Good Afternoon All,

I know you all have been super busy and I pray you and your families are all well as we still battle the Woolsey Fire - Ventura, California (and the tragic loss of life from the Thousand Oaks shooting. I received this information and I thought it important to pass t along, as it is our Chapter’s custom to forward $100 to a Southern California Officer killed in the line of duty, as is the case of Officer Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus. Prayers go out to all of the victims and families in this senseless murder.

Don’t forget that this Tuesday, 11-13-18, at 7PM our SCC Collegiate Chapter at CSUDH will host a panel discussion on Recreational Marijuana. Please come out and show your support as well as being available for the networking following the presentation. We have panalist from Federal, State, Local and Campus levels to address this young audience of primarily CJA Majors. (See the Flyer) I hope to see you there.

And for those of you who do not know, our very own Byford “Peter” Whittengham, retired as of yesterday, with 43 years of Law Enforcement under his belt (the majority with LAPD). We say Congrats and enjoy to the LAPD Captain and member of our Chapter's Training Cadre! He has assured me that he will continue his NOBLE work as a retired member! Continue to monitor our website for additional information. (Click here for More)

Continue to lift Michael Nunez up in prayer as he recovers at home from his heart surgery.

Chris Waters, President

Thomas J. Ward, Manager, Background Investigation Division, Personnel Department, City of Los Angeles - We are once again hiring for the position of Background Investigator for the Personnel Department. Although the job opening is continuous, we are looking for prospective candidates for the position to apply as early as this coming week (Nov. 5, 2018). (Click here)


Sheriff Sgt. Ron Helus "died a hero" after being shot by a gunman who killed 11 others at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.  (More)

Don’t forget to say thank you to a Veteran today for serving and protecting our Country and freedoms. Happy Veteran’s Day Veteran’s and Thank You for your service!

The Woolsey Fire has scorched 83,275 acres and devoured more than 175 structures. ... The Woolsey Fire continues burning on both sides of the 101 freeway. It has torched hillsides and coastline across 83,275 acres of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and destroyed more than 170 buildings, from the beaches to the Valley. Nov. 11, 2018, 5:30 PM

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Meet and Greet Attendees

Glendale Police Commander Andre Anderson stands in front of the Ferguson exhibit at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. His Ferguson police chief’s uniform is behind him. Click here

See Photos from the Event (Click here)

Commander Regina Scott 
Congratulations to Commander Regina Scott, our SCC NOBLE Parliamentarian, who makes history by becoming the first African American woman to hold the rank of Deputy Chief for the Los Angeles Police Department.  Her promotion is well deserved and makes us proud to make this announcement.  Regina, well done!  (Video)


It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that a very near and dear friend of NOBLE has passed. John Mack, former Urban League President as well as former LAPD Police Commission President passed away last night June 23rd,  2018.

Please be prayerful for his personal and Law Enforcement Families. We have lost a true solider.
Los Angeles civic leader John Mack has died, the city's mayor confirmed Friday, June 24th,  2018. He was 81.

Mack died late Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Mack served as president of the Los Angeles Urban League from 1969 until his retirement in 2005, when he was named president of the board of police commissioners of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Mack also co-founded Los Angeles Black Leadership Coalition on Education in 1977 and was later appointed vice president of the United Way Corporation of Council Executives.

If you haven't been keeping up, Chief Danielle Outlaw is excelling in her new position. Attached is a video at the TEDxPortland event which she spoke at on April 21, 2018. Over 3000 people were in attendance.  "Humanity / Authority"

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Attendees from the
BPOA - Black Peace Officers Assoc.
Mixer on May 31, 2208

SCC Noble members President Chris Waters, and Whitney McCray, standing along side with Los Angeles County Sheriffs' Captain  Vickie Stuckey, in the middle.

