Former Memphis police officer resigns from Mississippi department, chief confirms |  News
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Former Memphis police officer resigns from Mississippi department, chief confirms | News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A former Memphis police officer has resigned from another department.

This time, in Mississippi.

FOX13 Investigates previously told you that Officer Colin Berryhill was scheduled to be decertified in Tennessee.

FOX13 investigators confirmed with Southaven Police Chief Brent Vickers today that Colin Berryhill resigned in March, but Vickers did not say why.

Berryhill’s name first appeared in 2021 when the Memphis Police Department submitted a request to state regulators to revoke his certification to work in law enforcement in Tennessee.

This came a year after Berryhill resigned from MPD pending an investigation by the department.

After his resignation, Berryhill was able to find employment with the Southaven Police Department.

FOX13 Investigates has previously discussed how easy it is for agents to do this, including crossing state lines, because certification is done state by state.

Last month, we heard from Brian Grisham, deputy director of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, or IADLEST.

He explained that there is a national database to track these agents, but sharing information is optional for departments.

“It’s not a blacklist, it’s a point system. And that tells an investigator where to look for a criminal record,” Grisham told FOX13.

He added: “The reality of this entry is that a state can decertify or discipline an officer for a reason that other states would not consider a disqualification. »

Since Memphis police waived decertification, Berryhill can still work in law enforcement in Tennessee.


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