With crime numbers for 2012 going up the Memphis Police Department still finds itself with more than 200 job vacancies.
But, according to the city's human resources department that figure could rise with more police officers opting to retire.
The figures reflect the results of a city hiring freeze that was implemented in March 2012.
While some hiring has happened since, it's also being offset in the police department by the voluntary losses of veteran officers.
Council members were also told since July 2012, 10 percent of the entire city employees workforce has been turned over.