Damon K. Jones
Policing While Black
Bias and Discrimination in Law Enforcement Policies
A 28-year veteran of the Westchester Department of Corrections, Damon K. Jones has served on or chaired a number of national associations on race and law enforcement, and he co-founded the Westchester Black Political Conference. In his current role representing the state of New York in Blacks in Law Enforcement of America (BLEA), Mr. Jones has advocated for a positive law enforcement–community relationship with scholarships, mentoring programs, and a series of seminars.
In addition to serving his local community, Mr. Jones has served his state, national, and global communities. He advised New York Gov. Paterson’s task force on Police-on-Police Shooting and has provided testimony on police policies and procedures as they affect communities of color, use of deadly force, and department transparency and accountability. His recommendations were even included in the United Nations ICERD 2014 Shadow Report. While not advising on national and global policies, Mr. Jones publishes Black Westchester Magazine and can be heard every Sunday on People Before Politics Radio.