National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement

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Gladys Jones, founder of NOWBLE

The National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement, Inc. (NOBWLE) is a United States non-profit organization devoted to furthering the hiring, training, retention, and promotion of females in law enforcement. The organization promotes a spirit of professionalism by preparing women through education and training to keep abreast of current theories and techniques. It is headquartered in Fort Washington, MD, and have chapters in Maryland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Newark. The organization holds training conferences throughout the year.[1]

NOBWLE was founded in 1985 by Special Agent Gladys Jones and several others from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, to give women a network and a voice within their profession. NOBWLE seeks both women and men's to help mentor women in the law enforcement community, to give back NOWBLE members' children, to help support families with needs, and to continue being strong role models in order to lift each other up.[2]

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  1. ^ "Guide to New York City Women's and Social Justice Organizations". Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Black Female Officers Convene in Pittsburgh". The New Pittsburgh Courier. 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2009-01-02. [dead link]