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Ronald L. Davis

Ronald L. Davis
Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Ronald L. Davis was announced as the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) by Attorney General Eric Holder on
November 2014.

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In November of 2013, Ronald L. Davis was appointed by the Attorney General to serve as the Director of the COPS Office. He comes to Washington, D.C., after serving for 20 years with the Oakland, California Police Department and eight years as the chief of the East Palo Alto, California Police Department. In late December he sat down with Deborah Spence, Supervisory Analyst and founding editor of the Dispatch, to discuss his views on community policing and his vision for the COPS Office.

CP Dispatch: Welcome to the COPS Office! One of the issues we continually face is that while community policing is not a new concept, many agencies still do not see it as the driving philosophy of how they do business. They say they do community policing but then will describe programs like bike patrols and community meetings as the evidence. Why do you think we continue to see this disconnect?
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