Texas Police Chief Breaking Down Barriers
Texas Police Chief Breaking Down Barriers

Cheryl Wilson, a Texas police chief breaking down barriers as the first African-America woman to lead the Lancaster (Texas) police, took over this month.

But for Wilson, what you see is less important than what you hear from her.

“The hardest part is having a voice, even at the executive level,” she said. “I don’t like to think I’m sitting in this position because I’m a female or an African-American.”

Wilson, 45, has 24 years of law enforcement experience at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and most recently served as assistant chief deputy.

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