Since 1976, The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has served as the “conscience of law enforcement,” addressing critical issues germane to improving both the law enforcement profession and its service to our community.
NOBLE’s motto, “Justice by Action,” is consistent with our effort to pursue our goals by conducting substantive research, providing training and professional development opportunities, speaking out on relevant issues, and performing a variety of community outreach activities. The success of NOBLE’ s efforts is reflected by its growth and the major role it has played and continues to play in shaping policy on issues of vital importance to minorities and the law enforcement community.
NOBLE has effectively used the media, training, the judicial process, and direct correspondence to express opinions and concerns. NOBLE firmly believes that speaking out on salient issues helps to favorably influence the decisions of those who develop public policy.
Some of the areas of interest and concern to NOBLE are:
Law enforcement executives above the rank of lieutenant (GS-13 in the federal sector), police educators, academy directors, interested individuals, and organizations share the following NOBLE goals:
NOBLE CEO’s command some of the nation’s most prestigious federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in virtually every area of law enforcement from sheriffs to campus chiefs, federal agents to constables.
|Region One||Region Three||Region Five|
|Central New York||Alabama-Birmingham||Greater North Texas|
|Long Island, New York||Central Florida||Houston|
|New England||Chattanooga Regional||Kansas City|
|New York City||Georgia||Louisiana|
|Northern Jersey||Greater Charlotte||Oklahoma|
|South Jersey||Kentucky||St. Louis|
|Western New York||Mississippi||Nebraska|
|North Florida||Central Texas|
|Greater Jacksonville||Baton Rouge Middle District|
|Region Two||S. Alabama-Montgomery-Mobile||Region Six|
|Central Pennsylvania||South Florida||Colorado State|
|Central Virginia||St. Kitts/Nevis (Caribbean)||Doeg Nelson, Arizona|
|Delaware||West Tennessee||Greater San Diego|
|Hampton Roads, VA||Northwest, OR|
|Northern Virginia||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Philadelphia||Chicago||San Gabriel Valley, CA|
|Washington DC Metropolitan||Detroit||Southern Nevada|
|Greater Cincinnati||Washington State|
|Land of Lincoln, IL|
In 1993, NOBLE relocated its National Office from Washington, D.C., to 4609-F Pinecrest Office Park Drive in Alexandria, Virginia, approximately six miles south of the Nation’s Capital. The facility houses NOBLE’ s professional staff, consisting of training, finance, publications, membership, conference services, and executive staff functions. Additionally, one wing of the complex serves as a satellite office for NOBLE’s staff assigned to the Community Policing Consortium.
NOBLE Mission Statement
To ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.
The goal of NOBLE is to be recognized as a highly competent, public service organization that is at the forefront of providing solutions to law enforcement issues and concerns, as well as to the ever-changing needs of our communities.
The objectives that are employed to implement the goals of the organization include:
Law enforcement must be respectful of the rights of all persons.
NOBLE will conduct its business according to ethical standards of law enforcement.
Courage of Convictions:
NOBLE will be proactive in addressing issues of controversial law enforcement policies and practices.
NOBLE promotes the principle of mutual accountability between the criminal justice system and the community.
The community must be an integral part of the criminal justice system, with particular attention being given to criminal justice issues that affect the African-American community.
NOBLE promotes the value of diversity at all levels throughout the criminal justice system.
NOBLE members are committed to mentoring as a way of life.
