Diversity & Inclusion Resources

The City of Noblesville has been working on diversity, inclusion and race relations in a number of ways and will continue to work to enhance our efforts. The city is coordinating with stakeholders on a number of levels to gather constructive resources that bring our community together.

City of Noblesville Book Borrowing Program

The City of Noblesville is providing books for residents to borrow concerning topics of Race Relations, Diversity, and Public Safety. The books may be checked out from the Mayor's Office (2nd Floor of City Hall, 16. S. 10th Street). Books available include:

  • ADULTS - Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
  • CHILDREN - The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates 

*Book borrowing began on June 5, 2020.

Additional Books for Adults:

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates
  • No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph P. Shapiro
  • This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite

Additional Books for Children:

  • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
  • The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
  • We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street)
  • The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
  • Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) by LaTashia M. Perry
  • Mixed: A Colorful Story by Arree Chung

Community Resources

Noblesville Diversity Coalition

Indiana Diversity Council

National Diversity Council

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others

Tips/Resources for Parents

25 Resources for Teaching Kids about Diversity

How to Teach Children About Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Minority & Women's Business Enterprise Division

The State of Indiana provides an equal opportunity for existing and operating minority and women’s business enterprises to receive and participate in the state’s procurement and contracting process. The Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises Division is a multi-purpose service agency for all Minority Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises vendors and contractors. Click here for more information.

Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business Program

The Indiana Veteran Owned Small Business program promotes procurement of state contracts with Indiana veteran-owned businesses to encourage growth and entrepreneurship of their businesses. The Indiana Department of Administration uses the program as an effort to increase contracting opportunities for Indiana veteran-owned businesses by setting a goal to procure 3% of state contracts with such companies. Click here for more information.

Noblesville Police Officer Training

Below is a list of many of the training courses that NPD officers complete on a regular basis to equip them with skills and understanding for engaging with members of a community in effective and empathetic ways. Most of the courses listed below are completed by all sworn officers on an annual basis, and others are completed by select officers based on their roles and responsibilities. NPD leadership continues to analyze training and professional development needs and opportunities as part of our comprehensive effort to earn and maintain trust within the community through sound and compassionate community policing approaches.

  • Implicit Bias
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement

Use of Force / De-escalation

  • Legally Justified, But Was it Avoidable
  • Firearms Policy
  • Less Lethal Shotgun Course
  • Firearm Training Simulator Training
  • Physical Tactics Policy
  • Physical Tactics Block I & II
  • Taser Recertification
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Policy

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