One of the most unique precincts in the Memphis
Police Department is the South Main Station, formerly the Downtown
For information on the population of each
precinct by ward click here: Precinct
In January 1994, the Beale Street Substation, which was staffed by officers from the West
Precinct, became the Downtown Precinct - the city's sixth fully operational
While in square miles and residential population the smallest precinct, the
South Main Station swells to several hundred thousand people a day due to a large workforce
population, various downtown events held during the year, and the many tourists who visit
historic sites such as Beale Street and the Civil Rights museum.
Offense Reports: 7,494
Avg. Response Time: 3:17 min
The South Main Station has the largest bike patrol unit and
used to be the site of the MPD Police Museum which closed in
December of 2005.
In the fall of 2000 the Downtown Precinct relocated to the
newly renovated Central Train Station as part of the South Main/Downtown Revitalization
The South Main Station officers
cover approximately 5.01 square miles and provide service to
over 18,000 permanent residents.
Entertainment District Unit (EDU)
Main Station is home to the
Entertainment District Unit that was formed in 2003 to address the additional traffic and
larger crowds drawn to the newly revitalized downtown area. This special unit receives specialized training courses
geared specifically towards entertainment districts – including
crowd and traffic control.