HAPCOA and the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA) were invited to speak at the National Gallery of Art on September 15, 2014 in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Speaking on behalf of HNLEA was Lt Joe Perez of the Prince Georges County Police Department and representing HAPCOA was Tony Chapa, Executive Director of HAPCOA.  Both Joe and Tony spoke before the “Gallery” security force of 90+ members.

The presentation covered the relationship that HNLEA has with the growing Hispanic community in Prince Georges County and also the special Holiday Food Basket drive they hold each year that provides needed food items to over 1000 families.  In addition the relationship with HAPCOA was discussed and the mission and focus of the two organizations as they work together in support of Hispanic Law Enforcement in the National Capitol Region of Washington, DC.