FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

PW6 In-Car Camera System - PatrolWitness
The new PW6 In-Car Video System from PatrolWitness is compact, rugged, and...

Top News

Springfield Police Chief Asks for Evaluation of Department

July 17, 2002  | 

Springfield Police Chief John Harris has asked the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to evaluate his department's practices in a request that surprised most of the staff, according to the State Journal-Register.Jimmy Wilson, vice president of NOBLE, was in Springfield Tuesday to meet city leaders and community members, get acquainted with the department and learn more about its organization and structure. Wilson told the newspaper he expects "to be back with a team later to conduct a review of the department, its delivery of services, the capability of the department and its internal and external relationships."Twelve of Springfield's black police officers have formed an organization and allege that the department participates in racist hiring practices, and attempts to keep officers there from moving up in the department.Police Chief Harris says he hopes to have NOBLE back in the city quickly to complete the evaluation.

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Code 3 Announces Multipurpose M180 Triple Stack
Utilizing three rows of lighting, the Code 3 M180 Triple Stack produces a bright,...

Police Magazine