Empowering The Future of Law Enforcement

We assist in recruiting, training, mentoring and promoting qualified Hispanic American men and women in the criminal justice arena. Read more about our mission.

The Story Behind HAPCOA

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. Read More >

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Membership in HAPCOA is open to any individual involved in law enforcement, criminal justice or related fields of support.

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Our Values

Commitment
Professionalism
Cooperation
Service

Our Initiatives

Annual Symposium
Mentorship Program

The Impact

We provide professional development, networking opportunities, access to job opportunities, a forum for discussion of proposed legislation and regulations, a national voice to address concerns before legislative bodies, regulatory agencies and the courts, and much more.

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Chapters
300
Command Members

Sponsors

News


Chief Paul Chapa of the Trinity University Police Department was proud to announce that theyRead More

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HAPCOA Executive Director Tony Chapa and Immediate Past National President Don Tijerina attended the ProfessionalizingRead More

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HAPCOA Immediate Past National President Don Tijerina attended the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) CriminalRead More

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