The new Police Commissioner of Philadelphia is Danielle Outlaw, who comes to the post after serving as chief of the Portland, Oregon Police Department for the past 2 years.
The 2012 graduate of Pepperdine University Business School, has been in law enforcement for the past 20 years and is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
The 45-year old mother of two takes the helm of one of the country’s biggest and crime riddled cities, and is the first African American woman to hold this position.
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Outlaw made her first appearance inside Philadelphia City Hall last week.
In accepting the position she said that she brings a “very unique prospective to the job.”
As a mother of two sons, she said she “understood both the fear and suspicions that communities associate with the badge, and the rationale behind police policies and procedures.”