Retired Miami Police Captain Lillie Harris is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Course (FBI), and is acertified police instructor. She was selected by several governmental, public affairs, and civic entities to actively engage in public service positions, including the City of Miami Civil Service Board, Broward County School Board Diversity Committee, and Wilton Manors Historical Society. Capt. Harris has a master’s degree in public administration from Barry University. Along the way, she also served as a news reporter for the Miami Herald. Capt. Harris – a Miami native –was raised during the McDuffie riot era, in the Liberty City Area, and was featured on a 1998 episode of the TV show 20/20 for her work as a sergeant in the Miami North End District, and she was in charge of security for local filming of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight. She retired from the force in August 2016, and is now CEO of her own company, The Community Policing Project, Inc. (COPP).