Brother Sergeant De Lacy Davis graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He joined the East Orange Police Department in 1986. He is an instructor at the Essex County Police Academy and a New Jersey State-Certified firearms instructor. He has served as the Vice President of the Police Benevolent Association, Local #16, and the executive director of the East Orange Police Athletic League.

De Lacy traveled to Ghana, West Africa January 4-9, 2001 as a guest of President-Elect John A. Kufour.

Courageously, Mr. Davis traveled to Havana, Cuba on a humanitarian mission with Pastors for Peace, November 26Th -December1st, 2001.

On December 12, 2001, He was invited to serve on New Jersey Governor-Elect Jim McGreevey's Transition Team for the Department of Corrections.

In 1994, Sergeant Davis was awarded the prestigious Renault Robinson Award by the National Black Police Association, an organization that boasts over 40,000 members nationwide. Mr. Davis has served as the Northeast Region President of the National Black Police Association (1996-2000). De Lacy served as the organization's International Council Representative servicing Bermuda, Canada, Jamaica and England.

On December 10, 1998, Davis was promoted to Sergeant in the East Orange Police Department where he commands the Community Services Unit.

In 1994, De Lacy traveled with a Delegation from Newark, New Jersey to Ghana, West Africa to establish a "Sister City" relationship with the city of Kumasi. In 1996, he traveled to the Republic of South Africa as a NBPA Law Enforcement Delegate to establish community police training. On December 19, 1999, Sister Winnie Mandela was the keynote speaker for B-CAP's Kwanzaa Festival in Newark, New Jersey.

On September 12, 1997, Davis led a Northeast Delegation to Washington, D.C. on behalf of police violence victims where they testified before the Congressional Black Caucus' Committee Hearings on police brutality.

Known in the community as Brother De Lacy, Davis is not one to turn his back or hold his tongue in the face of injustice. Disturbed by the high incidence of police brutality in this country, Davis, at great risk to himself and his career, decided to tackle the problem head-on. He spoke out against police officers that use brutality as a means of enforcing the law. In 1991 he founded the community-based organization Black Cops Against Police Brutality, (B-CAP). In 1993 he was the recipient of the NJ Council of Black Police Association's "Organization of the Year" Award for B-CAP.

His commitment and love for his rich African heritage has brought him center-stage to deliver a message of empowerment to people of color. When he is not working at the East Orange Police Department or engrossed in community activities, Davis is on the lecture circuit as a keynote speaker at universities, rallies, professional workshops and community organizations. He is often asked to participate as a panelist on talk shows.

He has appeared on MTV, Nightline, Ricki Lake, N.J. Network's "Another View," News Talk, C-Span, Oprah, Maury Povitch, Like It Is with Gil Noble, NBC's "Positively Black," Black Entertain Television's Teen Summit, Tonight With Tavis Smiley, Teen Court TV, Court TV, Fox Files, Hard Ball, Due Process, Good Day NY, The Black Experience and CBS Morning Show. He writes a news column "Breaking the Blue...Code of Silence." Davis is a popular guest on talk radio nationwide. He's appeared in the Source Magazine, Vibe Magazine and Time Magazine.

De Lacy has played in NJ's official D.A.R.E. band and he's a Prince Hall Free Mason. He has been honored with many awards. Davis has received 12 Police Department Commendations and an "Expert Firearms" award.

De Lacy Davis is a graduate of the Performing Arts High School, Newark, New Jersey and he is an accomplished percussionist, songwriter and producer. He currently resides in Newark, New Jersey.

Transition Teams

  • Served on New Jersey Governor-Elect Jim McGreevey's Department of Corrections Transition Team, December 2001
Board Memberships
  • American Civil Liberties Union-NJ, elected to 3 year term (May 2001-2004)
  • Africana Studies-Community Advisory Board, appointed (May 2001) Essex County College, Newark, NJ
Professional Organizations
  • Northeast Region National Black Police Association
  • New Jersey Council of Black Police Associations
  • Police Benevolent Association, Local #16
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Local #105
  • Musicians Guild, Local # 16
  • Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), Writer's Guild
Instructional Assignments
  • Senior Faculty Advisor for Steve Adubato's Stand & Deliver communication training, (1999-2001)
  • East Orange Police Explorer's Post #541 (Junior Police Training Program) 1999-present.
Analyst Assignments:
  • News 12 -NJ, June 1998
    -- Consultant for special assignment on New Jersey State Police-Racial profiling
    -- Provided technical support for surveillance cameras, microphones and subjects
  • Institute for Public Accuracy, Washington, D.C. (Timothy Thomas Case, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 7, 2001)
    -- Provided media analysis of the shooting death for major networks nationwide
  • MSNBC, April 15, 2001, "Policing The Black Community"
    -- Provided hourly analysis on policing in the Black community
  • MSNBC, May 5, 2001
    -- Timothy Thomas, 19-years of age, shooting death by Police, Cincinnati, Ohio
    -- Provided analysis of facts of the case and community rebellions in the aftermath
  • Court TV, August 9, 2001 (New York)
    -- State of Michigan v. Officer David Krupinski (Errol Shaw Jr., shooting death)
    -- A 39-year old deaf Black man alleged to have a rake in his hand
    -- Provided technical analysis of the case
  • Court TV, September 18, 2001 (New York, Host Fred Graham)
    -- State of Ohio v. Officer Stephen Roach (Timothy Thomas Shooting Death)
    -- An unarmed 19-year old Black man
    -- Provided technical analysis of the case
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