DPD 1st Assistant Chief Lashinda T. Stair to retire after 25 years of service

DETROIT – On Sunday, the Detroit Police Department announced that first deputy chief, Lashinda T. Stair, will retire after 25 years of service to the department and the community.

Stairs were an important part of the department, which implemented many initiatives and programs to improve the quality of life of citizens while supporting its members.

“I’ve had a remarkable career with the Detroit Police and I look forward to the next chapter in my life,” said Stair.

“I will really miss the men and women in this department. They have been phenomenal to work with, I’ve learned so much from all of them and I appreciate the many opportunities I’ve had. ”

Stair will work in the private sector, a transition she has been planning and preparing for some time.

During her tenure with the Detroit Police Department, Stair worked in multiple units including the First District, Mental Health Service, Equal Opportunity Office, Central District, Training Center, Support Services Office, and Neighborhood Police Office.


She has proven herself to be a dynamic leader who can deliver results in high pressure situations, the Detroit Police Department said in a press release.

Stair held the rank of policeman, sergeant, lieutenant, inspector, and deputy chief.

In March 2014, under the direction of Detroit Police Chief James E. Craig, she made history by becoming the first division member and a woman to be named 1st assistant police chief and the highest-ranking woman in the agency.

Stair has also been an active supporter of efforts and community organizations helping young people, especially women, in the city of Detroit, including Girls for Global Growth.

“These life experiences shaped my view of the importance of education and understanding of self-worth and determination,” said Stair.

“It inspired me to stand up for all young people. to encourage them to believe in themselves and follow their dreams so that one day they can be leaders themselves. ”


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