National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives - NOBLE The professional organization representing and networking black chiefs of police, sheriffs, and command level law enforcement agency personnel.
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#faithandblue Weekend is one week away, October 9-12.  There are events scheduled all over the country.  Click on the li...
10/02/2020

#faithandblue Weekend is one week away, October 9-12. There are events scheduled all over the country. Click on the link below to find an event near you AND be sure to register your event with National Faith and Blue

https://faithandblue.org/events/

Federal Judge Halts Work By Trump Law Enforcement Commission
10/01/2020
Federal Judge Halts Work By Trump Law Enforcement Commission

Federal Judge Halts Work By Trump Law Enforcement Commission

A panel charged with reforming policing snubbed defense attorneys and community activists, the ruling held, in violation of standing legal requirements. Its work will cease for now.

10/01/2020
The Future of Public Safety | Session Five: Recruiting, Skills, and Training Promotional Toolkit

Join us tomorrow for our Future of Public Safety conversation: Recruiting, Skills, and Training. We’ll hear from policymakers, advocates, and law enforcement leaders about how to best recruit police officers in this new paradigm, and how to train law enforcement officers to best serve communities.

Speakers include Minneapolis City Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham, Director of the African American Roundtable at Wisconsin Voices Markasa Tucker, New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, National Sheriffs' Association President and Dane County, WI Sheriff David Mahoney, Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson, and former Camden County Police Commissioner Scott Thomson.

Sign up at bit.ly/johnjaynobleseries and join us here at 4pm ET on October 1.

Little Rock Police Chief files civil rights lawsuit
10/01/2020
Little Rock Police Chief files civil rights lawsuit

Little Rock Police Chief files civil rights lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey filed a federal civil lawsuit Wednesday, in part claiming there’s a conspiracy against him.  The 95-page suit names more than …

09/30/2020

Join us tomorrow for our Future of Public Safety conversation: Recruiting, Skills, and Training. We’ll hear from policymakers, advocates, and law enforcement leaders about how to best recruit police officers in this new paradigm, and how to train law enforcement officers to best serve communities.

Speakers include Minneapolis City Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham, Director of the African American Roundtable at Wisconsin Voices Markasa Tucker, New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, National Sheriffs' Association President and Dane County, WI Sheriff David Mahoney, Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson, and former Camden County Police Commissioner Scott Thomson.

Sign up at bit.ly/johnjaynobleseries and join us here at 4pm ET on October 1.

September 29th, the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel.  Patron saint of law enforcement.  To protect and serve.
09/29/2020

September 29th, the Feast Day of St. Michael the Archangel. Patron saint of law enforcement. To protect and serve.

09/24/2020
The Future of Public Safety: Investing in Safer Communities

Join us tomorrow at 4pm for the next Future of Public Safety conversation: Investing in Safer Communities. In this discussion, we’ll hear from leaders in business, philanthropy, and law enforcement as they discuss what investments are needed in order to build safe and thriving communities, and what that means for policing.

Speakers include Forward Justice co-director Daryl Atkinson, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Responsible Business Initiative for Justice Founder & CEO Celia Oullette, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative Director Merisa Heu-Weller, Director of Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice at the Ford Foundation Tanya Coke, and former International Association of Chiefs of Police President and LaGrange Chief of Police Louis Dekmar.

Why the Gender Gap in Policing is a Public Safety Crisis | The Crime Report
09/24/2020
Why the Gender Gap in Policing is a Public Safety Crisis | The Crime Report

Why the Gender Gap in Policing is a Public Safety Crisis | The Crime Report

The problem isn't just the lack of equality. As the nation debates the proper role of policing, there is strong reason to believe that women make for safer and less violent law enforcement officers, writes a criminal justice manager at Arnold Ventures.

"These long-awaited charges come as a disappointment following the outcry of all that demand equitable justice in Ms. Ta...
09/24/2020

"These long-awaited charges come as a disappointment following the outcry of all that demand equitable justice in Ms. Taylor’s death and serves as yet another example of a “miscarriage of justice,” said NOBLE National President Lynda R. Williams.

Click on the link below to read the complete statement from NOBLE in response to the Breonna Taylor Death indictments.

https://conta.cc/35ZMw0U

09/23/2020

Join us tomorrow at 4pm for the next Future of Public Safety conversation: Investing in Safer Communities. In this discussion, we’ll hear from leaders in business, philanthropy, and law enforcement as they discuss what investments are needed in order to build safe and thriving communities, and what that means for policing.

Speakers include Forward Justice co-director Daryl Atkinson, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Responsible Business Initiative for Justice Founder & CEO Celia Oullette, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative Director Merisa Heu-Weller, Director of Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice at the Ford Foundation Tanya Coke, and former International Association of Chiefs of Police President and LaGrange Chief of Police Louis Dekmar.

