HAPCOA News

 

Apr
2

Promotion of Don Tijerina to Captain, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

Bexar County Sheriff Susan L. Pamerleau (San Antonio, TX) promoted Lt. Don Tijerina to the rank of Captain.  Captain Tijerina’s new assignment is to the Patrol Division, overseeing all of the West Patrol Operations with the Sheriff’s Office.  This promotion for Captain Tijerina marks a successful 21-year career in Law Enforcement with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in which he has served in almost every division in the Sheriff's Office including the distinction of being the only Lieutenant to serve as Commander of the Internal Affairs Division. Captain Tijerina is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and retired from the United States Air Force and Reserves with more that 20 year's of service. Captain Tijerina is slso very active in the local Deputy Sheriff's Association having served on the Board of Directors and assisted in negotiating the agencies Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Sheriff Susan Pamerleau honored Captain Tijerina during the ceremonial presentation by recognizing his accomplishments to include being a member of HAPCOA, with special mention that he will become the National President of HAPCOA for the year 2015.


Pictured are Bexar County Sheriff Pamerleau, newly promoted Captain Tijerina and Chief Deputy Sheriff Manuel Longoria.

Captain Tijerina currently serves on the HAPCOA National Board of Directors as its 1st Vice President.  Long time HAPCOA member and Bexar County Sheriff Chief Deputy Manuel Longoria pinned on Don’s Captain bars.  Chief Deputy Longoria is a senior member of HAPCOA with over 45 years of Law Enforcement experience.

 
 
Apr
1

HAPCOA Presents NLEOMF Memorial Tribute to Sgt VANN

(San Antonio)  Members of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), National Board of Directors and members of the San Antonio Chapter, presented Sgt Yvonne Vann, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, with copies of a National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) video tribute created in memory of her late husband Sgt Kenneth Vann, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.  This is the first video tribute project that HAPCOA has participated in with more to follow.  Sgt Kenneth Vann was awarded the 2011 HAPCOA Medal of Valor – posthumously.


Presenting the NLEOMF Video Tribute to Sgt Yvonne Vann, HAPCOA members:  Javier Pena, Pete Perez, Xavier Morales, Paul Chapa, Yvonne Vann, Angel Vasquez, Jr., Amadeo Ortiz, Tony Chapa and Albert Mireles.

Presenting the NLEOMF video tribute included HAPCOA Board Members:  Xavier Morales, National President; Anthony Chapa, Executive Director; Paul Chapa, Immediate Past President; and Javier Pena, Director Emeritus. Also present were San Antonio Chapter members: Sheriff Amadeo Ortiz (retired), Assistant Chief Pete Perez (Trinity University), Angel Vasquez, Jr (TDCJ Parole Division-retired), and Albert Mireles (VFW, Post 76 Commander). The presentation was made at the VFW Post 76, San Antonio, TX.

This video tribute is part of the NLEOMF Recorded Memorial Tribute Program (http://www.recordedmemorialtribute.com/).  A team of professional researchers, scriptwriters, voice actors and recording engineers developed these tributes.  Each tribute is professionally produced to honor and celebrate the lives of fallen heroes whose service and sacrifice is honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

Soon the Video Tribute created in the memory of Sgt Kenneth VANN will appear on the NLEMOF web page: http://www.nleomf.org/officers/recorded-memorial-tribute/

HAPCOA wishes to support additional video tribute projects with the support of the communities it serves nationwide. HAPCOA is a proud sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund video tribute program

For additional information contact:  Tony Chapa, Executive Director, HAPCOA, 202 664-4461.

 
 
Mar
28

Letter from the Secretary of Homeland Security

 
 
Mar
18

Advisory: Death of LAPD's First Latina Policewoman

From LAPD Headquarters

Death of First LAPD Latina Policewoman

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department extends its condolences for the passing of Josephine Serrano Collier, the first Latina policewoman.

Prior to joining LAPD, like many World War II era women, Josephine Serrano, as she was known at the time, was part of the country’s war efforts and worked for the Lockheed Corporation to help produce the P-38 Ventura fighter plane. After the war, she was forced to relinquish her job to returning servicemen.

