Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) members met at International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, to officially invite IACP to support and present at our 42nd Annual National Training Symposium, November 16-20, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

Representing HAPCOA at his meeting were Xavier Morales, Immediate Past President and Anthony Chapa, Executive Director. They met with Gwen Boniface, Deputy Executive Director and John Firman, Director of Strategic Partnerships both of IACP.

HAPCOA requested that IACP present a review and discussion regarding the results of its national police summit entitled: National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust. IACP states that this “report is designed to serve as a roadmap for law enforcement, communities, and stakeholders to build meaningful, sustainable, trusting and effective working relationships.” This report was issued in January 2015. Senior members of the IACP professional staff have agreed to make this presentation and to provide attending HAPCOA members with a copy of its detailed report. Tentatively this class will be presented on Tuesday afternoon, on November 17, 2015.

HAPCOA and IACP have agreed to continue discussions regarding the emerging Hispanic demographics and its affect on policing in the 21st Century. Additional projects and presentations are currently under discussion.