The first black female chief of the Raleigh Police Department returned to her alma mater to visit with students and staff Monday.
Cassandra Deck-Brown, a 1987 graduate of East Carolina University, was promoted from deputy chief on Feb. 1 after a nationwide search. She spoke to students in a Race, Gender and Special Populations in Criminal Justice class during her visit to campus.
“When folks are placed in situations which are heated, that’s when intolerances can surface,” she said to the class. “You’ve got to be able to put your emotions on hold.”
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