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Memphis Police looking for new HQ

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong and his command staff are looking for a new home and Mayor A C Wharton says something is in the works to make that happen.

The city pays $1.4 million to Shelby County government for its current home at 201 Poplar Avenue.   

Director Armstrong said his staff have simply outgrown the space allotted to them downtown.

Mayor Wharton said positive developments are pending concerning the move.

"We're a tenant, we're renting and it's kind of you never feel that you're really at home," the mayor said. "MPD needs a home, not to mention the rent that we're paying and we also paying parking in the garage over there on Washington. There are parking spaces that the city has under its control that we may be able to shed ourselves of that financial burden."

Mayor Wharton did not say when he would reveal more about the possible police department move.

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