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.