On the advice of a friend, against her cultural traditions and family wishes, Josephine applied for one of the Department’s early groups of policewomen recruits. Out of 200 applicants, she was one of only nine to be hired and became a full-fledged LAPD officer on Oct. 1, 1946, at the age of 24. Though she faced many challenges because of her gender, ethnicity and prevailing cultural issues within the Department, Josephine worked many assignments, including foot beats, vice, bunco, juvenile and the Lincoln Heights Jail. Her divisions included Hollenbeck and Central.

While serving in the Department, Josephine became Josephine Serrano Collier when she married fellow Officer Darwin “Jack” Collier. She raised three children: Suzanne, John Lee and David Scott and retired on Oct. 24, 1960 due to a back injury. After retirement, she worked briefly as a counselor for the L.A. Job Corp. When her husband retired, the couple moved to Idaho and took up cattle raising along the Snake River. Later, Josephine settled in Tucson, Ariz., where she passed away Feb. 25, 2014.

Chief Charlie Beck extends a heartfelt “thank you” to the Serrano Collier families for allowing Josephine to be part of the LAPD. “In great sadness but with the utmost gratitude, our Department thanks Josephine for her sacrifices and for breaking the lines that divided women from many assignments in the early history of LAPD,” said Chief Beck. “Those sacrifices and her commitment opened the door for many women and Latinas in the Department, setting the stage for future generations.”

“The path for my success and other women of the LAPD is paved with the courage of Josephine Serrano and others like her,” said Assistant Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur, Office of Administrative Services. “This Department will be forever grateful.”

The Los Angeles Police Department extends our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Josephine Serrano Collier and thanks her for dedication, service and commitment to our great Department.
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Mar
10

A message from 2014 National Board President – Xavier Morales

Hola Amigos,

I would like to update you on HAPCOA’s National Board activities since our symposium last November.  We have finalized negotiations with the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio for our 2014 National Training Symposium to be held the week of December 1-5, 2014.  I think all of you planning to attend this year’s symposium will be pleased with our selection to have our 41st annual event at the historic St. Anthony Hotel (http://www.thestanthonyhotel.com/). 

I am also excited to announce we are putting together a varied curriculum with emphasis on mental health.  Therefore, we have chosen CALL FOR HELP – DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS? as this year’s 2014 National Training Symposium theme.  This theme especially hits home for me because one of my best friends, my colleague, committed suicide a year and a half ago.  Trust me, there isn’t a day goes by I don’t ask myself if I missed a “Call for Help”.  I actually called my friend and left him a voice mail message that morning before he did the unthinkable.  Did you know that in 2012, 126 law enforcement officers committed suicide?  In addition, law enforcement officers commit suicide one to five times more frequently than other occupations.  I think too many times we in law enforcement feel we can handle any situation and this could never happen to us or anyone we know, but I ask you – “Do You Know the Signs?”  I don’t think enough attention/discussion is given to this topic and that is why at the 2014 Symposium we are going to dedicate time and education/classes to ensure you as managers have a better understanding as to what drives an individual to contemplate this horrific act and what steps can be taken to potentially stop this from happening again.

On a separate topic, we are honored to announce retired SAIC Javier Pena, DEA (Houston) and retired Uniformed Division Officer Manny Ovalle, U.S. Secret Service, Washington, DC have accepted appointed positions on HAPCOA’s National Board as Director Emeritus and Director at Large respectively.  In these roles, both Javier and Manny will represent HAPCOA at official events, attend board meetings, support on going HAPCOA projects and offer help with fund raising events and membership activities.

As part of our efforts to keep up with technology, I encourage everyone to visit our updated HAPCOA website and view the latest information regarding the 2014 Symposium, job postings and latest HAPCOA news.  As a reminder, if you know someone of Hispanic descent who is a Law Enforcement Explorer and who planning to attend college, demonstrates leadership qualities and volunteers service in their community please encourage them to apply for the HAPCOA Law Enforcement Explorer Scholarship.  Also active HAPCOA members (and members of their immediate family) may apply for the HAPCOA Scholarship.  Please ensure anyone applying meets the Award Criteria as listed on the website and completes the requested information no later than August 1, 2014.

