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Raleigh Police Dept Appoints First African-American Female Chief

Cassandra Deck-Brown is the first African American woman to be named chief of the Raleigh Police Department.Cassandra Deck-Brown

Right on time for Black History Month, Raleigh has appointed its first African-American female police chief, Cassandra Deck-Brown. Deck-Brown is described as quiet-spoken and diminutive, but she speaks firmly about the significance of visiting city neighborhoods to informally chat with residents, the importance of mentoring underserved youth, the partnering of city departments to prevent crime, and the training needed to get her officers through tough economic times. “You have to listen to your officers. You have to listen to the community,” she said at a public forum last week. “You have to re-invent yourself every day as an officer and learn new ways. You have to give your best to your officers so your officers can give their best to the community.”

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