PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives is set to meet at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
About 1,500 of the Alexandria, Va.-based group’s 2,500 members are expected to attend the training conference that runs Saturday through Wednesday.
The training sessions are closed to the public, but exhibits, vendors, and a health fair are open to the public.
Maurita Bryant, a former Pittsburgh police commander who now serves as assistant chief of operations for the city’s bureau of police, is the group’s national president.
The group formed in 1976 after black officers gathered for a three-day symposium focusing on crime rates in urban communities with larger black populations.