In closing, I encourage you to continue your efforts in identifying the next generation of Hispanic leaders in law enforcement and support them in achieving their highest potential.

Thank you for your continued support.
Xavier

Xavier Morales
2014 National Board President

 
 
Jan
29

2014 FBI Honors Internship Program

Download the attached flyer here


 
 
Dec
23
 
Dec
4

Take the The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Survey

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is conducting research to determine how e-learning methodologies are currently being used to support law enforcement (LE) specific training and whether there is a need for an Online Campus for LE specific training that is accessible anywhere and at any time.

Please take a few minutes to assist us in our research efforts.  The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and your prompt response would be greatly appreciated. 

Please provide your response by December 20, 2013.

Survey Link: FLETC Online Campus Needs Assessment

If you have any problems accessing the survey or have questions about the survey, please email sean.mccue@fletc.dhs.gov for assistance.

Sincerely,

Connie L. Patrick
Director

 
 
Dec
2
 
Nov
6
 
Oct
22

LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS SAY EXPANDED BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASERS CRITICAL TO PUBLIC AND OFFICER SAFETY

AMBUSHES LEADING CAUSE OF OFFICER FIREARM FATALITIES FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW

Philadelphia, PA – At a press conference today at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations, emphasized the need to expand background checks for firearm purchasers, warning of the dangers to public and officer safety when guns are sold without background checks. Law enforcement leaders also expressed grave concerns that ambushes of police have risen dramatically and for the last two years in a row have been the leading cause of officer firearm fatalities. 

“We in law enforcement are on the front lines, and we see the unacceptable toll gun violence takes in communities across America -- every single day,” said Baltimore, MD Police Chief Jim Johnson, who Chairs the Partnership. “That includes law enforcement officers who are increasingly the targets of gun violence. In 2012 and as of mid-year 2013 – ambushes have been the leading cause of officer firearm fatalities. This is an alarming phenomenon that we cannot allow to continue.”

In 2012, the number of officers killed by gunfire in ambushes jumped to 15, up from five in 2011, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. As of mid-year 2013, seven of the 17 officers killed by gunfire were targeted in ambushes. In 2011, for the first time in 14 years, firearms were the number one cause of death for officers killed in the line of duty, and gunfire continues to be a leading cause of officer fatalities. 

“Gun violence is killing us – citizens and law enforcement alike. There are more than 30 Americans killed by firearms everyday. This madness has to stop,” said Philadelphia, PA Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the host Chief for IACP’s conference who opened the press conference. “We must do all we can to keep guns out of dangerous hands by ensuring that we require background checks on all gun purchasers.” Commissioner Ramsey also serves as President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), two member organizations of the Partnership. 

The 1968 Gun Control Act prohibits anyone from possessing a firearm if he or she is a convicted felon, under indictment, a fugitive from justice, an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance, an illegal alien, adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the military, or has renounced U.S. citizenship. The Act was later amended to include those under a restraining order for, or convicted of a crime of domestic violence.  Currently, the Brady Law requires background checks for firearms purchased through federally licensed dealers. However, no background checks are required for firearms purchased in private sales, such as at gun shows or over the Internet. 

“Up to 40 percent of firearm purchases are private, and thus do not require a check under federal law,” said Chief Johnson. “That’s like permitting 40 percent of passengers to board an airplane without going through airport security.

Noting that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Chief Johnson said, “Those convicted of domestic violence offenses or under a domestic violence restraining order are prohibited from possessing firearms, but because we do not require background checks at all transaction points, they are still able to get guns, and the results are tragic.”

“Background checks work and have stopped more than two million prohibited purchases since 1994, when the Brady Law took effect,” said Wellesley, MA Police Chief Terry M. Cunningham, 4th Vice President of IACP. As law enforcement professionals, we know countless lives have been saved because background checks thwarted those two million purchases. It is obvious we can save so many more lives if we expand background checks to all sales.”

