(Baltimore, MD) HAPCOA 1st VP Richard Rosa along with HNLEA Executive Director – Luis Rodriguez, and APALA Executive Director – Alex Zunca attended the Hispanic Officers Law Enforcement Association (HOLEA) of Baltimore City on Monday, April 16th. In attendance was Miguel Martinez, the president of HOLEA and his Treasurer, Steven Cuevas along with some HOLEA members. Also present were, Juan Nunez and Enrique Ribadeniera, two local business leaders of the Highlandtown Business Association.
The evening’s discussions initiated much dialogue on the topics concerning: The Baltimore Police Departments promotion process, the ranks of the highest-ranking Hispanics/Latinos within the department sans the newly appointed commissioner. The importance of officer development and continual mentoring regardless of rank. The responsibility of encouraging and supporting each other throughout their career – never forget where you come from; social media and its effect on future career opportunities. The business leaders are looking to partner with HOLEA on developing a mentoring program for Hispanic students considered, ‘At Risk Youth’ at Patterson High School located in Baltimore City.