Purpose and Mission
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
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
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.
Due to the nationwide influence, the NCLEES Executive Board
and Board of Directors meet twice a year: May 14th -
National Conference (during Police Memorial Week in Washington
D.C.) and a Fall Business Meeting in a different host city each
year. Regional meetings are also held during the year with local