This episode of The Dr Dionne Show is an exclusive one-on-one discussion with Police Chief Roy Whitehead with the City of Snellville Police Department. Listen as the Chief and Dr Dionne engage in a candid conversation about key issues that inform and impact police and public transactions in our cities today. No topic is off limits. They will discuss unconscious bias, racial profiling, police shootings, community policing, deescalation training, leadership, accountability and more. Emphasis is placed on resolution, clarity and improving the current state of race relations in the United States.
Chief Roy Whitehead/Snellville Police Department
Chief Roy Whitehead began his law enforcement career with the 178th Military Police Company of the Georgia National Guard in Monroe, GA in 1971. His civilian career began in 1977 with the Clarke County Police Department and its successor, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Roy became Chief of Police in Summerville, SC in 1995 and then Chief of Police in Snellville, GA in 2004. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from the University of Georgia, attended law School at Georgia State University and took Masters’ courses at the Citadel. In addition, Roy served as a consultant to a contractor of the U.S. Department of Justice in helping communities transition into Community Oriented Policing. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.
The Snellville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is a 501-C-, non-profit association formed, formed to assist the Snellville Police Department with the purchase of equipment we could not otherwise obtain through normal budgeting channels. The money particularly assists with our K-9 program as well as with our philanthropic efforts of “Shop-with-a-Cop” to provide a merry Christmas for children and food for families during the Christmas season. They truly appreciate community support in their effort.
HOST: DR. DIONNE WRIGHT POULTON
Dionne Wright Poulton, Ph.D., is an HR and Leadership Consultant, Educator, Author, Speaker, and Owner of Poulton Consulting Group, LLC (PCG), an HR and Leadership Consulting business specializing in diversity and inclusion, equity, bias, intercultural communication, adult learning, adult behavior, and conflict mediation. Since its inception in 2004, PCG has worked with a wide range of diverse clients in the US and Canada, including in the San Francisco tech and digital marketing industry, K-12 schools, higher education, and many corporate and service industries. Poulton Consulting Group (PCG) is also a government-approved business for local, state and federal level contracts.
Dr. Wright Poulton is also author of the acclaimed book “It’s Not Always Racist…but Sometimes It Is,” which is an extension of her PhD dissertation at the University of Georgia where she researched the racial biases and assumptions of teachers. Her book has received incredible attention, including an outstanding review from world-renowned Kirkus Media. She is also a certified K-12 teacher whose work is inspired by her 16 years of cumulative experiences as a high school teacher and university instructor in public and private institutions in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Dr. Wright Poulton has earned professional degrees from San Francisco State University (M.A.), the University of Toronto/OISE (B.Ed.), and from Rice University (B.A.) in Houston, Texas as a former NCAA Division I track and field scholarship athlete.
In 2014, Profiles In Diversity Journal identified Dr. Wright Poulton as “A Woman to Watch.” She has also been invited for social commentary in print media in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as for numerous radio shows, including on CBS radio stations in Atlanta, Georgia, and on Tavis Smiley’s Radio Show. Excitingly, the “Dr Dionne Show” debuted in September 2016 on Business RadioX and with a focus on smart dialogue about diversity, leadership and behavior in the workplace and beyond.
Dr. Wright Poulton is originally from Toronto, Canada and is also a former member of Canada’s National Track and Field Team. She currently lives with her husband and their two daughters in Snellville, Georgia.
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