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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 10, 2019

Three years ago, the Memphis Police Department was one of the first agencies to receive federal assistance through the National Public Safety Partnership to help combat violent crime. Since then, violent crime has decreased seven percent, including a reduction in carjackings and gun-related crimes. Last week, law enforcement officials from across the country were in Memphis to learn more about the program, the Daily Memphian reports. Today, more than 30 cities have joined the program with the federal government dedicating $28 million in funding.