Walter A. Gordon
Walter Arthur Gordon (October 10, 1894 – April 2, 1976) was the first African American to receive a doctorate of law from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall law school. He had an extremely long and varied caree...
Harry Edgerton
Harry Edgerton is a former detective of the Baltimore Police Department. He is notable for his work in the Homicide Unit and on the investigation of drug dealer Melvin Williams with former BPD Detect...
Robert C. White
Robert C. White (born 1953) is a career police officer and the current chief of police of the Denver Police Department, Denver, Colorado. He was appointed in 2011 by Mayor Michael Hancock.
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Rose Fortune
Rose Fortune (March 13, 1774 – February 20, 1864) was a Canadian woman who came to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, with the Black Loyalists, where she became a successful businesswoman and the fir...
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Charles Moose
Charles Alexander Moose (born 1953) is an American author and former police officer. He is best known for his role as being the primary official in charge of the efforts to apprehend the D.C. snipers ...
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Richard Pennington
Richard Pennington (born 1947, Little Rock, Arkansas) served as Chief of the Atlanta Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia from 2002 to 2009. From 1994 to 2002 he served as Superintentendent of the Ne...
Daniel Isom
Daniel Isom was appointed St. Louis' 33rd Chief of Police on October 6, 2008, and is St. Louis' third African-American police chief.
He joined the St. Louis Police Department on August 29, 1988. ...
Antoinette Frank
Antoinette Frank (born April 30, 1971) is a former New Orleans police officer, convicted of the murder of three people. On March 4, 1995, Frank and an accomplice, Rogers Lacaze, committed a violent ar...
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Russell Poole
Russell Poole is a former LAPD detective most noted for taking over the investigation of the slain rapper known as The Notorious B.I.G.. Poole is also known for investigating the March 18, 1997, killi...
Kevin Gaines (police officer)
Kevin Lee Gaines (February 6, 1966 – March 18, 1997) was an officer assigned to the infamous Los Angeles Police Department Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums unit implicated in the Rampa...
Don Cornelius
Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and mu...
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Sterling Johnson, Jr.
Sterling Johnson, Jr. (born May 14, 1934, Brooklyn, New York) is a senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Before his appointment to the bench in 1991, Johnson was a...
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David Mack (police officer)
David Anthony Mack (born May 30, 1961), is a former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart Division Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) officer. He was one of the central figures...
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Lloyd Sealy
Lloyd George Sealy (January 4, 1917 – January 4, 1985) was the NYPD's first African American officer to graduate from the FBI National Academy and the first African American officer in the NYPD to ma...
Renault Robinson
Renault Anthony Robinson (born September 8, 1942) is a American former police officer for the Chicago Police Department, which he served from 1964 to 1983. Robinson served as chairman of the Chicago ...
Charles H. Ramsey
Charles H. Ramsey (born 1950), is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department. Prior to assuming that post in January 2008, he had served as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of t...
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Benjamin Ward
Benjamin Ward (August 10, 1926 – June 10, 2002) was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner.
Ward was one of 11 children and was born in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn, Ne...
Leonard Hamm
Leonard Hamm is a former police commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department who served as the head of the department from 2004-2007.
Hamm grew up in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood, atten...
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Willie L. Williams
Willie L. Williams (born 1 October 1943) was chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) from 1992 to 1997, taking over after chief Daryl Gates' resignation following the 1992 Los Angeles riots....
Ella Bully-Cummings
Ella M. Bully-Cummings (born 1958) was the chief of police of the City of Detroit from 2003 to 2008.
Bully-Cummings was born in Japan, the second-oldest of eight children of an African American re...
Rodney Joseph Johnson
Rodney Joseph Johnson (born October 24, 1965 - September 21, 2006) was a decorated Houston Police officer who served 14 years with the agency prior to his death in the line of duty on September 21, 20...
Harold James (Pennsylvania politician)
Harold James (born August 7, 1942) was a Democratic politician, and member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. James represented the 186th District from April 2012 through January 2013 after...
Gil Hill
Gilbert R. "Gil" Hill (born November 5, 1931) is a former President of the Detroit City Council. He was also a Detroit police officer and part-time actor, gaining recognition in the Beverly Hills Cop...
William King and Antonio Murray
William A. King and Antonio L. Murray are two former Baltimore Police Department officers sentenced to a total of 454 years in prison after an FBI investigation in 2005. The conviction of King and Mur...
Charles McClelland
Charles A. McClelland, Jr. is the police chief of the Houston Police Department (HPD). Joining the department in May 1977, McClelland worked his way up through the ranks, from rookie to assistant chie...
Eddie Compass
Edwin P. Compass, III is a former Chief of Police of the New Orleans Police Department.He resigned as Chief of Police on September 27, 2005. Compass, who earlier said he was organizing a tribunal to h...