About National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
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.
Delaware Chapter of NOBLE Elected Officials
Retired Captain Tull is an active and dedicated member of the Delaware NOBLE Chapter, serving on several committees, including the Annual Stephen J. Ballard Crab Feast fundraiser committee, the Annual Rodney H. Bond, Jr. Law Enforcement Career Fair Committee, co-chair of the Rodney H. Bond, Jr. Scholarship Fundraiser Committee and a member of the Law and Your Community Presentation Committee. She began her term as President of the Delaware Chapter in January 2018.
President Tull retired, as a Captain from the Wilmington Police Department after 28 years of service to the citizens of the City of Wilmington Delaware, in October 2018. President Tull was appointed to the Wilmington Department of Police on July 16, 1990. During her tenure with the Department, she has served in the Uniformed Services Division, Special Operations Division and the Human Resources Division. She was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April 2001, to the rank of Master Sergeant in July 1, 2004, to the rank of Lieutenant in March 21, 2009 and appointed to the rank of Captain on January 16, 2013. Captain Tull’s final assignment was the Commanding Officer of the Office of Professional Standards and the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigations Division.
President Tull is proud to be the first African American female in the 126 year history of the Wilmington Department of Police to be promoted to the rank of Captain.
President Tull is a member of Ezion Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter. She is the mother of two children, a son named Christian, (wife) and a daughter named Courteney. She has three grandchildren, Caden, Avah and Aria.
President Tull and her husband, Thomas has been married for 10 years. They have two children, Christian (wife Nia) and Courtney, one grandson, Caden and two granddaughters Avah and Aria.
Immediate Past President
Joseph Bryant, Jr. is the immediate past President of the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He began his law enforcement career as a police officer in 1976 with the New Castle County (DE) Police Department. During the next 23 years in the department, he rose through the ranks to manage nearly every major division within the County Police. Then in 2000, he joined the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department, as the Deputy Police Administrator, overseeing both the administrative and operational sections of this bi-state agency. In 2010, Bryant was promoted to Police Colonel, becoming the first African American to serve as the CEO.
After 12 years of service with the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police, he accepted a position with the New Castle County Government to serve as the Director of Public Safety. The Department consists of 620 employees in 4 divisions including Police, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Communication and Emergency Medical. He retired from this position in 2017.
He’s a life member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is an active member of Bethel AME Church in Wilmington and the Wilmington Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Gregory Earle is the Vice-President of the Delaware Chapter of NOBLE. He is a Delaware State Trooper and has been active in Law Enforcement for more than 10 years.