Ronald L. Davis was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Nov. 2013 as the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The COPS Office is responsible for advancing community policing nationwide and supporting the community policing activities of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. In December 2014, President Obama appointed Director Davis to serve as the Executive Director of the newly created President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. President Barack Obama charged Director Davis and the Task Force with developing concrete recommendations to improve community trust in the police while enhancing public safety. Prior to serving as COPS Director, Davis had a distinguished career in law enforcement serving 8 years as Chief of Police of East Palo Alto (CA) and 20 years with the Oakland (CA) Police Department.
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