Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE. We are extremely proud to serve and lead with the men and women of this great Chapter. Our members represent Federal, State, County, Campus and Local Law Enforcement Officials. Our supporting members represent academia, private industry, corporate and not-for-profit.”
The New Jersey Chapter formally, the Northern New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE was founded in 1983 by eleven NJ members who met to form a local Chapter. Prior to that time, Northern New Jersey was part of the New York/Northern New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE. Early members of this Chapter included Charlie Daniels, Henry DeGeneste, Eugene Drayton and James Spellman.
The first meeting of NOBLE Northern New Jersey chapter was hosted by Eugene Drayton and held at West Bank Civic Center on First Street in Hoboken. This meeting was attended by Charlie Daniels, Eugene Drayton, James Spellman, Henry DeGeneste, Edgar Barcliff, Leonard McGhee, Lou Greenleaf, Lonnie Harris, Anthony Whitaker, Leon Adams, and Clarence Brown. In addition, some members from the New York Chapter also attended. Later, the meeting location moved to Newark as a result of the Hoboken building being sold. James Spellman offered his father’s Church on Broadway and eventually, the Chapter membership began to grow. Other future meeting locations would include Orange and Piscataway.
Recognizing that Northern New Jersey could have more of a significant effective impact upon issues in New Jersey the founders decided to create the Northern New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE. Charlie Daniels served as the first Chapter President.
Since it’s founding, NOBLE NJ has continually strived to fulfill the vision of its founders. The Northern New Jersey Chapter of NOBLE continues to promote the principle of mutual accountability between the criminal justice system and the community. The Chapter works closely with other members of the criminal justice system, public service organization, civic groups, clergy, and educational institution to enhance public safety, mentor our youth and improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.
To ensure equity in the Administration of Justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.
– Our Mission Statement
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