(Los Angeles)  The newly formed HAPCOA LA Chapter held its Holiday Mixer on December 12, 2018 at the Yxta Cocina Mexicana Restaurant in Los Angeles.

Over 125 people attended this law enforcement holiday event, which included newly appointed Undersheriff Ray Leyva who served as National President of HAPCOA in 2006-2007. Other notables who attended in support of HAPCOA included: Alma Burke, LAWPOA- President, Armando Perez, La Ley, President, Jenny Wong, LEAAP, President, Chris Waters, NOBLE, President and members of the BPOA, LASD. Long time supporter of HAPCOA LA Mr. Faddoul Baida served as Master of Ceremony.  Members of the LAPD Law Enforcement Cadet program presented the Colors. 

The newly formed HAPCOA LA Chapter board was sworn-in by Judge Scott Gordon. 

Sworn in were:  Chapter President: Assistant Chief Robert Arcos, LAPD; Vice President: Assistant Sheriff Maria Gutierrez, LASD; Secretary: Deputy Sonia Castro, LASD; Treasurer: Captain Alex Vargas, LAPD; Sergeant at Arms, Captain Al Labrada, LAPD,  

Funds committed by Dr. Amed Lopez and Mr. Faddoul Baida will help the LA Chapter form and fund its Law Enforcement Scholarship program.

The event was supported by a number of employee associations to welcome HAPCOA’s LA Chapter back!  

Submitted by:
ROBERT N. ARCOS, Assistant Chief
Director, Office of Operations 

New HAPCOA LA Chapter Board Members:  Alex Vargas (Treasurer), Al Labrada (Sgt-at-Arms); Sonia Castro (Secretary), Maria Gutierrez (Vice President) and Robert Arcos (President).

Faddoul Baida, Ray Leyva, Maria Gutierrez, Gerard Orozco and Bob Arcos

LAPD Cadet Color Guard