ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) is pleased to announce Brenda Goss Andrews, retired Deputy Chief of Police of the Detroit Police Department, as their new 45th…th National President.
Goss Andrews was sworn in by Ronald Gatehe, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, Wednesday night during the Presidential Gala at NOBLE’s 46th Annual Training Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fla.
“I’m fired up and ready to hit the ground running.” NOBLE National President Goss Andrews said. “Over the past year, NOBLE has been sought to provide advice and assistance to the highest levels of our US government. I will continue to act strategically to enhance our status as thought leaders and advisors when it comes to keeping our citizens safe and fighting for fair justice.”
Goss Andrews most recently served as the organization’s First Vice President to immediate past President Frederick L. Thomas. She was elected second vice president of NOBLE in 2021. Goss Andrews is a longtime NOBLE member and has held other leadership positions including Vice President of Region IV and Past President of the Metro Detroit Chapter.
“A new time has come. I know that as your new President, Brenda Goss Andrews will continue the momentum and serve you well,” Thomas said in his final address as President before passing the torch. “I have no doubt that a new era of excellence, commitment and integrity is upon us. “A time when we will redefine law enforcement and public safety across America.”
During Goss Andrews’ inaugural address, she indicated that NOBLE’s work must continue at the chapter levels with more local involvement, working with federal, state, local governments, and community and faith-based organizations. Their three pillar strategy focuses on Getting Out To Vote (GOTV), Gun Safety, and Recruitment and Retention.
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