“Large or small, urban, suburban or rural, gun violence impacts communities all across America. Law enforcement is united in the fight to prevent gun violence,” said Pittsburgh, PA Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant, Immediate Past President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). “We are speaking out as public safety professionals because we know background checks save lives,” she added.

The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership) lepartnership.org is an alliance of the nation’s law enforcement leadership organizations concerned about the unacceptable level of gun violence in the United States. The Partnership is working to address the pervasive nature of gun violence and its horrific impact on community and officer safety. The Partnership is comprised of:

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA)
Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA)
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Police Foundation (PF) 



www.lepartnership.org
info@lepartnership.org

 
 
Oct
7

HISPANIC AMERICAN POLICE COMMAND OFFICERS ASSOCIATION - 2013 HAPCOA AGUILA AWARDS LUNCHEON

Location:  Sheraton Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Event date:  November 19, 2013

HAPCOA, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, established in 1973, is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. With members in agencies from across the United States and Puerto Rico, many of whom are active in local chapters, HAPCOA is a national organization with a local presence.

This year HAPCOA celebrates its 40th anniversary with its Annual National Training Symposium set for November 18-21, 2013 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. 

At this year’s symposium HAPCOA will hold its annual Aguila Awards Luncheon and will present its highest national recognition awards.  The 2013 Aguila Awards Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 19th at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel from 11am to 1pm. Providing the keynote address at this year’s Aguila Awards Luncheon will be Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, US Army (retired).

This year’s award categories include: 

THE HAPCOA AGUILA STATUE AWARD

This award is the highest form of recognition provided by HAPCOA for exceptional contributions by an individual or an organization in support of HAPCOA’s mission and goals. Nominees exemplify the highest levels of concern for Public Safety and embody the principals on which HAPCOA was founded to promote. 

The 2013 HAPCOA Aguila Statue Award winner is Jose "Joe" Bañales, Assistant Chief of Police, San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio, TX.

 

THE HAPCOA GOLD MEDAL OF VALOR

The Gold Medal of Valor Award: presented to an individual, who while on official duty, performed beyond the call, exemplifying courage and boldness. 

The 2013 HAPCOA Gold Medal of Valor Award winner is Lisa Castellano, Sergeant, Detention Division, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio, TX.

 

THE HAPCOA SILVER MEDAL FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE

The Silver Medal for Meritorious Service: presented to an individual, who has performed meritorious work in law enforcement.

 

The 2013 HAPCOA Silver Medal for Meritorious Service winners include:

  • Maria del Carmen Perez, Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge, Miami Field Office.
  • David Ortega, Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Quantico, VA.
  • Juan Vargas, Otto Fernandez and Delfin Alvarez, Postal Inspectors, US Postal Inspection Service, Miami, FL.

 

THE HAPCOA BRONZE MEDAL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Bronze Medal for Community Service: presented to an individual who has contributed to the civic projects or programs, which have resulted in the betterment of the community. 
These awards are presented annually to individuals, agencies, or departments nationwide in recognition for promoting a standard of excellence that exemplifies law enforcement’s contributions and dedication to the quality of life in local communities. This Awards Program helps law enforcement agencies nationwide and the communities they serve by redefining the concept of law enforcement and how it is routinely performed.

 

The 2013 HAPCOA Bronze Medal for Community Service winners include:

  • Philip “Tony” Cox, Special Agent in Charge, Naval Criminal Investigative Services, Honolulu, HI.
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 6th Field Investigations Squadron, Yokota Air Force Base, Japan.
  • Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 2nd Field Investigations Region, Operating Location-Bravo, Davis-Monthan, Air Force Base, Arizona.

THE HAPCOA PRESIDENT’S AWARD

New this year is the awarding of the HAPCOA Presidents Award.  This recognition award is presented to an individual or organization that has provided support, direction and guidance to the HAPCOA National President.

