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Memphis Police Department’s SCORPION Unit makes over 300 arrests since launching

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 9:57 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2021 at 10:12 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - It’s been three weeks since Memphis police launched the new SCORPION Unit.

The unit was created to address violent crimes throughout the city. Crime suppression officers patrol crime hot spot areas.

Since its start, the unit has made 338 arrests, including 125 felony arrests, and recovered 95 weapons.

SCORPION stands for Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods. The SCORPION Unit is a 50-person unit that operates seven days a week.

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