Brother Sergeant De Lacy Davis graduated from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He completed his Masters of Administrative Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a 4.0 grade point average in 2002. 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.

February 23-27, 2003, Brother De Lacy traveled to Rome, Italy with the Under Our Wings Delegation to meet with Pope John Paul II along with parents of juveniles in America who had been executed or sentenced to life without parole in the United States.

De Lacy traveled to Ghana, West Africa, January 4-9, 2001 as a guest of President 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 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

His commitment and love for his rich African heritage has brought him center-stage to deliver a message of empowerment to people of color.

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, MSNBC, 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 Jim McGreevey's Department of Corrections Transition Team, December 2001

Board Memberships

  • New Jersey-Black Alliance for Educational Options (NJ-BAEO) (2002-present)
  • Beyond the Cover-Youth Magazine, Newark, NJ, (2001-present)
  • 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
  • A Good Black Man, Inc. Foundation, Randallstown, MD, (2002-present)

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.

  • MSNBC, January 24, 2003
    Analysis of live San Francisco, California police chase & police use of force.

  • 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.

  • Court TV, May 30, 2002
    Amadou Diallo, an African immigrant who was shot 19 times by New York City Police officers: Debated the legal concepts/defense with Defense Attorney Joseph Tacopina.

    Television Host Appearances:

    • Cablevision, May 26, 2002, Television Co-Host: Newark, New Jersey's 36Th Annual African American Heritage Day Parade

    Governmental Awards:

    • New York State Senate Proclamation, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, 1/24/03
    • United States Congressional Award, 108Th Congress, First Session, Congressman Eliot Engel, 1/24/03
    • United States Congressional Award, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., 1/18/03

    Expert Witness/Consulting Services

    • Racial Disparities Project, Seattle Washington, Attorney Kay-C Lee, 2002-2003
    • Concerned Citizens for Justice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999-present
    • Cops and Citizens, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000-present


      February 23-27,2003
      Under Our Wings, traveled to Rome, Italy-audience with the Pope on behalf of children in the United States who have been executed, transferred to adult prisons or imprisoned for life.

    • November 26-December 6, 2001
      Pastors for Peace, traveled to Havana, Cuba-humanitarian mission for American medical students who are studying abroad.

    • Ambassador to Ambassador/National Black Police Association (NBPA) 1996
      The first African-American law enforcement delegation to meet with the country's leadership under President Nelson Mandela.

    • Africa Newark Organization 1994
      Traveled to Ghana, West Africa as a PANAFEST Guest and to establish a sister city relationship between the City of Kumasi and the City of Newark, New Jersey.


      • Dr. Richard Blake, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
      • Dr. Tyrone Powers, Anne Arundel Community College--Criminal Justice Institute, Maryland
      • Lenworth Gunther, Ph.D., Essex County College--Africana Studies Program, Newark, New Jersey
      • Pat O'Brien, Director, Community Policing Institute, Mahwah, New Jersey

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