Roy Davis is a third-generation law enforcement professional who retired in 2019 as a Sergeant with the New Haven (CT) Police Department. Since joining the NHPD, Sgt. Davis worked in patrol with a focus on walking beats and street interdiction. He served as a supervisor in the patrol division, internal affairs division, and investigative service division. He has held supervisory positions as a district manager, acting as the supervisor for East Shore and the Downtown Districts. While acting as the downtown district manager, Sgt. Davis developed the department’s “Green Thumb” initiative, which was designed to proactively engage business owners and local universities, to include Yale, to reduce quality of life crime while creatively motivating the homeless population to become more active within the community. Sgt. Davis was also a member of the accident reconstruction unit, underwater search and recovery unit, and peer support team. Most recently, prior to retirement, Sgt. Davis ran the Shooting Task Force, a violence deterrence unit tasked with working with federal, state, and local law enforcement, courts, and non-profit agencies to collaborate on “Project Longevity,” a youth violence initiative aimed at drastically lowering gun violence.
Sergeant Davis is currently the Region IV Miami-Dade Investigative Supervisor for the Florida Commission on Offender Review, a multifaceted criminal justice agency tasked with investigating, reporting, and making recommendations to the Governor on clemency, parole, and conditional release violations. Sgt. Davis holds a B.S. in Juvenile and Family Justice and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. His interests include evidence-based policing, community policing and collaboration, officer wellness, and criminal justice reform.