Sheriff’s Office


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Announces NOBLE Chapter

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host a ceremony to announce that the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has accepted a request for an Iowa Chapter. Due to the efforts of Polk County CID Captain Bob Stanton, 5th Judicial District Supervisor Art Rabon, Polk County Court Services Sgt Keith Onley, and Polk County Jail Sgt Amos Holt, representatives from NOBLE will be at the Polk County Jail on Thursday, June 29th, at 10:00am to welcome the new Iowa Chapter. Membership will be offered to all local agencies in Iowa and bordering states, creating a communication network among multiple agencies. 

NOBLE is directed towards African-Americans in the Law Enforcement community. Diversity, however, is a key issue, with NOBLE memberships spanning all races, cultures, and religions. NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters representing over 3,000 members worldwide and serves more than 60,000 youths.

A NOBLE chapter here in Iowa would assist in recruitment efforts and vastly increase diversity within the Iowa Law Enforcement community. NOBLE also helps train law enforcement officers, bridges racial divides, and helps create strong voices within our communities.

NOBLE is geared toward anyone in the Law Enforcement community or supporters of Law Enforcement. Members consists of Civil Service Command Staff to Civilian Detention Officers to Business Sponsors from the Federal, State, and Local levels and many others. 

Brenda Goss Andrews, NOBLE Region IV Vice-President ( , stated, “I am very excited about the formation of our first NOBLE chapter in Iowa. NOBLE looks forward to working with this new chapter to forge partnerships and build collaborative relationships between Law Enforcement and the community.” 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media to this important event. If you plan on covering this, please contact Lt. Rich Blaylock, Public Information Officer.


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