WSU grad named to policing task force

Cedric Alexander named to Task Force on 21st Century Policing. (Photo/Wright State University)
Cedric Alexander named to Task Force on 21st Century Policing. (Photo/Wright State University)

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – A Wright State University graduate was named to a White House task force that is addressing ways to improve community policing.

Cedric Alexander was named to the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. It’s top priority is to examine how to strengthen public trust and build strong relationships between communities and police officers.

Alexander is a 1997 graduate of Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology. He is currently the director of public safety in DeKalb County, Georgia.

He most recently assisted police and community leaders in the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the officer-involved shooting there.

He recently addressed the convocation at Wright State saying, “To have the opportunity to train here at Wright State, to be educated here at Wright State, was probably one of the most profound decisions I made throughout the course of my career,” Alexander said during his visit to Wright State. “During my study and time here, I was able to learn a lot about myself. More importantly, though, I was able to learn a lot about people.”

President Obama signed his executive order creating the task force Monday.

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