Superior Police Honored By UWS Black Student Union
Chief Alexander Presented with a Traditional African Sash
SUPERIOR, Wis. – Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander has gotten a first-of-its-kind award from the Black Student Union at UWS.
Over the last few years under Chief Alexander’s leadership, the Superior Police Department has worked to build relationships between the department and diverse groups in the community.
Today, students in the UW-Superior Black Student Union honored the chief by presenting him with a traditional African sash to show their appreciation for the police department’s support of the African American community.
“There are chiefs and police officers out there that are committed to diversity and building a better community and relationships between the community and police officers,” says UWS Black Student Union President D’Andre Robinson.
Chief Alexander says he’s honored to receive the sash. He’ll hang it in his office as a reminder of what has been accomplished and what more needs to be done to have an open dialogue between law enforcement and all members of the community.
“When incidents do happen that cause concern or criticism that we’ve got people to talk to that we can bring in and sit down and work through it and not have it turn into something greater than it needs to be,” says Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander.
The chief says community engagement isn’t what most people think of when they hear about policing, but that it can be one of the most important aspects of what they do.
This is the first time the Black Student Union at UWS has given a sash to anyone outside of their organization.