The 2013 HAPCOA President’s Award will be presented to:

  • Major General Alfred “Freddy” Valenzuela, US Army (retired), San Antonio, TX
  • Paul Magallanes, President/CEO, MAI Associates, Thousand Oaks, CA

In addition, HAPCOA sponsors will be recognized for their support, contributions and donations.  This year’s major sponsors include:

  • Motorola
  • Verizon
  • Harris Communications
  • American Military University
  • The Armand Hammer Foundation
  • Davila Construction, San Antonio, TX 

To achieve its vision, HAPCOA follows its mission to "empower 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.

The 2013 HAPCOA National President is Paul J. Chapa, Chief of Police, Assistant Vice President Public Safety-Enterprise Risk Management, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

For additional information regarding HAPCOA, its National Aguila Awards Program and its 40th Annual National Training Symposium visit: www.hapcoa.org/annual-symposium

Anthony Chapa
Executive Director

 
 
Oct
1

Leadership Roundtable - Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HAPCOA is pleased to again present the LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE at this years Symposium. In the past this program was always one of our most highly rated and best attended events. This year HAPCOA will bring together several of its senior members to discuss our Symposium theme: “The Changing Face of Law Enforcement Leadership: HAPCOA at the Crossroads”.

Senior HAPCOA members comprising this year’s roundtable include:

  • Amadeo Ortiz, former Sheriff, Bexar County, TX
  • Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Austin, TX
  • Richard Garcia, Assistant Director in Charge ®, FBI, Los Angeles, CA
  • Javier Pena, Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Houston, TX
  • Manny Ovalle, Lieutenant ®, Secret Service-UD, Washington, DC
  • Albert Ortiz, Lieutenant, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, CA

This year’s panel moderator:Dr. Dianna Carmenaty, M.P.A., PhD., San Antonio, TX

Dr. Carmenaty is the President of C3 Creating Catalyst for Change. Dianna is a retired San Antonio Police Officer with over 28 years of experience as a Patrol Officer. She also serves on several law enforcement advisory committees and Boards of Directors. In addition Dr. Carmenaty served as the President of the San Antonio Police Department Hispanic Police Officers Organization.

To register for the Symposium, visit http://hapcoa.org/symposium-registration

 
 
Sep
19
 
Aug
6

Independent Study Course: Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats (IS-915)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released an online independent study course titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats (IS-915).  The one-hour course was developed by the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI), Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Agency, critical infrastructure owners and operators, and other Federal and state agencies.

Designed for critical infrastructure employees and stakeholders, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats enhances awareness of the potential threats to critical infrastructure from malicious actions taken by those inside the organization.  The course also provides guidance on how to identify insider threats to critical infrastructure and an overview of common characteristics and indicators associated with malicious insiders.

This is the sixth independent study course in the Critical Infrastructure Security Awareness Series developed by the DHS/IP and offered to government and private sector stakeholders through FEMA/EMI.  The content covers a range of topics including: defining insider threat; the scope and impact of insider threats; and identifying actions that can be taken against insider threats.  The course can be found by visiting www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-915.

EMI offers more than 150 independent study courses designed for the general public, as well as courses specifically focused on emergency management.  All courses are free to those who qualify for enrollment.  To get a complete listing of all EMI independent study offerings, visit: http://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.asp?page=all .

To access this course directly, follow this link: http://emilms.fema.gov/IS0915/index.htm.

 
 
Jul
30

2013 Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Explorer Scholarship Award Winner

IRVING, Texas, July 22, 2013 - Zoe Anaya, Explorer Post 2906, sponsored by the Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix, AZ, has been selected to receive the 2013 Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Explorer Scholarship Award.

Read the full Press Release: http://hapcoa.org/templates/files/scn-0030.pdf

 
 
Apr
16

Henry Cisneros will be the keynote speaker at HAPCOA’s Symposium in San Antonio, Texas

Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and current chair of National Hispanic University’s advisory board, will be the keynote speaker at HAPCOA’s 40th Anniversary Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on November 19th.

Mr. Cisneros began his career serving three terms as a city council member before becoming the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, he was appointed by President Clinton to be the HUD secretary, where he was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies that contributed to achieving the nation’s highest-ever home ownership rate. 

