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Formerly the interim police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, Andre Anderson serves as the commander of the City of Glendale (Arizona) Police Department Special Events Division. In addition to being asked to serve in Ferguson, Andre Anderson also was recruited to fill the position of special assistant to the president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
A public service organization that works to address a range of law enforcement issues, NOBLE offers professional development and training opportunities for its members. The NOBLE Center for Excellence features a state-of-the-art content hub used by law enforcement officers all over the world. The Center’s official Community Policing Certification e-learning program awards credits that can be submitted for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) after the class is completed.
In partnership with the Attorney Benjamin Crump Social Justice Institute, NOBLE’s classes are accessible 24/7 on multiple platforms so that enrollees can complete the course at their own pace. The methods of content delivery include a digital live-streaming television channel, a mobile app, and virtual-reality simulations that run on tablets, personal computers, and mobile devices.