09/22/2020
Future of Public Safety conversations: Public Health & Welfare

Join us for our next session of the Future of Public Safety conversations: Public Health & Welfare. In this discussion, we’ll hear from leaders in public health and violence prevention tackle critical questions about what rethinking public safety means for public health, and the role of law enforcement in responding to specific community challenges, such as youth violence, addiction, and homelessness.

Speakers include Trust for America's Health Vice President & COO Dr. Nadine Gracia, Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deputy Director Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Director Dr. Marc Zimmerman, National Institute of Justice former Deputy Director Dr. Howard Spivak, and Tulane University Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity Dr. Thomas LaVeist.

Police Cancel Vacations; Prepare for Breonna Taylor Decision
09/22/2020
Police Cancel Vacations; Prepare for Breonna Taylor Decision

Police Cancel Vacations; Prepare for Breonna Taylor Decision

Louisville, Kentucky, police are canceling vacations and requests for days off in preparation for an announcement by the state attorney general on whether he plans to charge police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Operation Clear Track is a partnership between local law enforcement, Amtrak Police, and Operation Lifesaver Inc. to enc...
09/22/2020

Operation Clear Track is a partnership between local law enforcement, Amtrak Police, and Operation Lifesaver Inc. to encourage safety in and around railroad crossings. It is a great way to educate the public on railway and crossing safety.

On Tuesday, September 22nd Operation Lifesaver will host a virtual event for law enforcement agencies. Click the link below to learn more about how your agency can be apart of the initiative.

https://oli.org/about-us/public-awareness-campaigns/rail-safety-week

09/21/2020

Join us for our fourth session of the Future of Public Safety conversations: Public Health & Welfare. In this discussion, we’ll hear from leaders in public health and violence prevention tackle critical questions about what rethinking public safety means for public health, and the role of law enforcement in responding to specific community challenges, such as youth violence, addiction, and homelessness.

Speakers include Trust for America's Health Vice President & COO Nadine Gracia, Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Deputy Director Dr. Cassandra Crifasi, Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Director Dr. Marc Zimmerman, National Institute of Justice former Deputy Director Dr. Howard Spivak, and Tulane University Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity Thomas LaVeist.

You have until the end of the month to be counted!Respond to the 2020 US Census.
09/21/2020
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You have until the end of the month to be counted!

Respond to the 2020 US Census.

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

“Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer.  As the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she brought a perspective and l...
09/19/2020
NOBLE Statement on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer. As the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, she brought a perspective and life experience unparalleled in judicial authority. A social justice activist, litigator, and insightful jurist, Justice Ginsburg inspired generations of women, and men, to see the ideals of equitable treatment and end gender discrimination. We must honor the life and legacy of Justice Ginsburg through active civic participation. We must vote, stand up to discrimination, and seek to ensure equity in the administration of justice,” said NOBLE National President Lynda R. Williams.

To read NOBLE's complete statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg, click: https://conta.cc/2ZPJBnw

“These courageous officers were simply doing their jobs in answering the call to protect and serve…when they were sensel...
09/19/2020
NOBLE issues statement on recent shootings targeting law enforcement

“These courageous officers were simply doing their jobs in answering the call to protect and serve…when they were senselessly attacked. These unfortunate incidents reinforce the need to address the ongoing gun violence that plagues our communities. NOBLE remains committed to reducing gun violence in our communities by pushing legislation and advocating for new gun laws,” said NOBLE National President Lynda R. Williams.

Read NOBLE's complete statement at: https://conta.cc/2RDLY8m

Today is the inaugural #NationalBlackVoterDay! It has never been more important for us to make sure we are heard this No...
09/18/2020

Today is the inaugural #NationalBlackVoterDay! It has never been more important for us to make sure we are heard this November. We must strategize and organize to the polls -- whether its by mask or by mail. Is your voting plan in place?

Today we celebrate National Black Voter Day, a day to galvanize our collective political power. Our votes matter! Start now & vote early. Visit ReclaimYourVote.org. #NationalBlackVoterDay 🗳

09/17/2020
Session Two: Public Safety Beyond the Police Station

To create truly safe communities, we must answer critical questions about what public safety looks like beyond the police station. What is the role of police and other community actors and public servants in creating safe communities? What is the role of police and other community actors in responding to specific community challenges such as youth violence, substance abuse, and homelessness?

Speakers include Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Executive Director David Muhammad, former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore and former president of Planned Parenthood Dr. Leana Wen, Director of the National Network for Safe Communities David Kennedy, Dallas Chief of Police Reneé Hall, and Public Welfare Foundation President & CEO Candice Jones.

"We believe that the outgoing chiefs in Dallas, Rochester, and Seattle were guardians, who possessed the mindset, qualif...
09/17/2020

"We believe that the outgoing chiefs in Dallas, Rochester, and Seattle were guardians, who possessed the mindset, qualifications, and commitment chiefs desperately need now and will need for the foreseeable future."

NOBLE National President Lynda R. Williams and Past NOBLE National President Dr. Cedric L. Alexander share their thoughts and perspective on the current situation facing black police chiefs.

Read their entire essay at: https://conta.cc/3iF5vBd

🚉🚋🚇 September 21-27 is National Rail Safety Week.  Learn about the partnership between local law enforcement, Operation ...
09/17/2020
Rail Safety Week | Operation Lifesaver

🚉🚋🚇 September 21-27 is National Rail Safety Week. Learn about the partnership between local law enforcement, Operation Clear Track, to keep communities safe.

Rail Safety Week The goal of Rail Safety Week (RSW) is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. Join us in observing Rail Safety Week this year from Monday, September....

09/16/2020

To create truly safe communities, we must answer critical questions about what public safety looks like beyond the police station. What is the role of police and other community actors and public servants in creating safe communities? What is the role of police and other community actors in responding to specific community challenges such as youth violence, substance abuse, and homelessness?

Speakers include Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform Executive Director David Muhammad, former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore and former president of Planned Parenthood Dr. Leana Wen, Director of the National Network for Safe Communities David Kennedy, Dallas Chief of Police Reneé Hall, and Public Welfare Foundation President & CEO Candice Jones.

Police chief releases video of officers being shot, says video should stay in courtroom
09/16/2020
Police chief releases video of officers being shot, says video should stay in courtroom

Police chief releases video of officers being shot, says video should stay in courtroom

NOTE:This story contains a roughly 6-minute, edited version of video provided by police of the traffic stop and interaction with the suspect, David Ware. NewsChannel 8 has chosen to stop the video right before Ware shoots the officers. The entire incident – from Officer Aurash Zarkeshan pullin...

09/15/2020
Future of Public Safety: Defining Public Safety

Activists and advocates across sectors, ideologies, and movements have called for a range of solutions to make communities safer and more racially just. How should we define “public safety” in 21st Century America, and what does that mean for policing?

Speakers include activist and organizer Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus, Pastor Mike McBride of The Way Christian Center, Forward Justice co-director Daryl Atkinson, R Street Director Arthur Rizer, police & fire labor relations consultant and attorney at law Ron DeLord, and Mayo Clinic Chief Security Officer Matthew Horace.

Join us today at 4:00pm ET via NOBLE's Facebook Live or YouTube Live channel.
09/15/2020

Join us today at 4:00pm ET via NOBLE's Facebook Live or YouTube Live channel.

Join NOBLE and John Jay College of Criminal Justice as we continue our Future of Public Safety conversations tomorrow, S...
09/14/2020

Join NOBLE and John Jay College of Criminal Justice as we continue our Future of Public Safety conversations tomorrow, September 15th at 4:00pm ET for "Defining Public Safety"

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09/14/2020

Activists and advocates across sectors, ideologies, and movements have called for a range of solutions to make communities safer and more racially just. How should we define “public safety” in 21st Century America, and what does that mean for policing?

Speakers include activist and organizer Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus, Pastor Mike McBride of The Way Christian Center, Forward Justice co-director Daryl Atkinson, R Street Director Arthur Rizer, police & fire labor relations consultant and attorney at law Ron DeLord, and Mayo Clinic Chief Security Officer Matthew Horace.

