The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September, 1976, during a three (3) – day symposium to address crime in urban low income areas. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Police Foundation and the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA). The Joint Center for Political Studies (JCPS) coordinated this unprecedented event in which sixty (60) top-ranking black law enforcement executives representing twenty – four (24) states and fifty – five (55) major cities gathered in the Washington, D.C. area to participate. They exchanged views about the critically high rate of crime in black urban communities and the socioeconomic conditions that lead to crime and violence. They raised questions about relevant issues such as fairness in the administration of justice, police community relations, the hiring and promotion of black police officers, and the unique problems of the black police executive.

Mission Statement

to ensure equity in administration of justice in the provision of public service to our communities and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.

Vision Statement

The goal of NOBLE is to be recognized as a highly competent public service organization that is at the forefront of providing solutions to law-enforcement issues and concerns, as well as to the ever changing needs of our community.


The objectives that are employed to implement the goal organization include

And if this is of be a competent a learning organization that the Thales learn from the collective knowledge of his members and other sources of criminal justice research data while submissively working to Ripley cover his learning to action.

Working to ensure long-term organizational stability by identifying and establishing mutually beneficial relationships with corporations and other funding sources

Recommending executing policies processes and procedures and recognize a pursue goals common to all segments of the community and law enforcement, with a focus on insurance strict accountability and compromising integrity;

Promoting and encouraging attitudes and characteristics that permit a adaptability to the changing demands placed on law-enforcement, and the development of professional and communication competencies that help view, comprehend and shape appropriate responses to an ever-changing environment; and

Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of NOBLE through a clearly define and shared sense of purpose and commitment its members.

The Noble Purpose  

To unify Black Law Enforcement Officers at executive and command levels;

To conduct research and relevant areas of law-enforcement

To establish linkages and liaisons with organizations of similar concern;

To evaluate and recommend legislation is relating to the criminal justice process;

To establish effective means and strategies for dealing with racism in the field of criminal justice;

To develop communication techniques for sensitizing police executives, police officers, institutions and agencies in the criminal justice system to the problems of the black community;

To develop mechanisms that will facilitate The exchange of information among Black police executives;

To articulate the concerns of Black Executives in law-enforcement.

Guiding Principles

1. Respect: law-enforcement must be respectful of the rights of all persons.

2. Uncompromising integrity: NOBLE will conduct it’s business according to ethical standards of law-enforcement.

3. Courage of convictions: NOBLE will be proactive and addressing issues of controversial law-enforcement policies and practices.

4. Accountability: NOBLE promotes the principle of mutual accountability between the criminal justice system in the community.

5. Community: The community must be a integral part of the criminal justice system, with particular attention being given to criminal justice issues that affect African-American community.

6. Value Diversity: NOBLE promotes the value of diversity at all levels throughout the criminal justice system.

7. Mentoring: NOBLE members are committed to mentoring as a way of life.



Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 555945
Orlando, Florida 32855

President of Central Florida Chapter
Donald Woods

Phone: (407) 519 0953