Maryland Chapter Blessing of the Badge 2020
The Maryland Chapter presented its annual Blessing of the Badge ceremony on March 10, 2020. It was hosted by Maryland Transportation Authority Police at their Headquarters. The service was well attended by local, state and federal departments. Agency leaders that attended were Chief Melissa Hyatt of Balto. Co. Police, Chief Kevin Anderson of the MDTA Police, Superintendent Woodrow W. Jones III of the Maryland State Police, and past Chapter Pres. Chief Cleveland Barnes.
Baltimore City School Police
Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Baltimore City Police
Anne Arundel County Police
Chief Grayling Grant Williams September 5, 1958 - January 1, 2021
Noble Maryland Chapter Members are sadden about the untimely passing of Brother Grayling Williams. He is a current member of the MD chapter and past President of Noble DC Chapter. Chief Grayling Williams had a wealth of knowledge and experience; Chief of Police for the Prince Georges Comm. College, Yale University PD, DEA, DHS, Baltimore City PD, Pennsylvania State IG Office, and Police Chief of Portsmouth Police Department. He made numerous friends in both his personal and professional interactions around the world. We thank him for the donation of his knowledge and humanity to all those he encountered.
Thank you to those who have made donations to the Maryland Chapter of Noble in the memory of Brother Grayling and know that we will put it to use in his honor. Grayling shared with some of us in his last days that there is a need for a program to bring police and kids together who have experienced gun violence. For the sake of the physical and mental anguish that traumatic incidents cause to those who are feeling that this everyday violence is the norm. The Maryland Chapter will be proceeding with Brother Grayling's forward thinking idea. Please join in keeping Chief Grayling Williams and his family in prayer so his soul can rest in peace.
Maryland Chapter hosted the two day Region 2 training
A panel discussion with women leaders included Howard County Chief Lisa Myers, DC Metro Asst. Chief Chanel Dickerson, Washington Airport Authority Major Naima Reed, Chief Customs and Boarder Protection Tanya Vaughn. Moderated by Lt. Col. Lucy Lyles (MDTA PD)
Past VP Ravenell, Sec. Smith, Sec. Churchill, Treas. Lyles, MD Noble Past Pres. Alford
Effective use of the Press for large scale events (Active Shooter) and building relationships with the media. Presented by TJ Smith, Press Secretary for Baltimore County and Shareese Churchill, Press Secretary for the Governor of Maryland.
Asst. Chief Dickerson,Chief Myers, Treas. Lyles, MD Noble Past Pres. Alford, C, Ravenell, Chief Vaughn, Maj. Reed, Reg. II VP E. Thomas
Baltimore's own Commissioner Bishop Lee Robinson Sr. a founding member of NOBLE
For your rise to leadership and courageous
stance Maryland NOBLE says Thank You