The National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement was founded on March 22, 1984.  It was organized by Special Agent Gladys Jones (ATF), who was supported by women of color from various law enforcement agencies who were concerned about the role of black women in law enforcement.  NOBWLE was incorporated in 1985.

The first members of NOBWLE were:

GLADYS JONES
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms

Special Agent


WENDY ALEXANDER
Corporal
Prince Georges Police Department

LENORA ALSTON
Firearms and Explosives Specialist
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

SONAZERA  BARFIELD
Special Agent
U.S. Customs Service

BETTY GRIFFIN
Officer
U.S. Park Police

ELAINE MOORE
Detective
Arlington Virginia Police Department

GWENDOLYN ROBBINS
Sergeant
Alexandria Virginia Police Department

SIGNE SCARBOROUGH
Intelligence Research Specialist
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms   
    

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