(Langley Park, MD)  On Friday, December 19, 2014 the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association - National Capitol Region Chapter (NCR) in association with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, the United Black Officers’ Association and the Association of Police Attaché’s of Latin America, held its 14th Annual Christmas Basket giveaway.  The event was held at the Prince Georges County Community Policing Building located in the heart of the Hispanic community in Langley Park, Maryland. 

The event drew over 1000 area residences that lined up to receive a bag full of groceries donated by local merchants and assembled by volunteers.  This event was recognized by HAPCOA at its Annual Aguila Awards Luncheon in 2014 with the awarding of its Bronze Medal for Community Service.

HAPCOA NCR members, members of the Prince Georges County Police Department, members of the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Department and others Police Agencies were present and worked with local volunteers to assemble, fill, and distribute hundred of food bags for needy members of the community.  Present representing the HAPCOA National Board were 3rd VP Richard Rosa and Executive Director Anthony Chapa. 

Please visit the HAPCOA NCR twitter and web page for additional photos and more news regarding additional events supported by the Chapter during the holiday season.


Hundreds of food bags ready to distribute.


Joe Perez, President HAPCOA NCR, interviewed by local media.


Food bags loaded and ready to distribute.


The HAPCOA, HNLEA and community volunteers’ food basket assembly team.


Yes, the HAPCOA bags include a package of Christmas cookies!