|1. Paul B. Adams, Roanoke VA, Police Department||31. Kenneth Miles, Wilmington, DE, Police Department|
|2. Lucius Amerson, Macon County, AL, Sheriff’s Office *||32. Laurel Miller, Richmond, VA, Police Department|
|3. Frank Blount, Detroit, Ml, Police Department||33. Thomas Mitchelson, New York, NY, Police Department|
|4. Larry Bolden, Las Vegas, NV, Police Department *||34. William Moore, Pittsburgh, PA, Police Department *|
|5. Charles Boone, Gary, IN, Police Department||35. George Napper, Atlanta, GA, Bureau of Police Services|
|6. William Bracey, New York, NY, Police Department *||36. Doeg Nelson, Phoenix, AZ, Police Department*|
|7. Homer F. Broome Los Angeles, CA, Police Department *||37. Sam Nolan, Chicago, IL, Police Department|
|8. Lee P. Brown, Multnomah County, OR, Sheriff’s Office||38. Tilmon O’Bryant, Washington, DC, Police Department *|
|9. Willie B. Clayton Jr., Atlantic City, NJ, Police1Department*||39. Lloyd Patterson, Cleveland, OH, Police Department|
|10. Monroe Coleman, Omaha, NE, Police Department||40. Gwynne Peirson, Howard University, Washington, DC,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
|11. James V. Dabner, Indianapolis, IN, Police Department||41. Edward Rhodes, Alaska State Troopers|
|12. Roosevelt Dunning, New York, NY, Police Department *||42. Fred Rice, Chicago, IL, Police Department|
|13. William E. Dye, Champaign, IL, Police Department *||43. Bishop Robinson, Baltimore, MD, Police Department|
|14. Reginald Eaves, Atlanta, GA, Department of Public Safety||44. Andrew L. Rodez, Benton Harbor, Ml, Police Department|
|15. Rufus Evans, Kansas City, MO, Police Department||45. Joseph T. Rouzan, Los Angeles, CA, Police Department|
|16. Joseph Fraser, Atlantic City, NJ, Police Department *||46. Fred Ruffin, Philadelphia, PA, Police Department|
|17. Vernon Gill, Washington, DC, Police Department||47. Lloyd Sealy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY*|
|18. Charles Gittens, U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Treasury||48. Leon H. Smith, Trenton, NJ, Police Department|
|19. James S. Griffin, St. Paul, MN, Police Department *||49. Leroy Smith, City of Miami, FL, Police Department|
|20. Julius Guillory, Opelousas, LA, Police Department •||50. J. L. Sparks, Atlanta, GA, Bureau of Police Services|
|21. William C. Helm, Peoria, IL, Police Department||51. Leroy Swift, Kansas City, MO, Police Department|
|22. Ben Holman, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Services *||52. O’Dell Sylvester, Oakland, CA, Police Department|
|23. Willie R. Howell, Muskegon Heights, Ml, Police Department||53 T.C. Tisdon, Shreveport, LA, Police Department *|
|24. Frank Ingram, Ill, Savannah, GA, Police Department *||54. Louis Turner, New Orleans, LA, Police Department|
|25. Burtell Jefferson, Washington, DC, Police Department||55. Mitchell Ware, Chicago, IL, Police Department|
|26. Johnnie Johnson, Birmingham, AL, Police Department||56. Atkins Warren, St. Louis, MO, Police Department|
|27. Sterling Johnson, New York Prosecutor’s Office, NY, Narcotics||57. Edward Williams, Newark, NJ, Police Department|
|28. Robert Lamb, U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service *||58. Hubert Williams, Newark, NJ, Police Department|
|29. William Logan, Evanston, IL, Police Department||59. Rodney Williams, San Francisco, CA, Police Department|
|30. William Lucas, Wayne County, Ml, Sheriff’s Office||60. Samuel L. Williams, Los Angeles, CA, Police Department|
|Hubert Williams | 1976-1979||Hubert Bell | 1994 -1995|
|Gilbert Branche | 1979-1980||Oliver Thompson | 1995-1996|
|Bishop Robinson | 1980-1981||Louis Graham | 1996-1997|
|Atkins Warren | 1981-1982||Jacquelyn Barrett | 1997-1998|
|Henry DeGeneste | 1982-1983||James Golden | 1998 -1999|
|Sylvester Winston• | 1983-1984||Wesley Mitchell | 1999-2000|
|Ira Harris | 1984-1985||Ida Gillis | 2000-2001|
|Marty Tapscott | 1985-1986||Leonard Cooke | 2001-2002|
|George Napper, Ph.D. | 1986-1987||Jimmy L. Wilson | 2002-2003|
|Harold Johnson* | 1987-1988||Anthony Scott | 2003-2004|
|Ronald Nelson | 1988-1989||Clarence Edwards | 2004-2005|
|Marcellus Bowles | 1989 -1990||Richard J. Pennington | 2005-2006|
|Moses Ector | 1990-1991||Jimmie L. Dotson | 2006-2007|
|Willie Williams | 1991-1992||Douglas Deleaver | 2007-2008|
|Perry Anderson | 1992-1993||Joseph A. McMillan | 2008-2009|
|John Pritchard | 1993-1994||Ernest E. Green, III | 2009-2010|
* Denotes deceased