In this edition of Community Affairs, Denise Hill interviews the newly installed President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; and Brian Jordan, Chief of Police at Howard University. There have been several incidences of African-Americans being killed by law enforcement in the news as of late. This interview explores the #BlackLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter movements, and the recent killings of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the Dallas Police Officers.
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) serves as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to Justice by Action. NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters and represents over 3,000 members worldwide that represent chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, municipal law enforcement agencies, and criminal justice practitioners. The combined fiscal budget oversight of our membership exceeds $8 billion. NOBLE serves more than 60,000 youth through its major program components which include: Mentoring, Education, Leadership Development, and Safety.