ABOUT NOBLE New York

Our Mission

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

Our Goal

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 communities.

Our History

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September 1976 during a three-day symposium to address crime in low-income urban 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 top ranking black law enforcement executives representing twenty-four states and fifty major cities gathered in the Washington, D.C. area to participate. They exchanged views about the critically high rate of crime in the black urban communities and the socio-economic 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.

Recognizing black law enforcement executives could have a significantly more effective impact upon the criminal justice system through a unified voice, the symposium participants departed from the planned agenda to create NOBLE. They unanimously elected Hubert Williams, then Director of the Newark, New Jersey Police Department, and the first black police chief of a major city, temporary chairman of NOBLE. During that meeting, the initial purpose and the objectives of the organization were developed and a working committee to devise the organizational structure was formed.

The Executive Board

Ramel Lee

Ramel Lee

President

Director of Operations
NYS MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Julieann Stapleton

Julieann Stapleton

Vice President

Lieutenant
NYC Police Department

Michelle Tégé

Michelle Tégé

Treasurer

Detective (Retired)
NYC Police Department

Kimbale Anderson

Kimbale Anderson

Recording Secretary

Police Officer
NYC Police Department

Rochelle Fleary

Rochelle Fleary

Corresponding Secretary

Sergeant
NYC Police Department

John W. Nedd MPS

John W. Nedd MPS

Parliamentarian

Detective
Nassau County Police Department

Ernest Owens

Ernest Owens

Financial Secretary

Major
New York State Courts

Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Chapter Associate Member Representative

Detective (Retired)
NYC Police Department

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Sergeant at Arms

Detective (Retired), NYC Police Department
Special Assist to Hakeem Jefferies

Bruce Sutton

Bruce Sutton

Director

Associate Investigator
NYC Corrections Department

Daquan Bendele

Daquan Bendele

Director

Sergeant
NYC Police Department

Michelle Randall-Williams

Michelle Randall-Williams

Director

Detective (Retired)
NYC Police Department

Besemah Rogers

Besemah Rogers

Director

Captain
NYC Police Department

Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn

Director

Captain (Retired)
NYC Department of Corrections

Patrick Gordon

Patrick Gordon

Director

Police Officer
NYC Police Department

Gerald Nelson

Gerald Nelson

Region 1 Vice President

Chief (Retired) NYC Police Department
VP Public Safety, NYC Housing Authority

REVEREND DR. BARBARA Y. WILLIAMS-HARRIS

REVEREND DR. BARBARA Y. WILLIAMS-HARRIS

Chaplain

Inspector-Chaplain | NYC Police Department

JUDITH R. HARRISON

JUDITH R. HARRISON

Immediate Past President

Assistant Chief
NYC Police Department