Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: June 02, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971928 | Print ISBN: 9781412950855 | Online ISBN: 9781412971928| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
Ellen H. Belcher
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care (hereafter “100 Blacks”) is a New York City-based organization of law enforcement professionals. An outspoken advocate for issues of concern to African American law enforcement officers, 100 Blacks also actively supports the New York City African American community at large, especially relating to their interactions with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). This entry reviews the history, mission, and current activities of the organization. 100 Blacks was founded in 1995 by police officers Eric Adams and Noel Leader, who together with a core group of officers wanted to address internal as well as external African American relations with NYPD administration. Present membership numbers well over 100, consisting of active duty and retired personnel from a variety of agencies, even though the NYPD has never officially recognized or authorized this organization. Much of the organizational leadership is now retired from service with their ...