Police Union Holding Job Fair For Officers Wanting To Leave Memphis

Police Union Holding Job Fair For Officers Wanting To Leave Memphis

The union representing Memphis police officers said officer morale is so bad they are going to have a job fair to bring in departments from other cities to see if anybody wants to leave Memphis and work for somebody else.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The union representing Memphis police officers said officer morale is so bad they are going to have a job fair to bring in departments from other cities to see if anybody wants to leave Memphis and work for somebody else.

“As an association, it's our responsibility to take care of the officers. And that's what we're going to do,” Mike Williams of the Memphis Police Association said.

You'd think this would be a slap in the face of Mayor Wharton and his administration.

“Well that would be a credit to Memphis. We have good officers folks would like to have,: Memphis Mayor AC Wharton said.

Cops aren't happy with what has been happening over the years. They feel underappreciated, fighting pay cuts and paying more for insurance.

Maybe other departments in different cities offer better benefits. That is why Mike Williams of the police association said they are holding the job fair.

“We have agencies from Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Nashville because we feel it is incumbent upon us to help these officers to secure their roots,” Williams said.

As far as changing the pension, the Mayor said the city will have to make big changes and they don't have much time to do make them.

“If you pick up today’s paper, the New York Times, and look at what’s going in in San Jose California. It's the pension benefits which resulted in laying off officers. We're not there yet. We've got to get ahead of that kind of thing,” Wharton said.
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