Dr. Cedric L. Alexander
Dr. Cedric L. Alexander serves as the Chief of Police for DeKalb County. He is the Chief Administrator of the Police Department and is responsible for policy development, control, supervision, and program implementation.
Prior to joining DeKalb County, Dr. Alexander was the Federal Security Director for the Transportation Security Administration, United States Department of Homeland Security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. His responsibilities included the coordination and oversight of all security and regulatory actions. He served as Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services; Chief of Police in the Rochester Police Department; and held several leadership roles at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry in New York. Dr. Alexander began his law enforcement career in 1977 and also served with the Miami-Dade Police Department, and was a law enforcement officer in Florida for 15 years.
Dr. Alexander is currently serving as National Second Vice President for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), holds a membership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), has published articles on police stress and burnout, and currently lectures on topics of management and leadership. He holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, a masterís degree in marriage and family therapy and a bachelorís degree in sociology.
Departmental Summary - Police Department
The mission of the DeKalb County Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb County by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the U.S. Constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment.
The DeKalb County Police Department was enacted by the General Assembly on August 17, 1914. Since the departmentís inception, there have been a total of 19 Police Chiefs who have paved the way for its success. The DeKalb County Police Department currently operates out of five area precincts. Within those five precincts are 1,112 sworn police officers and approximately 498 support staff employees.
The DeKalb County Police Department is a CALEA accredited organization. Its members are devoted to ensuring the community is a safe place to live and work.