(Baltimore) The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) has signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Global Alliance of Hispanic Law Enforcement Professionals (GAHLEP).  The MOU was signed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, during the 45th Annual National Law Enforcement Training Symposium held in Baltimore, MD.

The GAHLEP is a professional organization that supports the NYPD and the greater Hispanic Community.  The mission of GAHLEP is to improve the individual and collective proficiency of their members in the performance of their duties and to encourage fraternal, educational, charitable and social activities among their members.

Signing the MOU on behalf of HAPCOA was National President Rich Rosa and signing on behalf of GAHLEP was NYPD Sgt Johnny R. Nunez, its Founder and National President.  Witnessing the signing were NYPD Deputy Chief Manuel De La Rosa and HAPCOA National Vice President Stephen Noguera.

GAHLEP supported the HAPCOA National Training Symposium by providing the Aguila Award Luncheon Keynote Speaker:  Deputy Chief Manuel De La Rosa (retired), NYPD Transit Bureau.  GAHLEP also provided most of the raffle items to include a red boxing glove and fight poster signed by famed Panamanian Boxer Roberto Duran.

HAPCOA looks forward to working with GAHLEP as it follows its mission of “Empowering the Future of Law Enforcement” by assisting law enforcement, criminal justice and community organizations nationwide in their efforts to recruit, train and promote qualified Hispanic American men and women committed to a career in the criminal justice arena and to the communities in which they serve and protect.

Signing of the MOU between HAPCOA and GAHLEP during the Aguila Award Luncheon. Seated are Johnny Nunez, President of GAHLEP and Rich Rosa, President of HAPCOA.  Standing is NYPD Deputy Chief Manual De La Rosa and HAPCOA VP Stephen Noguera.

GAHLEP members pose with the HAPCOA 2018 Aguila Statue Award winner SAIC Hector Hernandez of the US Secret Service.