NOBLE Newsletter

Executive Update June 2016
In This Issue

Gregory A. Thomas
National President

Dwayne A. Crawford
Executive Director


NOBLE Member Craig Stone New Chief of Police Ohio State University

May 24, 2016-- Craig Stone is the newest chief of The Ohio State University Police Division.

Stone's appointment comes a little more than one year after he was initially hired to serve as the university's deputy chief. Stone later served as acting police chief following the retirement of Paul Denton in June 2015.
"I have learned a lot in my first year as a Buckeye," Stone said. "My No. 1 priority continues to be the safety of our campus community and I look forward to continuing the meaningful partnerships our police division has with Ohio State's students, faculty and staff."
Stone oversaw key safety initiatives and milestones during his first year at Ohio State, including:
  • Oversight of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation renewal process
  • Reinstating police bicycle patrols
  • Initiating additional police diversity training
  • Serving as incident commander for home football games and concerts
"Ohio State is home to nearly 100,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors every day, so it is important to have a proven leader overseeing our sworn police," said Mark Evans, associate vice president of the Office of Administration and Planning. "Our Department of Public Safety prides itself on hiring the best, and Chief Stone brings 30 years of law enforcement experience with an expertise working with a college campus community."
Stone, who served the Columbus Division of Police with distinction for 29 years, joined Ohio State on May 1, 2015, as deputy chief. Previously, he served one year as Cleveland State University's director of campus safety and chief of police.
Stone is certified as a "Gold Standard" assessor for CALEA and served two terms as president of the State of Ohio Accreditation Resources, which represents 60 law enforcement agencies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. A member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the International Association (IACLEA) of Chiefs of Police, Stone was also appointed to the Ohio Commission on African-American Males, serving two terms as commissioner.
Stone earned a master of science in the administration of justice from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the 120th session of the Southern Police Institute's Administrative Officers Course.  He is a graduate of the IACLEA Executive Development Institute and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Police Executive Leadership College.

Ernest Eugene Earls, Sr., Gainesville, FL Pioneer Dead at 82

Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., 82, preceded by wife, Catherine Earls, passed on Saturday, May 14. Earls, born in Dahlonega, was one of the first two blacks to join the Gainesville Police Department in 1963. He was also Gainesville's first black postal worker. Earls retired with 37 years in law enforcement. He leaves three children: Charles, Lisa and Eugene; and nine grandchildren. 

Fallen Officers

Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr.
Auburn (MA) Police Department
End of Watch: May 22, 2016
Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop. The suspect fled the scene, but was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with state police several hours later. Officer Tarentino is the twentieth officer to have been shot and killed in 2016 and the second officer fatality from the state of Massachusetts.

Police Officer Sean R. Johnson
Hilliard (OH) Division of Police
End of Watch: May 19, 2016
Police Officer Sean R. Johnson was killed in a motorcycle crash while participating in a department motorcycle training program. Officer Johnson is the second officer to have died in a motorcycle crash in 2016 and the third officer fatality from the state of Ohio.

Police Officer David Glasser
Phoenix (AZ) Police Department
End of Watch: May 19, 2016
Police Officer David Glasser was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress. Officers received a call from a man stating that his son was stealing his guns. Officers arrived on the scene and confronted the suspect in his vehicle. The suspect opened fire, hitting Officer Glasser. Officers on the scene returned fire, killing the suspect. Officer Glasser is the nineteenth officer to have been shot and killed in 2016 and the first fatality from the state of Arizona.

Detective Brad Lancaster
Kansas City (KS) Police Department
End of Watch: May 9, 2016
Detective Brad Lancaster was shot and killed while responding to the report of a suspicious person. As Detective Lancaster approached the suspect in his unmarked cruiser, the suspect opened fire, striking Detective Lancaster. The suspect then stole Detective Lancaster's cruiser. Detective Lancaster was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was taken into custody with non life-threatening gunshot wounds in Kansas City, Missouri after an exchange of gunfire with police. Detective Lancaster is the eighteenth officer to have been shot and killed in 2016 and the first officer fatality from the state of Kansas.

Investigator Anthony Freeman
Bibb County (GA) Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: May 5, 2016
Investigator Anthony Freeman was killed in a vehicle crash while engaged in a vehicle pursuit. Investigator Freeman was assisting with the pursuit of a suspicious vehicle when the vehicle slammed into the driver's side of Investigator Freeman's vehicle. Investigator Freeman was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect taken into custody with minor injuries. Investigator Freeman is the eighth officer to have died in a vehicle crash in 2016 and the second officer fatality from the state of Georgia.

Scholarships to Attend the IACP 2016 Conference
NIJ has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for mid-rank law enforcement officers to attend the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, as part of the  Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program.
Selected officers will have access to exclusive education and networking opportunities in addition to full access to conference workshops and other related activities, including:
  • NIJ Saturday Session, "What Works and What Matters in Policing"
  • Participation in the IACP Research Advisory Committee meeting
  • Private roundtable events with IACP and NIJ leadership to discuss priorities in policing research
  • Orientation dinner with incoming and current scholars, NIJ, and IACP personnel
  • Attendance at the IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Awards banquet
Application deadline: July 1, 2016

The ABC's of Parliamentary Procedure
By Charles Fonseca

This is the second of four articles in a series. The Twenty-Six Letters, Words and Meanings of the Parliamentary Procedure Domain follows:
D is for                
Debate-- To discuss the merits of a pending question
Division-- To re-take a voice vote by a standing vote        
Division of Question-- To separate a motion into different parts
E is for                 
Executive Session-- Proceedings are secret
Expunge-- To delete from the minutes by drawing a line
F is for                 
Floor-- To assign the floor to the member entitled to speak
G is for                
Gavel-- Used to open and close the meeting
Germane-- In debate, your comments must relate to the motion
H is for                
Hearing-- A special meeting for members to present views
I is for                  
Incidental Motion-- Deals with questions of procedure
Inquiry-- To ask a question about the rules and how they apply to "A parliamentary inquiry please" the chair replies
*** To be continued*** 

Spiritual Vitamin I
Our 9th vitamin, continue to take them monthly and you will see results.
Food for thought- I, I, I will never result in 'We' BYWH

Remember, the Chaplaincy of NOBLE is available to you, for you and about you.

I - I will always be the loneliest letter unless you add We
I - Insensitivity is never a good trait for any Leader
I - Insecurity always starts with "I"
I - I without We is like a sandwich with no bread
I - I have to testify of God's goodness to me
I - Instantly make the choice to believe in yourself
I - You and I brings balance and partnership to Us
I - I am Important, I have purpose, I am alive

Never be the l that is alone with Insensitivity and Insecurity.  I and We can testify of God's goodness Instantly.  You and I are Important, have purpose and We are alive.
Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Harris
NOBLE National Chaplain