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110th Year

Commemoration of Battle

Carving a Pathway to Justice:

Mentorship & Consciousness

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The Battle Continues...

The Battle Continues... is an exciting and unique initiative that is designed to engage and inspire law enforcement. This multi-directional timeline is meant to show the narratives over the past century.  


In 1911, Samuel J. Battle became the first NYPD officer.  He provided us with a narrative of what it was like to be the first Black police officer. The beginning of this narrative started 110 years ago.  We are asking today's law enforcement professionals to:

  1. Learn about Samuel J. Battle, his heroics, and his journey.

  2. As law enforcement professionals today, if you see a story you can relate to, share it with us on that timeline.   

  3. Readers, share your thoughts below and tell us your thoughts.

Purchase the books that told the stories

Our Collaborators


The Black Police Experience is the creation of Sonia Y.W. Pruitt, a retired police captain from Maryland. During her 28-year tenure with the Montgomery County Police Department, Captain Pruitt became the first African American woman to attain the rank of Captain, in the 99-year history of the police department. She was also only the third to attain the rank of Lieutenant. Her final assignment before leaving the department was as Director of the Community Engagement Division, where her philosop

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The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. is an organization representing the needs and concerns of law enforcement personnel. We are watchful of issues which have a direct impact both adverse and positive on the employment, promotion and retention of minority law enforcement officers in every facet of the Criminal Justice system. We provide guidance, support and assistance in their efforts for equality of employment in their chosen field.


The Timeline


Tell us what you are thinking.

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