The Code 3 Leadership Team is committed to the mission and vision of building bridges between cops and citizens for healthy communities.
Board Member – Secretary
Alvin Cardinal has extensive experience protecting neighborhoods in Washington D.C. as a sergeant in narcotics with the Metropolitan Police Department. In addition to his 20-year law enforcement career, he is involved in his local community and works with youth at his church. He is married and has one daughter starting college in the fall of 2022.
Board Member – Vice Chair
Steve Largent is a former NFL football player who has received recognition in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a retired congressman from Oklahoma serving from 1994-2002. Steve worked in a police lab, while in college, and had a brother who was a police officer that died in the line of duty. He has been a tremendous support to Code 3 since 2015.
Board Member – Chair
Dale Sutherland worked for the DC Metropolitan Police Department for 26 years, retiring as Detective Sergeant in 2013. He has provided leadership for many non-profit organizations and, as an ordained pastor, has served many churches in the Washington DC area. He is married to Patti and they have three daughters and 12 grandchildren.
Board Member – Treasurer
Lucius Thompson grew up in Florida, as the son of a police officer. He later became a police officer, himself, and served for six years. He has spent the last 15 years working as an expert in non-profit security. Lucius is married and lives in Loudoun county.
Dexter C. Wells, CFE
Dexter Wells is an experienced federal law enforcement member, analyst, and veteran of the U.S. military with over 20 plus years of extensive training and criminal investigative experience. Dexter is a professor of criminal justice police community relations.