Cheryl Dorsey is a Los Angeles native. In 1978, she began a career in law enforcement where she worked for the State of California, Department of Justice. In 1980, Cheryl joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During her twenty-year (LAPD) career, she worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units in all four geographic Bureaus within the City of Los Angeles; South, Central, West and Valley. In addition to various patrol division assignments, Sgt. Dorsey was assigned to traffic division, Newton Area vice and the infamous gang unit in Operations South Bureau; known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.)
As an LAPD insider, Sgt. Dorsey highlights criminal, social or public policy injustices affecting disenfranchised communities throughout the nation. She provides candid, honest and unique perspective on social and institutional abuses with a level of credibility that is effective, relevant and irrefutable. As a mother and police professional, Sgt. Dorsey exposes social and institutional disparities and abuses, while introducing strategies and commentary on how to systematically attack those injustices, empower audiences with a broad and unique perspective on how to navigate within that system, when necessary, and help change that system, when possible.
An acclaimed author and social justice advocate, Sgt. Dorsey is a highly sought police expert on significant criminal justice issues making national headlines. Her unique and candid commentary has been featured on such respected networks and shows as CNN, HLN, Fox News,CNN International, MichaeLA, NewsMax, MSNBC, KPCC, Democracy, HuffingtonPost Live, Dr. Phil Show, Tavis Smiley Show, TD Jakes, Show and Dr Drew on KABC Talk Radio.