For release: October 21, 2008
For press information, contact Kathy Krueger at 273-2870 or 233-6296
The Southeast Memphis Community Development Corporation and the University of Memphis
Southeast Initiative will host the next in a series of quarterly community safety
briefings Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway
Road. The event is open to the public; everyone interested in the future of southeast
Memphis is encouraged to attend.
Col. Michael Fuller, commander of the Memphis Police Department’s Ridgeway police
station, and Col. David Martello, commander of the Mt. Moriah station, will update
residents on the Department’s “Blue CRUSH” initiative, which is designed to reduce
crime in Hickory Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods.
With domestic violence increasing in Memphis, representatives from the MPD will discuss
prevention, recognition, and community resources for victims. Speakers will include
Mike Ryall, a major in MPD’s Domestic Violence unit; Sandra Palmer, a lieutenant in
the Domestic Violence unit; and Sgt. Pauline Johnson and Sgt. J. Bell, both with the
Department’s Domestic Assault Response Team (D.A.R.T.).
Beanie Self and Olliette Murry-Drobot of the Southeast Memphis Community Development
Corporation will update residents on foreclosure prevention and the Winchester Commercial
Corridor and Safeways initiatives.
The briefing is part of an ongoing series of community meetings with residents, the
faith community, public agencies, the University of Memphis, and other non-profit
For more information, call Kathy Krueger at 901-273-2870.