(Dallas)  The National Latino Law Enforcement Organization (NLLEO) held its 25th Annual National Training Symposium in Dallas, Texas at the Double Tree Hotel, November 1-4, 2017. 

The event featured multiple training sessions including speakers on topics including recruitment strategies, cyber staking, synthetic drugs/drug trends, gang/narco culture, and excellence/leadership in policing.  Featured presenters included Victor Avila, retired Supervisory Special Agent from ICE who presented a briefing on the “Cartel Ambush on Highway 57” and also Sgt Robert Garcia from the Laredo Police Department provided an exclusive/one of a kind law enforcement briefing on the Mexican Texas Border Drug Cartels.

Luncheon speakers included the Honorable John Parker, US Attorney, Northern District of Texas and Alonso Pena, former Assistant Secretary/Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

NLLEO held its Annual Scholarship and Law Enforcement Recognition Gala on the evening of Saturday, November 4th.  400 special guests, sponsors, supporters, members and conference attendees enjoyed the Gala.  HAPCOA Executive Director Anthony Chapa was invited to deliver the evenings Keynote Address.

Command staff from the Dallas Police and Fire Department also attended the Gala.

NLLEO Executive Director Hector Flores and HAPCOA Executive Director Anthony Chapa pose with the Gala’s Middle School Mariachi Group

HAPCOA Executive Director Chapa delivers the Gala Keynote Address.