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NOBLE Executive Update 
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December 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
National Chaplain's Corner
Rev. Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris
Spiritual Vitamins for the Day

Here is your Spiritual Vitamin "D" for the month. Always remember the National Chaplaincy is available to you, for you and about you. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we embark upon 2016 with new goals and aspirations.
Rev. Dr. Barbara Y. Williams-Harris
Daily Spiritual Vitamins - "D"
D - December; a time to reflect and be thankful
D - Dedicated to justice and peace
D - Daring to be different
D - Destined to be great
D - Dream new goals
D - Desire the best for yourself and family
D - Dance with your heart, it already has a beat
Dare to be Dedicated, because you are Destined to be great. When you Dance with your heart, you Dream new goals as you Desire the best for yourself and family.

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In  Memoriam

Law Enforcement Officers Lost in the Line of Duty
  • December 10, 2015, Police Officer Noah Leotta succumbed to injuries he sustained after being struck by a driver while conducting a traffic stop seven days earlier. Officer Leotta is the third law enforcement fatality from the State of Maryland in 2015.
  • December 12, 2015, Police Officer Jesse Tarplin was killed in a motorcycle crash while escorting a funeral procession. Officer Tarplin is the 11th law enforcement fatality from the State of Georgia in 2015.
  • December 17, 2015, Trooper Eli McCarson was killed in a single vehicle crash while responding to a domestic disturbance call. Trooper McCarson is the fourth law enforcement fatality from the State of New Jersey in 2015.

Congratulations to Captain Patrice Smith
Lifetime Member Arkansas Chapter of NOBLE
Captain Smith was the first black female to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Little Rock Police Department, and the first female to be promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant and Captain; to date, she is the longest serving female commander in the history of the department. It is with great honor that we celebrate her retirement, and commend her for 33 years of dedication to the community and public service.
Congratulations NOBLE Member Sgt. Luis Nieves
Elected Vice Chairman of the Alaska Police Standards Council
He is the first member of NOBLE ever to hold this position.  Sgt. Nieves was first appointed to the Council by Governor Sean Parnell on June 1, 2013 and was confirmed by the legislature that same year.
Inspector General and NOBLE Member Grayling Williams
Named Distinguished Alumnus of Brooklyn Tech
Inspector General Grayling G. Williams received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Career in Law Enforcement at the City, State and Federal Levels from the noted Brooklyn Technical High School. Inspector General Williams, appointed to office in January by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, was one of four graduates of the school honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for professional achievement and service to society. The award recognizes alumni "who have achieved high levels of excellence in their career fields or academic area and have in some way given back to the community."
Patrick R. Melvin NOBLE's 33rd National President
Chief of Police of the Salt River Police Department in Scottsdale, AZ  Appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Executive Committee 
Chief Melvin will serve a 3 year term as an "At-Large" member. The Executive Committee of the IACP is the governing board responsible for providing a unified voice for the law enforcement community on a national and international level enriching the law enforcement profession as a whole by being part of the Governing Body.
NOBLE Member Eliot Isaac Sworn in as Cincinnati's 15th Police Chief
Chief Isaac became a police captain in 2004, and has most recently served in patrol administration. He previously served as criminal investigation commander where his responsibilities included oversight of all types of investigations. From 2007 to 2012, he served as District Four commander. He also served as the Internal Investigations Section commander and department night chief. In July of this year, he was sworn in as CPD's executive assistant police chief.

Delaware NOBLE Chapter Member John Treadwell
Promoted to the Rank of Captain
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, John Treadwell was promoted to the rank of Police Captain with the New Castle County Police Department. John will command the uniform patrol division, which represents ¾ of the police agency. He is a graduate from the 22nd New Castle County Police Academy in 1994.  During his 21 year career at the department he has been assigned to the patrol division, criminal investigations division.  He has commanded the Professional Standards Unit and served as the staff executive officer who oversaw Fleet, Inventory Control, grant monitoring, the records unit and headquarters building manager.  Captain Treadwell also commanded the Crisis Negotiation Team for a number of years.
Delaware NOBLE Chapter Member Autumn M. Tuxward
First African American Female Supervisor
New Castle County Delaware Emergency Medical Services
It is our honor and privilege to announce that one of our own NOBLE Delaware Chapter members, Autumn M. Tuxward was promoted to the rank of Paramedic Sergeant. She is once again a part of a historic event, as she is now the first African American Female supervisor in the history of New Castle County Emergency Medical Services.

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.