HAPCOA Awards Luncheon - May 1, 2018

Southern California Chapter of NOBLE and Region VI
Welcomes Executive Director Tony Chapa and HAPCOA!
Opening Plenary May 1, 2018 Los Angeles, California

Chief Gina Hawkins, Fayetteville, South Carolina - NOBLE and Captain Chris Waters, LAPD and SCC NOBLE President at HAPCOA Conference, Los Angeles, 05-01-18

Special thanks to HAPCOA President and Marina, California Police Chief Tina Nieto. Job well done!  Chief Nieto is a retired LAPD Captain shown here with LAPD Captains Lillian  Carranza and Chris Waters

Congratulations to HAPCOA and NOBLE member / Aguilar Award Recipient Roberto Hylton.  Born in Panama, Hylton is the senior LE Advisor for FEMA and served as the COP for Prince George’s County, Maryland

Thanks to all who helped make our Southern California Chapter of N.O.B.L.E. 18th Annual Law Enforcement
Achiever's Dinner a huge success!

Protesters called him ‘Uncle Tom.’ He took the abuse because that’s how the CHP – and his dad – trained him.

CHP Sgt. Ron Wade, 45, was the lone African American in a group of roughly 30 officers lined up in formation on I Street near the onramp to northbound lanes of Interstate 5  . . .  (more)

Good Morning All,

Please join me in congratulating the Southern California Chapter of NOBLE’s Secretary, Sharon Burrell who was promoted Thursday to Los Angeles Police Department as a Sr. Admin Clerk!

Way to go Sharon and thanks for all you do!

Chris, Pesident


SCC NOBLE celebrates the 2018 Pasadena Black History Parade and Festival honors NOBLE Members Retired Pasadena Deputy Chief Qualls and Lieutenant Wallace. Congratulations 

President Gerald Freeny,

On behalf of the Southern California Chapter of NOBLE, we commend you for your outstanding achievement as President of the Tournament of Roses, we are so proud of you!

May God bless you in this new endeavor!

Chris Waters, President

Gerald Feeny
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Board of Directors has confirmed Gerald Freeny as President for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses year.
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SCC NOBLE Health Fair Presentation
Hello NOBLE Family,

Thanks to you all for making the 2017, SCC NOBLE Health Fair Presentation at the 118th Street Elementary School Elementary School a huge success! Approx 150 students were educated on dental hygiene, received dental kits with toothbrushes, tooth paste, floss, etc. We also had to Take 25, thanks to CHP NOBLE Officer Camron Servio who taught students about Stranger Danger. Great job

Special Thanks to Dr. Robert Vaca, Dave Efferson, Ivory Freeman and newly appointed CHP Captain Tariq Johnson for coordinating this event. Job well done!

Thanks again. We will be posting all of the photos on our website and sending some to Region VI and NOBLE National along with are photos from the Compton Turkey giveaway. Mark your calendars now for the”Big Christmas” give away December 23, 2017, 0800-1200 at First AME Church. We need you to come out and help us give out food, toys and coats and sweaters to those in need. If you know someone in need let them know. Also if you have any new or clean and slightly used coats, sweaters, scarves, hats or gloves please bring them to our December 9th meeting (don’t forget to vote and bring your ballot or email it in) or let me know and I can make arrangements to have them picked up. “To him/her that much is given much is required”. We are blessed beyond compare. Please share your blessing with others!

Chris Waters
The 13th Annual Turkey Giveaway and Health Fair was held on Tuesday, November 21st. It was a great success.

Also, if you missed the Collegiate Chapter’s Human Trafficking Training and Networking Opportunity, you missed a treat! We had over 100 students sign-in! Thanks to Sergeant Jeff Walker, L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. who stepped in at the last minute to cover for Retired Lieutenant Andre Dawson, who had a medical emergency. Keep him lifted in prayer.

We also thank Drs. Marie Pallidini, Gus Martin and other Cal State Dominguez Hills Faculty for their support. We would be remiss if we did not thank Ms. Michelle Tege, who came out from NOBLE National to show support. Congrats President Monique Slater and the SCC Collegiate Board and Chapter-job well done! You’re off to a great start!

