HAPCOA’s Annual Training Symposium will be cancelled due COVID related issues and restrictions on government travel. Please stay tuned for updates on next year’s Training Symposium which will be held in Los Angeles CA.

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 and serve as an advocate for Hispanic law enforcement issues. 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


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.

Command Members



The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) announces the winner of the 2019/2020 NationalRead More


(Washington, DC). HAPCOA was invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil, hosted byRead More


(Washington DC) The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA), in partnership with major NationalRead More