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Southeast Memphis Community Safety Briefing Will Be July 30
For release: July 26, 2007
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The Southeast Memphis Community Development Corporation and the University of Memphis Southeast Initiative will host the fourth in a series of quarterly community safety briefings Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road. The meeting is open to the public, and everyone interested in the future of southeast Memphis is encouraged to attend.

This community briefing will update residents on stage two of the “Blue CRUSH” initiative recently rolled out across Memphis. The second phase of that initiative includes all police forces deployed citywide. Guest speakers will be Dewey Betts, deputy chief for investigative services with the Memphis Police Department, and Richard Janikowski, director of the U of M’s Center for Community Criminology. The Center is partnering with the MPD’s Blue CRUSH initiative for data analysis.

Phyllis Betts, director of the University’s Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action, will discuss the Winchester commercial revitalization initiative.  Representatives from Hickory Ridge Mall, the Southeast Memphis Community Development Corporation, the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development, and the business community are developing an action plan to determine the future of the Winchester corridor.

This event is part of a series of ongoing community meetings with residents, the faith community, public agencies, the U of M, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, call Kathy Krueger at 901/273-2870 or 901/233-6296.

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