AMUS / Urban Safety
Lisa Carter is committed to the safety of the residents of the City of Detroit and the County of Wayne. Lisa is a lifelong resident of the City of Detroit. She was educated in the Detroit Public Schools, graduating from Cass Technical High School. Currently employed at the Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies, Lisa works as a Research Assistant-Member Coordinator for the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project. Her responsibilities include managing AmeriCorps members assigned to targeted areas in the City of Detroit.
Prior to joining Wayne State University, Lisa worked for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. During her 27 year career with the Sheriff’s Office, Lisa worked various divisions including court services, jails, the Juvenile Detention Facility and the Training Unit. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is Michigan’s second-largest police agency with more than 1,300 sworn and non-sworn employees. Lisa retired from the Sheriff’s Office at the rank of Lieutenant after serving more than 27 years with the agency.
In November of 2013, Lisa was elected to the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, representing the residents of District 6. The Board of Police Commissioners has the responsibility of increasing public confidence in the Detroit Police Department by providing accountability through competent, objective and effective civilian oversight.
Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. Lisa is also a graduate of the Eastern Michigan School of Police Staff and Command and the Central Michigan Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute.
Lisa and her husband Tyrone have two sons and reside in the City of Detroit.