NOBLE Comes to Campus

July 9, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, the Saint Augustine's University Criminal Justice Department, in conjunction with the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), hosted a day of criminal justice/law enforcement related activities for children attending St. Aug's 2012 Summer Enrichment Program.

The students were exposed to law enforcement through a variety of planned activities. The morning began with a presentation and demonstration from Officer C. Rodriguez and his K-9 partner Bruno from the Morrisville Police Department. They learned about Bruno, his training, what he does for the police department and how he protects Officer Rodriguez. The students got an up close view of the K-9 special purpose SUV and a loaded unmarked Radio Patrol Unit.

Before lunch, NOBLE member, Captain C. Wilson Morrisville Police Department, spoke with the students about physical fitness requirements for a law enforcement career and how good nutrition plays a role in their physical well-being. The students participated in a physical fitness regiment similar to one that most law enforcement officers and/or agencies use for physical training to maintain a high level of fitness. Some of the exercises included push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, jump rope, knee lift-squat thrusts, arm and shoulder extensions and a sprint exercise.

During the afternoon, Chief Ira W. Jones of Morrisville Police Department and alumnus spoke with the students about state and local law enforcement and how they differ, as well as how they work together. Saint Augustine's University alumna and ENC NOBLE chapter president, retired US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervisory special agent and adjunct professor Rosalynde Fenner spoke with the students about federal law enforcement and how it differs from state and local law enforcement.

Fenner also shared a video clip of a DEA raid in Detroit from the 2008 Spike TV series, "DEA." The students learned about the requirements for becoming a police officer and a federal agent, and what it takes to be successful and safe. They were able to get all of their questions about law enforcement answered. The ENC Chapter of NOBLE provided the each student with "The Law and You" pamphlet and a DNA registry kit, donated by the Morrisville Police Department, to take home.

The students were shown a Sherry Dorsey film, "Justice For All: The Documentary," a three-year comprehensive study of juvenile justice in America and abroad.

For more information on NOBLE, contact Rosalynde Fenner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pictured: Summer campers seen here with Bruno, the K9 officer.