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Hello NOBLE, by now you have seen that our updated website has gone live. This has been a labor of love and fully designed to meet a primary goal of of NOBLE's strategic plan, that being the advancement of NOBLE's position in the global law enforcement stage. I took on this task because it was apparent that our old site was inadequate for NOBLE's purposes. We did not have day to day control, meaning we could not add content in a timely fashion, and visually, it did not portray us in a professional light. I would like to thank Ms. Destiny Pacheco for her outstanding work on the design and development of NOBLEnatl.org. I also want to acknowledge the enthusiastic support of our National Executive Board, and the assistance of our Executive Director Mr. Dwayne Crawford, our Deputy Director Mr. Keenon James, and our IT person Mr. Arvinder Singh in the completion of this project. It could not have been accomplished without you! I am very happy with the final product, and I hope you will be too! NOBLE always, Wayne
Hello NOBLE, by now you have seen that our updated website has gone live. This has been a labor of love and fully designed to meet a primary goal of of NOBLE's strategic plan, that being the advancement of NOBLE's position in the global law enforcement stage. I took on this task because it was apparent that our old site was inadequate for NOBLE's purposes. We did not have day to day control, meaning we could not add content in a timely fashion, and visually, it did not portray us in a professional light. I would like to thank Ms. Destiny Pacheco for her outstanding work on the design and development of NOBLEnatl.org. I also want to acknowledge the enthusiastic support of our National Executive Board, and the assistance of our Executive Director Mr. Dwayne Crawford, our Deputy Director Mr. Keenon James, and our IT person Mr. Arvinder Singh in the completion of this project. It could not have been accomplished without you! I am very happy with the final product, and I hope you will be too! NOBLE always, Wayne
NOBLE, on my wayneharris.org site, I affirm that I am dedicated to ensuring our chapters have the necessary tools for success. I want to expand on that and be specific with what I mean. I've noticed, during my time as our National Financial Secretary, that some of our chapters are extremely active while others are not. We have chapters that have built relationships with organizations in their communities that have assisted them in the business of NOBLE, and we have chapters that have highly structured fundraising strategies. As your National Second Vice President, I will establish a committee to evaluate best practices within our chapters and have those practices disseminated throughout the organization. My goal is to have all chapters able to fundraise successfully and build their operating capital, and to outline how corporate relationships are built and maintained. Please consider voting for me as our next National 2nd VP. Thank you!
All, please enjoy the latest post from by site. Also, please excuse the length, I had much to say. As always, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or to simply share. Thanks.
Greetings, NOBLE! Herein, is the accompanying video. I shall await your response. Gracias! Mark https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/videos/304191543913166/
Friends and family, this is the piece I wrote yesterday. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me or just to share, thanks.
Let's revamp police hiring policies so that "bad apples" and inappropriate characters are not hired! Do intensive background checks just as the FBI and US Probation does before a candidate is hired. They interview everyone in the person's lifetime who they can find. Secondly, policemen and women need mandate training seminars in: 1. Diversity 2. Tolerance 3. Sensitivity 4. Anger Management Perhaps these procedures if implemented can reduce the number of unsuitable police professionals so that these tragedies of killing unarmed black men stops! #StopTheKilling
http://southwesttribune.com/news/unarmed-black-person-shot-killed-uniform-police-officer/ Hi all, below is a recent interview I did with a local media organization regarding my candidacy for National Second Vice President and some of the recent events our country has experienced. Please take a moment to give it a read. Thanks. P.S. I've been quiet for a couple of days while gathering my thoughts on what's happening in our country. I'll be writing more soon. Please remember to visit me at wayneharris.org. Peace.
Good morning, Today, I am not writing as a candidate for anything. I am writing because the events in Minneapolis, Memphis and Los Angeles weigh heavy on my heart. We are reacting to the destruction of another human being at the hands of a person wearing a badge. And I say we because that is us out there, either being killed or reacting to it. And as someone very close to me said recently, I'm tired. We, the police of America, the retired police of America, the unions, and the FOPs must change how we are doing business. It is up to us to evaluate our tactics and ensure that they are serving our communities honorably. It is also up to us to come to terms with our history, however difficult that may be. It is shackling us to the past and not allowing for our industry to grow. And, it is contributing to deaths of the George Floyds that are dying and those that will. You may not agree with me, but I pray you do. Please consider the alternative. Nothing will change if we fail.
I shared your statement concerning the police murder of George Floyd, and now I have a challenge because whenever black people come together change happens. You have power, you have position, you have voice. The challenge is to use that power, to use that voice to end the murder of black human beings. Is it a risk, yes; but it is a calculated risk. If you have position and yet don't use it to benefit of your people, then why have it? I challenge each and every black police chief, current and former, who loves their black children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, to make a facebook live video stating their name, where they serve, and the words, "We will end this."
NOBLE, these are unprecedented times. And as law enforcement, we are faced with shaping the future of our industry. What occurred in Minneapolis yesterday reflects on all of us. The relationships we have with the communities we serve have suffered almost irreparable damage. And the sentiments we are hearing, as well as the protests we are dealing with are a direct result of that damage. George Floyd is only the latest spark to ignite the tensions that have existed for generations. It is time for us to address the history of policing in America, both past and present. It is time for law enforcement to evaluate itself and identify how we want to be perceived moving forward. NOBLE can be the leader in that evaluation. It is time to fix what is clearly broken. As your National Second Vice President I will serve at your pleasure. As I mentioned before, we will collaborate with our partners and sponsors to redefine how policing is done in America. We will engage in the difficult conversations ahead, and we will lead our industry toward change. Please consider me as we vote in our next election. Visit me at wayneharris.org or like me @Wayne Harris for NOBLE National Second Vice President.