABC 24
August 30, 2011

Preventing youth violence
Congressman Steve Cohen
September 1, 2011

Operation: Safe Community fighting youth violence after deadly weekend
WREG News Channel 3
August 29, 2011

Metro-style gang unit could be revived
WREG News Channel 3
August 30, 2011

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