About PSI

The PSI is funded initially through the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a 50-member board of directors that serves as a leadership team for reducing crime in Memphis and Shelby County. The board is comprised of top leaders in law enforcement, criminal justice, business, government, the non-profit community, and the faith community. The primary mission of the Crime Commission is to spearhead a plan (Operation: Safe Community) to significantly improve public safety in the Memphis area, galvanize diverse leaders and stakeholders in the implementation and support of the plan, and manage the hard work necessary to achieve implementation.

It is expected that the Institute will also conduct research independent of the Crime Commission agenda in the future.