Sharonda Hampton began her career with the Memphis Police Department on January 20, 1986, as a Police Service Technicians. On March 31, 1986, she entered the Training Academy as a Police Recruit. Upon completion of basic training on June 28, 1986, she was assigned to Uniform Patrol at the East Precinct. As a Police Officer, she worked various assignments which included the East Precinct Bravo and Charlie shifts, South Precinct Bravo and Delta shifts, and Vice Squad.

Deputy Chief Hampton has over 35 years of service with the Memphis Police Department.

  • 1996

    Promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, she worked East Precinct Bravo shift, Special Traffic Investigative Services Bravo shift, Sex Crimes and Felony Response Charlie shift.

  • 2002

    Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, she worked Sex Crimes, Northeast Precinct Alpha shift, Downtown Precinct Charlie shift, Burglary, Organized Crime Unit/Criminal Apprehension Team and Investigative Support Unit.

  • 2008

    Promoted to the rank of Major. As a Major, she worked Organized Crime Unit/ Investigative Support Unit, Vice Squad and Inspectional Services Bureau.

  • 2009

    Appointed to the rank of Colonel. As a Colonel, she worked Mt. Moriah Station Administration.

  • 2016

    Appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief.