The National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES) was established in 1995. NCLEES is registered as a non-profit organization with the Internal Revenue Service and is incorporated in the state of Maryland. The objectives of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies are:· To Unite all public safety Emerald Societies in order to develop fraternalism amongst its members.
· To preserve the Irish culture and to promote the contributions of our ancestors.
· To recognize the accomplishments of Irish-Americans in Law Enforcement and other public safety professions.
· To exchange information and enhance communications among member organizations and to start new public safety Emerald Societies.
· To provide a unified and effective voice for it's member organizations to the Congress of the United States and other government institutions.
· To work with civic and public safety associations on areas of mutual concerns.
Membership is extended to any bona fide Law Enforcement or public safety Emerald Society with at least fifty (50) members. The governing body of the NCLEES consists of a nine (9) person Executive Board from across the country and a Board of Directors in which each member organization, regardless of size, has one (1) representative. There are also standing committees which include: Activities, By-Laws, Communications, Education, Fund Raising, International Liaison, Legislative, Memorial March, Pipeband, Scholarship, and Recruitment.