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Lisa A. Carter is committed to the safety of the residents of the City of Detroit and the County of Wayne. Commissioner Carter is a lifelong resident of the City of Detroit and graduated from Cass Technical High School. She became a Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and retired at the rank of lieutenant after 27 years
Commissioner Carter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. She is also a graduate of the Eastern Michigan School of Staff and Command and the Central Michigan Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute. Currently employed at Wayne State University, Carter is the Research Assistant-Member Coordinator for the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project. She and her husband Tyrone have two sons.
Carter has served as chair and vice chair of the Board of Police Commissioners since District 6 voters elected her in 2013 and her term began in January 2014.