NOBLE Leadership Course

by Emily Finlay, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University is hosting a spring leadership course for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) on March 18-21, 2014.

The course is designed for law enforcement executives who aspire to become Chief Executive Officers in law enforcement. The law enforcement executives are matched with experienced chief executive officers for training in the two-year mentoring program. Along with preparing participants for a position as a chief executive officer, the leadership course trains them to be more effective in their current law enforcement position. This year’s event is the second and final year of the program for the participants, who will graduate at NOBLE’s national conference in July.

Patrick Oliver, Ph.D., the founder and director of the program, said police chiefs and Cedarville University faculty members will be speaking at the event. The event will be held on Cedarville’s campus.

This is the fourth class to complete the training program. Of the 18 law enforcement executives that have graduated in the previous classes, 10 have achieved their goal to become chief executive officers.

“This is a biblically-based program for aspiring law enforcement CEOs,” Oliver said, speaking of the program’s uniqueness. “There’s nothing else like it.”

Cedarville University, located east of Dayton, Ohio, has 3,459 students in more than 100 areas of study. A Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs, Cedarville is recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at