The Memphis/Shelby /County Law Enforcement Foundation, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization EIN 26-0350517, was created to help fund essential equipment and training not covered in the operating budget of the Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Agencies. Funding Overview It should be noted that over 90% of most major city police budgets go to personnel costs. This leaves approximately 10% of budget appropriations for training, equipment, and technology. These are the areas of concern the foundation will focus on and support.
Congratulations Detective Stephen Shepherd for receiving the 2018 Kiwanis Club’s Memphis Officer of the Year Award.
"Thank you Memphis / Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation for funding the innovative Parabon DNA testing for several of the Memphis Police Department's unsolved investigations. The first test case completed and brought tremendous closure to several families here in Memphis and across the country. Because of my role in this project, I was nominated for and received the 2018 Kiwanis Club’s Memphis Officer of the Year Award. This was an incredible honor, and I am so humbled and grateful." - Detective Stephen Shepherd