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image by Randy Young, 13 August 2016
"The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is a
membership group of primarily black law enforcement CEOs and command level
officials in local, state, county, and federal government. It currently has 59
chapters in six regions throughout the United States and members in Canada, St.
Kitts & Nevis, the United Kingdom and several countries in Africa.
The organization was founded in September 1976, during a three day symposium sponsored by the Police Foundation and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA). The Joint Center for Political Studies (JCPS) to address crime in urban low income areas. The symposium was attended by 60 top-ranking black law enforcement executives from 24 states and 55 major cities. They exchanged views about the high rate of crime in black urban communities and the socioeconomic conditions that lead to crime and violence, as well as relevant issues such as fairness in the administration of justice (or the lack thereof), strained police/community relations, the hiring and promotion of black police officers, and the unique problems faced by black police executives and black police officers in general. Recognizing that black law enforcement executives could more effectively impact the criminal justice system through a unified voice, the symposium participants departed from the planned agenda to create NOBLE."
Sources: http://noblenational.org/history.aspx and
Its flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Organization_of_Black_Law_Enforcement_Executives#/media/File:National_Organization_of_Black_Law_Enforcement_Executives_(logo).png) in the middle, in white, as seen here (flag on the right:
- https://www.facebook.com/NOBLENational, https://www.facebook.com/NOBLENational and https://www.facebook.com/NOBLENational
(source: NOBLE official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NOBLENational/)
For additional information go to NOBLE National (official website): http://noblenational.org/
Esteban Rivera, 7 August 2016