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.
“In addition to their conventional crime-fighting responsibilities, our officers are on the front lines facing an increase in violent crime, a rise in criminal gangs, the threat of terrorism, an unprecedented drug epidemic, and cultural trends that too often show a disturbing disrespect for the rule of law. Yet, there are fewer officers on the street, and other precious resources such as training and equipment dollars are also being cut as a result of smaller budgets.”
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