Inclusion and Representation in Law Enforcement, with Major Derri Stormer

Derri Stormer is a Major on the Wake Forest University Police Department as well as the founder and president of Stomer and Associates Consulting. As a Black woman in law enforcement, she has felt microaggressions, has broken through stereotypes, and has risen through the ranks.

“It’s one thing to be in the room, but it’s also another to be heard while you’re sitting at the room.” Tune in to hear what she has to say.



Jackie Ferguson: Hi, and welcome to season four of the Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast sponsored by The Diversity Movement. I’m your host, Jackie Ferguson equality advocate and certified diversity executive. On this show, we discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion benefit our workplaces, schools, and communities by sharing the stories, insights, and best practices of game changers, leaders, and glass ceiling breakers that are doing the work to make our world a more understanding, welcoming and supportive place for us all.

I have the privilege of welcoming, Major Derri Stormer, to the Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast. She is the founder and president of Stormer and Associates Consulting Firm, and also serves as major with the Wake Forest University Police Department in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; where she is responsible for leading the support service division, which includes accreditation, victim services, community policing, special events, and security services.

Major Stormer was also awarded the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award from the International Chiefs of Police Association. Major Stormer, we’re so excited to have you with us today. 

Major Derri Stormer: Thank you for having me. 

Jackie Ferguson: Of course. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what inspired you to get involved with law enforcement?

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If you’re interested in consulting from Major Stormer, contact her at

Diversity Beyond the Checkbox is brought to you by The Diversity Movement, hosted by Head of Content Jackie Ferguson, and is a production of Earfluence.

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