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Protective services official

Melvin Burgess, American protective services official. With United States Air Force, 1957-1961. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Tennessee Chiefs Police Association, International Association Chiefs Police, Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, Kappa Alpha Psi (vice president 1983-1984, Man of Year 1992).

Background

Burgess, Melvin was born on May 23, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Eddie and Katherine (Gilder) Burgess.

Education

Bachelor, Memphis State, 1981.

Career

Patrol officer, Memphis Police Department, 1962-1966;detective sergeant, Memphis Police Department, 1966-1979;lieutenant, Memphis Police Department, 1979-1981;captain, Memphis Police Department, 1981-1985;inspector, Memphis Police Department, 1985-1986;chief inspector, Memphis Police Department, 1986-1988;bureau inspector, Memphis Police Department, 1988-1991;director police, Memphis Police Department, since 1991.

Religion

In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose the right path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith believers voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.

Views

The strength of a society’s marriages is the greatest cause and indicator of societal health.

Membership

With United States Air Force, 1957-1961. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Tennessee Chiefs Police Association, International Association Chiefs Police, Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, Kappa Alpha Psi (vice president 1983-1984, Man of Year 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting World War II (Eurpoean Theater) war materials.

Connections

Married Alberta Mickens, April 13, 1962 (divorced 1972). Children: Pamela Camille, Melvin Thomas II. Married Johanna Sandridge, February 14, 1975.

father:
Eddie Burgess

mother:
Katherine (Gilder) Burgess

spouses:
Alberta Mickens

Johanna Sandridge

children:
Pamela Camille Burgess

Melvin Thomas II Burgess