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Memphis City Council approves Cerelyn “CJ” Davis as next MPD chief

The Memphis City Council voted to approve Davis for the post Tuesday afternoon.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — UPDATE 5/4/2021 - The Memphis City Council has approved Cerelyn “CJ” Davis as the chief of the Memphis Police Department.

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4/30/2021 - The woman who is the mayor's pick to be the next Memphis Police Director is answering questions from the community.

The City of Memphis asked citizens to submit questions for a live Q&A with Cerelyn “CJ” Davis.

The Q&A with presumptive MPD Director Davis will be moderated by Vickie Terry, the executive director of the Memphis branch of the NAACP.

Watch HERE.

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4/22/2021 - If you could ask the next Memphis Police Department director a question, what would it be? Now, you will have an opportunity to do just that. The City of Memphis is giving citizens an opportunity to submit questions about her law enforcement experience and philosophy for a live Q&A with Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, Mayor Jim Strickland’s choice for the next MPD director.

The Q&A with presumptive MPD Director Davis will be moderated by Vickie Terry, the executive director of the Memphis branch of the NAACP. It will be live streamed Friday, April 30, from 1-2pm. 

To submit your question (deadline: 12pm April 28), click here.