DeKalb Police Chief Swearing-in Ceremony
New Police Chief Visits Communities
DECATUR – DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will kick off National County Government Month (NCGM) by introducing DeKalb’s new police chief Cedric Alexander to the community on Monday, April 1. The month-long celebration aims to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year’s theme is “Smart Justice: Creating Safer Communities.” Following the swearing-in ceremony, CEO Ellis and Chief Alexander will visit with youth and senior citizens across the county.
Below is a rundown of activities for Monday, April 1. The media is invited to attend all events.
Prior to joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Dr. Alexander held the position of Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), United States Department of Homeland Security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He has considerable experience in law enforcement and is a clinical psychologist. Alexander served as Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; Chief of Police in the Rochester Police Department, and several leadership roles at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry in New York. He began his law enforcement career in 1977 and also served with the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was a law enforcement officer in Florida for 15 years. Dr. Alexander holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and a bachelor’s degree in sociology
DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with more than 700,000 residents calling it home. Known for its business and education hub, growing international community and natural wonders, DeKalb County Government is administered by Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and legislative policy is set by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.
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