PODCAST REWIND: Cerelyn Davis, Saint Leo Alumna & Memphis Police Chief

In Episode 58 of the Saint Leo 360 podcast, we feature a conversation with Cerelyn Davis, chief of the Memphis Police Department and proud Saint Leo alumna where she earned her bachelor’s in criminal justice.

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25 May 2022 - By Greg Lindberg
Episode 58: A Conversation with Cerelyn Davis, a Saint Leo Alumna & Memphis Police Chief

Many Saint Leo University alumni have gone on to bright futures in their careers, becoming change makers in their respective fields. One fantastic example of this is Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, a 1998 Saint Leo alumna and current chief of the Memphis Police Department who has carved out a highly successful career in law enforcement.

In this episode of the Saint Leo 360 podcast, we catch up with Cerelyn Davis through an event she was part of at University Campus. The recording of this conversation is from the “Mission Driven Leaders: Conversations on Purpose” program and was the first installment of this series held in the spring of 2022. Davis discussed:

  • Her early years growing up in a military family
  • Her military service and how she got interested in a criminal justice career
  • Her lengthy criminal justice career working for the Atlanta Police department, Durham, NC Police Department, and her current role leading the Memphis Police Department
  • Her influences in her career, including Saint Leo University professors
  • How she has moved up in leadership positions and what it takes to become an effective leader
  • Her experience interacting with several civil rights leaders, including Coretta Scott King

Listen Now

Listen to Episode 58 of the Saint Leo 360 podcast with Saint Leo alumna Cerelyn Davis on the Episode 58 podcast page.

You can also listen and subscribe to the Saint Leo 360 podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and Stitcher. Plus, you can find all of the Saint Leo 360 podcast episodes on the Saint Leo 360 podcast page.

Learn More about the Criminal Justice Degree Program Options at Saint Leo University

From associate through doctoral options, learn about all of the criminal justice degree programs offered by Saint Leo University.