Get Down Memphis

The Blue Suede Brigade is the DMC's best-in-class safety and hospitality team. Anchored by 24 full-time employees, the 32-member team is responsible for patrolling the entrie CBID, including Beale Street.

The team performs a dual function on the streets of Downtown Memphis, serving as both hospitality and security officers. 

With serious combined security and customer service experience, this team is primed to succeed on the job. The team is outfitted with bikes and Segways for increased mobility. 

Brigadiers are trained to provide assistance and information to visitors, workers, residents, and businesses throughout Downtown. In addition, Brigadiers are the supplemental eyes and ears of the business community and our law enforcement agencies.

About the Blue Suede Brigade:

Extended hours: Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 7 a.m.-Midnight
Extended coverage area: CBID-Wide. Click here to view the coverage map.

  • Provide directions and information about activities, attractions, history, development, businesses, and services.
  • Offer daily reports on events, activities, contacts made, and assistance provided, as well as maintenance or safety conditions requiring attention.
  • Utilize two-way radios to respond to calls from other brigadiers and to communicate directly with the Memphis Police Department.
  • Are thoroughly trained in security, radio and patrol procedures, health and safety awareness, history and geography of Downtown, and hospitality and customer service skills.