 
 
Feb
26

HAPCOA Members Promoted

HAPCOA’s 2012 Aguila Award winner, Special Agent in Charge Victor Erevia, Presidential Protection Division, was recently selected for promotion to the position of Assistant Director, Office of Protective Operations, US Secret Service.  Assistant Director Erevia will oversea all executive protection operations to include the President’s Detail, the Vice President’s Detail, the White House Complex, the Uniformed Division, former President Details and Foreign Heads of State visits to the United States.

HAPCOA member Special Agent in Charge Nelson Garabito, Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division, was recently selected for promotion to the position of Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Investigations, US Secret Service.

HAPCOA Past President and NCIS Special Agent Philip ‘Tony’ Cox was selected as the Special Agent in Charge for the Hawaii Field Office.  His area of responsibility will encompass the Hawaiian Islands and the US Territory of Guam. 

 
 
Jan
21

HAPCOA Leadership at the White House

Anthony Chapa, HAPCOA Exec. Director, Mayor Castro and Paul Chapa, HAPCOA President at the White House prior to the Inaugural Festivities

 
 
Jan
18

San Antonio Christmas Dinner and New Board Members

 
 
Dec
13

Congressional Badge of Bravery online application system opens Dec 14th at 8:00 am (ET).

Download the PDF for more details.

 
 
Dec
13

2013 HAPCOA Scholarship Application

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2013 MUST BE POSTMARKED OR EMAILED BY May 01, 2013.

 
 
Dec
1

Help to Federal employees experiencing major loss due to a declared natural disaster

Help to Federal employees experiencing major loss due to a declared natural disaster may apply for a grant from the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund. Please visit the following website for details and an application:

 
 
Jun
20

National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
www.calea.org

CALEA’s mission is to provide a credentialing service through the use of professionally recognized standards for law enforcement agencies, public safety communication centers, and public safety training academies. Agencies participate in a voluntary accreditation process demonstrating excellence in management and service delivery. Contact: Syl Daughtry (703) 352-4225

Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association
www.hapcoa.org

The mission of HAPCOA is to empower 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. HAPCOA also seeks to promote and develop Hispanics in law enforcement and to serve as and advocate for Hispanic law enforcement issues. Contact: Anthony Chapa at achapa@hapcoa.org 

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
www.iaclea.org

IACLEA’s mission is to advance public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy and professional development. Contact: Chief Michael Webster (410) 857-2202

International Association of Chiefs of Police
www.theiacp.org

The IACP mission is to advance professional police services; promote enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices; foster cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations of recognized professional and technical standing throughout the world. Contact: Nancy Turner (703) 836-6767

Major Cities Chiefs Association
www.majorcitieschiefs.org

The mission of the Major Cities Chiefs Association is to provide a unique forum for urban police, sheriffs and other law enforcement chief executives to discuss common problems and exchange crime-fighting strategies, as well as participate in executive training, research, and criminal justice policy development. Contact: Chief James Johnson (410) 887-4925

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
www.noblenatl.org

NOBLE’s mission is to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action. Contact Jessie Lee (703) 658-1529

National Organization of Women Law Enforcement Executives
www.nawlee.org

NAWLEE’s mission is to promote the ideals and principles of women executives in law enforcement; to conduct training seminars to train and educate women executives in enforcement including but not limited to the areas of leadership, management and administration; to provide a forum for the exchange of information concerning law enforcement and generally fostering effective law enforcement. Contact: Chief Kathy Perez (240) 216-0401.

Police Executive Research Forum
www.policeforum.org

PERF, with a membership of progressive police executives from the largest city, county, and state law enforcement agencies, is dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research and involvement in public policy debate. Contact: Chris Koper (202) 466-7820

Police Foundation
www.policefoundation.org

The Police Foundation seeks to advance efficient, effective, and humane policing that operates within the framework of democratic principles and the highest ideals of the nation. To accomplish our mission, we work closely with law enforcement agencies and practitioners, government agencies, scholars, and policy makers to develop and evaluate innovative programs, strategies, training, and technology to address the full range of police administrative and operational concerns. Contact: Mary Malina (202) 833-1460