Officer William A. Forrester III

William Forrester has worked for the Memphis Police Department as a police officer since 2011; he is currently assigned to the department’s Research and Accreditation Office. He has also worked in Uniform Patrol and served on the 2015 Contract Negotiating Committee. In addition to working for the police department, he has taught criminal justice at Southwest Tennessee Community college and has participated in peer review for the National Institute of Justice.

William Forrester was appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission in 2016. In 2017, he was a member of the POST Commission’s Rules Committee. He is currently serving on the Informal Hearing Committee.

William Forrester is currently in the dissertation phase of his Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration. He has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Bethel University and a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Lambuth University.

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