(Washington DC)  On November 1, 2019, The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) was invited to join the new Law Enforcement Working Group (LEWG) hosted and organized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Law Enforcement Affairs.  Steven H. Cook, Associate Deputy Attorney General serves as the Director and Chairman of the LEWG.

Participating in this meeting was Anthony Chapa, Executive Director of HAPCOA.  The meeting covered a number of topics that were briefed by senior members of the Office of Deputy Attorney General (ODAG), the FBI, Bureau of Justice Administration and COPS Office.  Topics presented include:  Updates to Assets Forfeiture, Opioid Enforcement and Prevention, Project Safe Neighborhoods, Elder Justice, FBI National Use of Force Data Collection Project, BJA Wellness Project update, and a COPS update on grants.

Also present and providing a briefing to the LEWG was Chief Tom Manger, Montgomery County Police Department and President of Major City Chiefs.

This meeting was also attended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions who presented a briefing regarding his recent visits to several US Attorney Offices. 

Associations present at this meeting included:  Major City Chiefs, Major County Sheriffs, Fraternal Order of Police, Former Narcotics Agents, Women in Federal Law Enforcement, FBI, FLEA, National Association of Police Organizations, International Police Associations, International Association of Chiefs of Police, NOBLE, HAPCOA and several others.

Attorney General Sessions and Executive Director Chapa

AG attends LEWG Meeting held at DOJ HQ in Washington DC