(Orlando) The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) was officially represented at the 125th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference held in Orlando, FL by National President Richard Rosa.  This year’s annual event held October 6-9, 2018 was attended by nearly 3,000 top police officials.

Many HAPCOA members who are also members of IACP normally attend this annual event but this was the first time that our National President attended officially representing HAPCOA.

Richard Rosa, Supervisory Federal Air Marshal (retired), serves as HAPCOA’s National President.  In addition to visiting with conference attendees, vendors and exhibitors he also met with representatives from various national law enforcement organizations to include:  Cindy Rodriguez, President, National Law Peace Officers Association (NLPOA), Vera Bumpers, President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Jim Hughes, Director of the North Texas Crime Commission, and Phil E. Keith, Director of the COPS Office.  Additionally, John Torres, Director Emeritus – HAPCOA, Louis F. Quijas, HAPCOA, and Rich Garcia, HAPCOA, Joe Trindal, HAPCOA and Samuel Colon, HAPCOA were also in attendance.

On Monday, October 9, 2018, President Donald Trump provided the keynote address and said “I want to express my gratitude for what you do every day, protecting our communities, our families, our streets and taking down crime”.  President Trump went on to say, “ What you do is keep America safe and no one does that better that you.  My administration always honors, cherishes and supports the men and women in blue”.

Also attending this year’s event with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Vera Bumpers, President, NOBLE; Richard Rosa, President, HAPCOA and Phil Keith, Director of COPS

Richard Rosa, President, HAPCOA, Jim Hughes, Director, North Texas Crime Commission,
Cindy Rodriguez, President, NLPOA and Rich Garcia, HAPCOA