National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New Jersey Chapter announces today the 2020 appointments to date of six of its members to leadership positions in law enforcement in New Jersey: Chief Keith Stith, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations; Chief Bruce DeShields, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations; Chief Quovella M. Spruill, Director of Public Safety, Franklin Township Police Department; Sheilah Coley, City of Trenton, Police Director; Anthony Cureton, elected Bergen County Sheriff; and Earl Graves, Police Director, Elizabeth Police Department.
These veteran law enforcement officers have risen through the ranks of law enforcement and are the first African Americans to be appointed or elected to their positions, with Chief Spruill also being the first female appointed to her position. There is a member of the NOBLE New Jersey Chapter in a leadership position in law enforcement agencies throughout the State of New Jersey.
“We are proud of these outstanding law enforcement professionals who have been recognized for their excellence in protecting and serving New Jerseyans for decades,” said Jiles Ship, president, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New Jersey Chapter. “Let us not forget all those whose shoulders we stand on who came before us to pave the way to make sure that African American law enforcement professionals have a seat at the table in leadership positions. At a time in our nation, when policing is under intense scrutiny, NOBLE is honored to be on the front lines of police reform with our members who serve all New Jersey communities with distinction, integrity, and humanity,” continued Ship.