NOBLE – Capitol City Chapter P.O. Box 667
Madison, WI. 53701


National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Region IV Virtual Training Conference “Facing Reality”


June 11 - June 13, 2021

Welcome 5:30PM June 11, 2021 at 6PM to 8PM

ICE BREAKER What Just Happened Here? A Group Discussion on Police Response to Mass Demonstrations: Breakout Sessions Three topics:

•Chief Executive Officers (Leadership)

June 12, 2021

SPONSORS 9:00AM to 9:30AM FirstNet

SPONSORS 9:45AM To 10:00AM IOS Solutions

Dr. Bruce Henry - LEO Applicant Recruitment Best Practices: 10AM to 2PM

The purpose of this training is to demonstrate how applicant recruitment can be integrated into specific agency goals and objectives. Furthermore, we will provide recommendations with which agencies can partner with existing community, educational, and business groups to ensure that police applicants learn what is expected from these stakeholders. And we will discuss ‘why’ it is important to discuss what is expected from their chosen agency and most importantly from themselves. We will demonstrate “How to Conduct a Barriers Analysis.” Barriers analyses help to identify applicant process components which may be outdated, not helpful, or primarily exist to exclude rather than to include. Community labor pool analytics will be addressed briefly. We will explain how to include and obtain actionable results from applicant surveys. And we will provide simple methods to track applicant process costs and return of investment.

This high-level course is specifically designed for police applicant recruiters, talent acquisition specialists, police supervisors, and managers assigned to human resources. A complete syllabus and course outline will be available to all participants.

LEO Applicant Recruitment Best Practices: Part-1, 4-hours

SPONSORS 2PM TO 3:30PM Quicket Solutions Presentation

Dr. Gina Orton - Law Enforcement Mental Health Challenges and Solutions 3:30PM to 5:30PM

Powerpoint presentation dialogue and discussion of:

• Recognition of the special long standing mental health challenges of the Law Enforcement Community
• New challenges impacting the LEO
• Specific challenges described: Depression, PTSD, Burnout, Alcohol, Suicide
• Suicide and the prevention of suicide
• The impact of trauma
• Neurocognitive aspects of stress recovery
• The battle against stigma and seeking help when needed
• The responsibility of LE leadership
• Proactive changes needed now
• Initiating proactive solutions, the responsibility of the individual, the responsibility of departments and agencies

Questions: Answers: Restoration and Righteousness

June 13, 2021

Cathy Lindstorm - Successfully Completing a Promotional Oral Board and Assessment Process: 10 am to 2pm

Generally, in the promotion process, a candidate must first complete and pass a written examination. Some agencies might have the members who scored successfully participate in an Oral Board Interview or Assessment Process. This helps the agency determine the level of suitability for the rank the member demonstrates and that may be used as part of a scoring process for promotional candidates. With that in mind, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE}, in cooperation with West Michigan NOBLE Chapter, have designed a training to help an individual successfully complete an Oral Board Interview and Assessment Process. Although there is no way of knowing what the actual Oral Board and Assessment you may take will cover or focus on, this training and exercises should help prepare you for it. A typical Oral Board usually consists of a panel of high-ranking members of the command staff from either your agency or other agencies, and in some cases, the inclusion of well-respected citizens. The panel will "pepper" you with questions about your career, your background, and your role as a supervisor. This training is designed to help you understand the types of questions or scenarios you may be presented with and to help you go "behind the scenes" to comprehend the logic that may have been used to put them together. Some Departments may set up an Assessment Process that will be recorded. The recording is later reviewed and graded by a panel of high-ranking members of the command staff from either your agency or other agencies. This means you will not see the evaluators face to face as you are going through it. The panelists will later watch how you handle the (badge) scenario or an (interactive) situation that may include other people who are role playing in the scenario and grade your performance. The mock exercises contained in this training will help you understand some of the behaviors/responses the evaluators may be told to look for in a promotional candidate and why. You need to remember that Oral Board and Assessment Processes are governed by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures contained in your agency's Police Department Manual. While no training can guarantee you a promotion, this training has helped many others better understanding and achieve success when they took their Oral Board/Assessment Process while on the way to achieving their career goal of promotion.


• Top Questions asked at Oral Boards
• Different types of Assessments: (face-to-face) Oral Boards, (recorded personal) Badge Scenario, Interactive Scenarios (recorded with other people)
• Sample of a Candidate's Packet Sample of an Assessor's Packet Sample Sergeant In-Basket Exercise
• Background Info of an Assessor That Is Generally Completed
• Sample Badge Type Exercise Scenario
• Sample of Badge Dimension/Skills Assessment Grading
•Additional Badge Practice Exercises If you are hired as head of an agency, what piece of advice should you always remember?

NOBLE Region IV Business Meeting: 3PM to 5PM ONLY Open to Members


June 11, 2021 at 6pm-8pm

June 12, at 10am-2pm

June 13, 2021 at 3:30pm-5:30pm



Facing Reality

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Chapter President
Captain Terry Dixon
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The History of NOBLE

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.

NOBLE Founding Members