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NOBLE Executive Update 
Justice by Action                                       
October 2015

Gregory A. Thomas
National President

On July 15, 2015, in Indianapolis, IN, Gregory A. Thomas was sworn in as the 38th president of NOBLE.

President Thomas serves as the Senior Executive for Law Enforcement Operations in the Office of the Kings County (Brooklyn, N.Y.) District Attorney.


Dwayne A. Crawford  
Executive Director
NOBLE National President
Post 9/11 Congressional Hearing
On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, NOBLE National President, Gregory A. Thomas, participated in a congressional terrorism-related field hearing in Lower Manhattan, NY. The purpose of the hearing was to re-examine lessons learned in the post 9/11 world and the readiness to confront terrorist activities in the future.
Please see listed below a copy of President Thomas' testimony and C-SPAN video.
National Chaplain's Corner
Rev. Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris
Spiritual Vitamins for the Day
Greetings my NOBLE family, I hope you enjoyed the 1st edition of our Spiritual Vitamins. Here is the 2nd edition that I have written hoping that it will inspire, encourage and strengthen you. Remember the Chaplaincy of NOBLE National is available to you, for you and about you.
Vitamin B
Be the best You, no one else can come close
Bonding with others is always better then falling apart
Bloom in your season
Believe in the talents and gifts God has given you
Butterflies did not start out in life by flying, they first had to be willing to change
Balancing home and job life is essential to staying healthy, happy and whole
Ban the negative talk, encourage the good
Bank - make deposits in your life and don't be afraid to bank on you
Badge - Wear it with honor
Be the Bonding Agent to help others to Bloom and Believe. A caterpillar that is crawling knows one day it will fly. Balancing while Banning the negative will help you to Bank on yourself while wearing the Badge with honor.

 NOBLE Executive Board Meeting & Reception



 NOBLE 40th Annual Training Conference





NOBLE Program Aims to Strengthen Relationships Between
Residents and Evanston Police
The Evanston Police Department in conjunction with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Chicago Chapter is launching a new community-building initiative entitled, "The Law and Your Community."
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In  Memoriam

Joseph W. Reid, Sr.

Joseph W. Reid, Sr., 69, died on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at his residence in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Joseph was a retired Lieutenant with the Chattanooga City Police Department.

Law Enforcement Officers Lost in the Line of Duty
  • October 6, 2015, Patrol Officer Anthony Lossiah died as a result of a job-related injury. Officer Lossiah is the second tribal law enforcement fatality in 2015.


Click Here to View List of Fallen Officers

Misty Waytes

First African American Female

Firearm Instructor for ATF


NOBLE Member Joel Fitzgerald

Appointed First African American Police Chief

Fort Worth, Texas



Forth Worth, Texas has hired its first African American Police Chief, Joe Fitzgerald. Police Chief Fitzgerald's official start date will be October 20, 2015.

Craig Smith
1st Black RCMP Member in Canada
Appointed to the Order of Merit of Police Forces
At a recent ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Sgt. Smith formally became the first black RCMP member to receive the honour of appointment to the Order of Merit of Police Forces. While there have been African Canadian RCMP senior members of managament who have received the honour, from what they have researched Sgt. Smith is the first RCMP officer to be appointed to the Order. He received the honour from David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada.  
NOBLE South Florida Chapter Member
and NCNW President Sandra Gipson
Honored by Miami-Dade School Board
NOBLE Member Kevin Williams
UM-Dearborn Police Chief and Director of Public Safety
Highlighted in News Article
Police Chief Kevin Williams Finds Key to Success in Community
Central Virginia Chapter Member
Officer D. Elliott Anderson
Chesterfield County, Virginia Police Department
Awarded University of Phoenix Scholarship
Region 3 Training Conference
Montgomery, AL
In the photo from left to right: Chief Patrick Labat, Region III Vice President, Deputy Chief Henry Airbus III, Birmingham Police Department, Chief of Operations Christopher Wingard, Montgomery Police Department, Chief Ernest Finley Jr., Montgomery Police Department, Chief James Barber, Mobile Police Department, Chief Clarence E. Cox, III National 2nd Vice President, Deputy Chief Lawrence Battiste, Mobile Police Department, Assistant Director Robert J. Ford, Georgia Chapter President.

Adopt-a-Bill Program helps us to focus on larger obligations.

As members of NOBLE you all unselfishly give of your time and experience, but another way you can practice generosity and support for NOBLE is to Adopt-a-Bill.  NOBLE is the only minority law enforcement organization with its own building; and this achievement is one that we are all proud of.  Along with ownership come recurring expenses; mortgage, insurance, utilities and communication services and one-time expenses that are necessary for the success of our mission.   You could help by participating in our Adopt-a-NOBLE Bill program where you could contribute towards the power bill or supplies. You could pay all or a portion of a larger bill or tackle a smaller one.      


You will receive a personal note of appreciation from the executive director and your receipt will assure that your contribution will go specifically to the bill that you indicate.  Your generosity will also be acknowledged in the NOBLE Executive Update and at our national conference as an example of demonstrated member responsibility.          


Remember to check with your tax consultant as your donation may be tax deductible.