Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis has been installed as the 42nd National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) which serves more than 3,000 members worldwide. Davis was installed on August 14, 2019, during a ceremony at the conclusion of NOBLE’s 43rd Annual Training Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. In her new role, President Davis will be responsible for the strategic direction of the organization.
Davis, Durham’s police chief since June 2016, brings a wealth of expertise to the position. Known for her emphasis on employee wellness, community engagement and efficient police operations, she is the first African-American woman to lead the Durham Police Department. Prior to coming to Durham, Davis spent 28 years with the Atlanta Police Department.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead this great organization during this critical time in our nation and world,” said Davis. “There is important work to be done. NOBLE is in the perfect position to help produce solutions as we continue to strive for equity in the administration of justice for all communities.”
Chief Davis is a graduate of the 225th session of the National FBI Academy. She completed senior management training at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Boston. Chief Davis is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Triangle, and she has completed Mercer University’s Public Safety Leadership Institute.
Chief Davis has experienced training opportunities abroad at the Emergency Preparedness College in York, England in 2005, and as a participant in an executive exchange session with the Israel National Police, in the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Netanya in 2012. As a result of her mission, Davis developed a leadership curriculum designed to groom bright and extremely prepared leaders for 21st Century Policing. She was recently appointed to the board of directors of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she serves on the TRUST Initiative Committee. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, a recent appointee to Governor Roy Cooper’s Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, a member of the Durham Rotary, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The LINKs Inc., and other professional affiliations.
An advocate for the advancement of other women in her field, Davis has used her experience and leadership acumen to leverage mentoring relationships for women in a variety of career fields. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Public Administration.
About the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Since 1976, The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has served as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action. NOBLE represents over 3,000 members internationally, who are primarily African-American chief executive officers of law enforcement agencies at federal, state, county and municipal levels, other law enforcement administrators, and criminal justice practitioners. For more information, visit www.noblenational.org.