ATLANTIC CITY— In observance of Black History Month, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner is recognizing a RANDOM ACT OF COPNESS by a group of Atlantic City Police Officer who partnered during the holiday season with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives to give back to the community they serve.
“The relationship between law enforcement and the community they serve is very fragile. I commend the members of the Atlantic City Police Department who collaborated with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to distribute toys to local children during the holiday season. Their efforts will go a long way to strengthening a bond that will create a positive perception of police officers that those children will develop. Great job by all,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
The group of NOBLE members who also serve as officers in the Atlantic City Police Department participated in the NOBLE ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY & CLOTHING DRIVE in December include:
Lt. Henry White III
Lt. Donnell Holland
Lt. Wilber Santiago
Lt. Mark Benjamin
Sgt. Aniece Parks
Det. Kevin Francis
The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) serves as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to Justice by Action. NOBLE has over 50 chapters and represents over 3,000 members worldwide that represent chief executive officers and command-level law enforcement officials from federal, state, county, municipal law enforcement agencies, and criminal justice practitioners. NOBLE serves more than 60,000 youth through its major program components which include: Mentoring, Education, Leadership Development, and Safety.
The officers–many who were raised in Atlantic City– also serve as members of The United Knights of Atlantic City, a nonprofit organization made up of a group of multicultural Police Officers within the Atlantic City Police Department who are committed to serving the citizens of Atlantic City. The mission of the United Knights is to focus efforts on working to build bridges between law enforcement and the community in a commitment to further improve the quality of life within the city’s community.
“We’re just here to make a difference in the community and to give back to the community and to help in any type of way that we can,” United Knights President Det. Kevin Francis said during the NOBLE gift drive in December.
~Through the RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS PROJECT, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will spotlight law enforcement officers from around Atlantic County who are going above and beyond the call of duty to give back to the communities they serve and protect. We will feature the stories, photos and videos of these RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS!