Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer

Officer Corey Saffold discusses sensitive topic on February 7
By UW-Waukesha

Officer Corey Saffold

Officer Corey Saffold is a law enforcement professional in Madison -known in the community for his volunteerism and work with youth of all ages and backgrounds. At 6pm on Tuesday, February 7, Saffold will address “The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today’s Society” in room N133 on the UW-Waukesha campus, 1500 N. University Drive.  Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

In his talk, Saffold will discuss his experiences as a black policeman in the wake of multiple, highly publicized killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers. He will also address the paradox of being a black officer during a time when police are not trusted and often viewed as an enemy, especially among the African-American community. Officer Saffold will offer his strategy for engaging the community at large around these issues that have affected him personally. He’ll also relate his personal experiences with law enforcement and how they helped shape his approach to upholding the law through the city.

The lecture is hosted by UW-Waukesha’s Fine Arts and Lectures Committee.  UW-Waukesha is the largest of the 13 two-year campuses in Wisconsin that make up the UW Colleges. For more information or directions to the campus, visit the website, 


Sue Bausch, Regional Director of Communications