Strickland Releases Names of Police Director Candidates


Memphis Police interim director Michael Rallings
  • Memphis Police interim director Michael Rallings
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland posted on Facebook the names of the six candidates for the role of Memphis Police Director. He says he will begin conducting interviews in August. The appointment is subject to approval by the Memphis City Council.

— Malik Aziz, deputy chief, Dallas Police Department
— Branville Bard, chief of police and director of public safety, Philadelphia Housing Authority; former police inspector (lieutenant colonel), education and advanced training division of the Philadelphia Police Department
— Richard Bash, deputy chief of police, Columbus (Ohio) Division of Police
— Patrick Melvin, former chief of police, Salt River (Arizona) Police Department; chief of police/assistant city manager, Maricopa; commander in Phoenix Police Department
— Michael Rallings, interim director, Memphis Police Department
— Joseph Sullivan, chief inspector/commanding officer, Philadelphia Police Department

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