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Memphis Police Department Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Investigator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Espe silly the benefit time off.

    Cons

    Short of officers which can cause you to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Hard to move up through the ranks because of the promotional system.


  2. "Payroll Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Memphis Police Department part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pros were that they offered a lot of career opportunities and were flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    No benefits or good pay. High turnover rate

  3. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    No pros to list at this time.

    Cons

    Work and life balance is almost impossible.


  4. "Police Radio Dispatcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Memphis Police Department full-time

    Pros

    Pay and stability are about it

    Cons

    Benefits and hours suck .Forced overtime, no family time. EVER!

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone individually


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    "MPD Dispatcher"

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    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great starting and top out salary
    Co-workers may not always get along but are truly there when you need them... family-like environment.

    Cons

    Under staffed, Mandatory Overtime, shortage of trainers- leaving under qualified people left to train the new hires which leads to poor job performance. There is NO room for advancement other than to become a supervisor and supv has no set shift, they can be working a day shift for years then be forced to go to 2nd or 3rd shift.

    Advice to Management

    Its better to be over staffed than under staffed Especially in a position that SAVES LIVES. People have been retiring, resigning or getting promoted which leaves the shifts SHORT / Understaffed which in turn causes all the mandatory drafts. They are just now trying to correct this matter but they have a long way to go before the situation gets any better. Try to never let it get this bad again. Once the staffing situation is corrected, they need to start IN-SERVICE training again. Old and new dispatchers need ongoing training to improve job performance.


  6. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay for an affordable market

    Cons

    Safety, No promotional options, Ignorance culture from within


  7. "no longer a career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great coworkers. The pay is pretty good when compared to the cost of living. Benefits were good, but that continues to fade.

    Cons

    The cit decided that employees with less than 7.5 years of service no longer needed their pension. They also decided that retirees no longer needed health insurance. City instituted a 1 percent raise last year, which is the first raise in the last 8 years.

  8. "Non-Progressive Agency"

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    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This department offers decent pay and good work/family life balance. Most of the equipment and training is up to date. Good place to start a career in law enforcement if your intentions are to eventually become a federal agent.

    Cons

    This department is suffering from poor management, and a lack of support from city government. Also, promotions are extremely slow! I would definitely recommend researching other agencies before making a final pick.

    Advice to Management

    Place forward thinking people with proven- results in top leadership and management positions.


  9. "Don't come here"

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    Current Employee - Detective in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Detective in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    This apartment is large enough that they cannot micromanage you it would be impossible they usually keep fairly up-to-date equipment and there are good restaurants in the city

    Cons

    This is a very racially tent city. The city does not respect the police officers. And they continue to take away from employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Management has really little to do with the treatment of the people because its political so therefore I have nothing to say to the management


  10. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent pay for a very affordable market

    Cons

    No promotional process, crumbling rank structure, poor equipment, and horrible management. Education, ability, seniority, and professionalism are not respected.


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