The Chicago Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) will be hosting a charity-based “Hot Pursuit Car Show”. This is a unique car show in that it will consist of various law enforcement agencies and their respective patrol and/or specialty vehicles; as well as members of the Chicagoland community and their vehicles. Our Chapter President, Retired Chief Eugene Williams will be joined by Superintendent Eddie Johnson. This show will serve as a positive community engagement event in our efforts to bridge the gap between the community and the police.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County (POMFCC). POMFCC will be erecting a memorial site in Cook County to honor the more than 700 line-of-duty deaths of law enforcement officers in Cook County at the local, municipal, county, state, and federal level. There memorial site is unique in the Chicagoland area in that it will honor law enforcement from multiple agencies.
The Hot Pursuit Car Show will continue to build on the partnerships of local police agencies and community members in an effort to regain, maintain and sustain mutual respect and trust. All are welcome to join law enforcement and the community at this event. We know that by working together with our neighbors we can have a positive impact on improving police/community relations while reducing gun violence.
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) was founded in September 1976, during a three day symposium to address crime in urban low income 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 (60) top-ranking black law enforcement executives representing twenty-four (24) states and fifty-five (55) major cities gathered in the Washington, D.C. area to participate. They exchanged views about the critical high rate of crime in black urban communities and the socioeconomic 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.
Matthew Palmer 773-612-2764 Coordinator
Yolanda Banks 773-430-5463 Coordinator
Glen Brooks 773-540-8753 NOBLE Media Relations
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