Honoring Black History Month

February 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
2401 Welton St
CO 80205

Join the Denver Police Museum, Denver Police Department, and Blair-Caldwell Library in recognizing Dr. Tracie L. Keesee for her outstanding service to the Citizens of the City and County of Denver.

Dr. Tracie L. Keesee is the Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives. This critical position expands upon the core mission of CPE, “justice through science.”  She oversees all law enforcement relationships and program implementation. Additionally, she works closely with communities to ensure their representation and participation in the co-production of public safety.  Prior to her return to CPE she served as the first ever, Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion for NYPD. As the Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Keesee was responsible for overall organizational development and implementation of the NYPD’s Equity and Inclusion strategic framework. She also served as an advisor to the Police Commissioner on the implementation of accountability systems that monitor training, recruitment, employee opportunities, and complaints in order to help increase the organization’s ability to attract and retain an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Dr. Keesee is a retired 25-year veteran of the Denver Police Department and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State College-Denver, academic certifications in Public Policy and Public Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver, and a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. She is also a graduate of the 203rd Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Keesee has published numerous articles across a variety of collected anthologies and peer-reviewed scientific journals.

WHEN: Reception will be held February 20, 2020 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205, 3rd Floor


A special display honoring Dr. Keesee’s service will be available at the Blair-Caldwell Library from February 1 through February 28, 2020.