City of Memphis offering a $15,000 sign-on bonus to join police force

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 8:33 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The City of Memphis is offering a $15,000 sign-on bonus for Memphis Police Department Recruits.

“Since 2016, rebuilding the Memphis Police Department has been our top priority, " says Mayor Jim Strickland. “These new efforts are a direct reflection of just how important getting more officers on the force are to the City. I’m happy we’re able to do this and looking forward to the results. "

The city says other recruitment bonuses include up to $10,000 in relocation assistance and a starting salary of $45,623.

For information on recruiting qualifications visit or text JOINMPD to 901-499-2336.

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