Human Trafficking Training 
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Human Trafficking Training was great. This was the Collegiate Chapter’s first event and it was a huge success! We are so proud of President Slater and the Collegiate Chapter Board. They are off to a great start!

We thank our guest speaker Sgt Jeff Walker, LACSD, who rose to the occasion at such short notice due to
a medical emergency to LT Andre Dawson. Let’s keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

We also thank Dr Marie Palladini CSUDH and Ms Michelle Tege who flew out all the way from NOBLE National to give support!

Thanks so much to all of you who attended the training and stayed to network with the College students as well.

Chris Waters, President


Collegiate Chapter Parliamentarian Antonio Sifuentes here at Hoops and Options Event with SCC President Chris Waters and Vice President Chris O'Quinn

To best protect this nation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation must attract qualified candidates of different racial and ethnic backgrounds who can connect with and represent the communities they serve.

Please attend or pass along if you or someone you know may be interested in applying for the Special Agent position through the FBI's DAR Program. FBI Special Agents come from all walks of life. They are computer scientists, engineers, attorneys, pilots, military veterans, law enforcement professionals, corporate managers, etc. The FBI is looking for candidates who have deep personal integrity, a commitment to this country, and the ability to connect with communities they serve.

To access the DAR information, please visit and type "DAR Atlanta" in the search bar. Click on DAR Atlanta Talent Network and follow directions to establish an application account.

More information about FBI careers can be found at .

Please share this information.

If you have any questions, please contact FBI Recruiter Special Agent Charles Orgbon Jr, FBI Atlanta,, (404) 272-5808.

4 female police chiefs tell Megyn Kelly how they broke the glass ceiling

Deputy Chief LaTesha Watson of the Arlington, Texas, Police Department has been selected as Henderson’s new police chief.

“Latesha Watson brings proven leadership skills, extensive law enforcement experience and a vision for building on the success of the Henderson Police Department to the role of police chief. As the next leader of our police force, her number one job will be making sure Henderson remains one of the safest cities in America,” Henderson City Manager Bob Murnane said.  (More)

For The First Time in History, North Carolina Has 6 Black Female Police Chiefs

“We’ve broken a glass ceiling.”
By Lilly Workneh

Six black women currently hold the title of police chief in North Carolina, marking the first time this has happened in state history, according to WRAL. (more) ...


VP Anamaria Gonzalez and Treasurer Mario Chaparro during
Welcome Week at Cal State University Dominguez Hills
Darius Potts, Ankeny's first black police chief, ready to meet rapidly growing city's needs. When Darius Potts took his oath of office Aug. 20, Click here
Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross — will become the next Boston PD commissioner, the first person of color ever to hold the position. 
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New Upland Police Chief Darren Goodman is sworn into his new position by Assistant City Manager Jeannette Vagnozzi at Upland City Hall on Monday, July 16, 2018. Click here 
Patrick Smith, an  LAPD Commander selected as the new Chief of Police of the Birmingham, Alabama Police Department. Click here 
  1. Ontario Police Chief Derek Williams being sworn in as the new chief at Ontario City Hall Tuesday in Ontario, Calif., April 3, 2018. Click here

Cathedral City Deputy Police Chief Travis Walker will assume the top job this fall (2017) after current Chief George Crum retires in November.
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Derrick Abell Named New Manhattan Beach Police Chief (Click here)
Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw
of the Oakland Police Department has been named
the new Portland Police Chief.
Detroit Deputy Chief Ulysha Renee Hall will be the first female to serve as Police Chief in Dallas, TX 
Gina Hawkins, Deputy Chief of the Clayton County, Georgia, Police Department, was announced Tuesday as Fayetteville’s Police Chief. 
Pasadena native Richard Bell will be sworn in as the first African-American Chief of Police for the City of West Covina
Veteran Police Chief Kenton W. Rainey has been named the new chief of police for the University of Chicago Police Department, effective July 1.