Upcoming Events


The Impact of Ferguson Events on DeKalb County’s Public Safety: Training & Leadership

Join Leadership DeKalb for an intimate and personal dinner on Wednesday, February 4 with featured speaker DeKalb County Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Public Safety Dr. Cedric L. Alexander who will discuss the importance of leadership and training for addressing cultural sensitivity.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 3
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Petite Auberge
2935 North Druid Hills Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329


About Dr. Cedric L. Alexander
Dr. Cedric L. Alexander was appointed by the DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer as the Chief of Police for the DeKalb County Police Department in April 2013; where his primary responsibility was to oversee and direct all activities of the Police Department and surrounding areas. On December 2013, Dr. Alexander was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Operating Officer, DeKalb County Office of Public Safety. Dr. Alexander is responsible for the day-to-day operations of DeKalb County Police/Fire Department, Medical Examiner’s Office, Animal Services as well as 911 Communications. Chief Alexander is responsible for protecting and serving the citizens of DeKalb County. DeKalb County is the second largest county in the Metro-Atlanta area protecting and serving approximately 700,000 citizens.

Prior to joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Dr. Cedric L. Alexander was appointed by the Transportation Security Administration as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in September 2007. His responsibilities include the coordination and oversight of all security and regulatory actions. DFW currently operates as the third busiest airport in the world servicing 60 million passengers a year.

Before joining TSA, Dr. Alexander served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Public Safety at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services in Albany, New York. His many duties included statewide oversight of public safety as well as direction of training for criminal justice officials throughout the State of New York. Prior to his appointment with the State of New York, Dr. Alexander served as Chief of Police in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Alexander served on numerous community boards and civic organizations in upstate New York. He is currently serving as President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). Dr. Alexander also holds a membership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Dr. Alexander has published articles on police stress and burnout and currently lectures on topics of management and leadership.

Start: 02/04/2015 6:30 pm
End: 02/04/2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Petite Auberge
2935 North Druid Hills Road Northeast , Atlanta, GA, 30329, United States


The Impact of Ferguson Events on DeKalb County’s Public Safety: Training & Leadership

Join Leadership DeKalb on Thursday, February 5 with featured speaker DeKalb County Interim Police Chief Jim Conroy ’15 who will discuss the importance of leadership and training for addressing cultural sensitivity.

Date & Time:
Thursday, February 5
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc.
1230 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 3850
Atlanta, GA 30309
For information on directions and parking, please click here.


About Interim Police Chief Jim Conroy ’15

Before joining the DeKalb County Police Department, Chief Conroy grew up in DeKalb County, graduating from Peachtree High School. He attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts.

During his 24 years with the DeKalb County Police Department, Chief Conroy has worked a wide variety of assignments, including assignments in the Uniform Division, North Precinct, Tucker Precinct, Homicide Unit, and Sex Crimes Unit in the Criminal Investigations Division. He has served as the Commander of several areas including the North Precinct, Youth and Sex Crimes Section, Crime Analysis and Research Section, Information Services Division, E911 Director, Chief of Staff, and as the Assistant Chief over the Support Services Division.

Chief Conroy is also very active outside the police department, serving on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society, the Gold Shield Foundation of Metro Atlanta, and DeKalb County Police Athletic League Plus, Inc.

Jim is happily married for over 10 years to his wife Ginger. They have two girls, Reagan age 9 and Reese age 7. They keep him very busy with their cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming and Girl Scouts.

Start: 02/05/2015 6:30 am
End: 02/05/2015 8:30 am
Venue: Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc.
1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA, 30309, United States


Rush Hour Connector

Since its establishment in 2011, There Brookhaven has been offering locally sourced, chef-inspired food with almost everything made from scratch. There has been featured on AtlantaEats.com and has been recognized by Creative Loafing as “The Best in Atlanta.”

There will be offering appetizers and specially discounted drinks. Please click here to view the specials.

Start: 02/10/2015 6:00 pm
End: 02/10/2015 8:00 pm
Venue: There Brookhaven
305 Brookhaven Avenue, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA, 30319, United States
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    Leadership DeKalb convenes and connects leaders, informs them on matters vital to the county, and enhances their leadership skills. This strengthened pipeline of talent immerses in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, thereby advancing quality of life in DeKalb. With focus on the entire county, we position current and emerging leaders – reflecting the area's rich diversity – to unite, commit, and act to make DeKalb a premier place to live, work and enjoy life. Class members learn about history, diversity, government, justice, arts and culture, education, health and economic development in the county. Classmates and alumni gain access to other leaders in all of these sectors. With over 1,000 alumni, we facilitate long-term leadership sustainability.