Save the date for the 50th Anniversary HAPCOA National Training Symposium
Nov. 13-16, 2023 in San Antonio TX at the Hotel Valencia!

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.

2023 National Training Symposium | San Antonio, TX

November 13-16, 2023

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



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