October 21, 2015 Dillon Green



Learning for Life (LFL) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with regard to promoting Law Enforcement Exploring (LEE) program opportunities in a manner that reflects the mission, objectives and core values of each organization. NOBLE and LFL will work together to increase the participation of young men and women in Law Enforcement Exploring.

NOBLE was founded in September 1976 and 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. NOBLE serves more than 60,000 youth through its major program components which include mentoring, education, leadership development, and safety.

The common goals of promoting and supporting the law enforcement profession, as well as a commitment to serving youth, makes for an ideal partnership between NOBLE and LFL/LEE. LFL/LEE looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with NOBLE as representatives from both organizations collaborate to reach more young adults interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field.

The MOU was signed at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee meeting, Chaired by U.S. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, on October 26, 2015 at the IACP Conference in Chicago. NOBLE President Gregory Thomas and NOBLE Executive Director Dwayne Crawford attended the meeting to sign the MOU in the presence of Chair Kerlikowske and other committee members.

Photos: The first photo depicts NOBLE President Gregory Thomas signing the MOU while National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee (NLEEC) Chair Gil Kerlikowske and National Youth Representative Cynthia Garcia observe. The second photo depicts (left to right) NOBLE Chair Dwayne Crawford, National Youth Representative Cynthia Garcia, NLEEC Chair Gil Kerlikowske, and NOBLE President Gregory Thomas following the signing of the MOU.

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