DEKALB COUNTY, GA- DeKalb county’s Director of Public Safety announced Wednesday he would leaving that post at the end of the month.

Dr. Cedric Alexander, who has served in law enforcement for around 40 years, was appointed to his post as Public Safety Director in February 2014. Alexander who spoke to WAOK news said, “the decision had been in the making for some time. I knew when I came here in 2013, I knew where I was in my career and in my life. I knew this would be he last place”. Alexander said he’s ready for a break.

He’s worked with police officers in Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. He went to Baltimore after Freddie Gray died in police custody. But home was in DeKalb County, leading his 1,100 uniformed officers as they work to protect and serve.

“I’m living in the moment of where I am right now,” Alexander said. “I have had the opportunity to have been able to have a voice, and I would hope a voice of reason.” “I am grateful for the long history I’ve had in public safety, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter, said Alexander.

He did not elaborate on the next chapter but did say it would not be in public safety.


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