Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., is the president and chief executive officer for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF).
Dr. Scott has overseen the successful launch of several CBCF projects intended to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas, as well as their overall condition and well being.
She served as executive director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives for five years before being recruited for the position of Deputy Commissioner of Training for the New York City Police Department. She has held senior and supervisory roles in the police departments of Detroit and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has also taught political science, urban studies and criminal justice at several universities, including Howard, Rutgers, Central Florida and North Carolina Central.
She has advised mayors, community groups, and police and other officials – as well as written many articles and monographs – on matters involving crime and police and the black community, women’s issues, hate violence, management and training, and race and poverty.