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Detroit Police Commissioner District 6

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    Lisa Carter Program Manager, Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies

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Education Graduate: Cass Technical High School, Wayne County Community College and Concordia University
Occupation/current position Program Manager - Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies
My background and experience qualifies me to hold the position of Police Commissioner. I am a lifelong resident of the City of Detroit. I have a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. I spent 27 years with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. After retiring, I volunteered and served a term with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program at Wayne State University. After serving my term, I joined the staff at Wayne State where currently serve as Coordinator and Program Manager. This position allows me to be intimately involved with the safety of the community.
If elected, I will be serving my second term as Police Commissioner of District 6. My first priority is to educate the public on the duties and responsibilities of the Police Commission and to ensure that they know that we are independent of the police department. Secondly, I want to provide leadership that we give the public confidence that the process works. Lastly, I want to provide transparency that will ensure public trust.
I am advocating for the Neighborhood Police Officer program, the Community Compstat Program, programs involving youth mentoring, citizen's patrols and the Green Light Initiative. logo


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