Dear Members, Sponsors and Colleagues,
It is a great honor to serve you as the 31st National President of the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA).
The past two years have been very challenging and the changes around us—whether social, political, technological, economic or otherwise—require that we navigate through new and increasingly complex landscapes, which profoundly impact the organizations for which we work, our communities, and the law enforcement profession at large. In many instances, we are responsible to help shape these new landscapes.
As National President working along with National Board Members, I commit to our membership our continued support of several National Law Enforcement Associations and Organizations, to include the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA), Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA), National Coalition of Latino Officers (NCLO), Latin American Law Enforcement Association (LA LAY/LAPD), National Latino Law Enforcement Organization (NLLEO), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Global Alliance of Hispanic Law Enforcement Professionals (GAHLEP/NYPD), Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE), The Latino Coalition, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), National Asian Peace Officer’s Association (NAPOA), the Association of Police Attaches of Latin America (APALA) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), among others.
I’m proud of HAPCOA’s successes over the past few years, particularly in providing opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors, introducing innovative symposium programming and topics, and providing professional development and outreach opportunities. In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives, as well as events held in collaboration with local chapters. I’m especially excited about our 2022 National Symposium to be held in Los Angeles, California this coming November.
Thank you to our members for your continued participation and enthusiasm in our professional community, and sponsors for your incredible support. Finally, I’d like to give special recognition and appreciation to our local chapter leadership, National Board Members and our Executive Director, for their tireless work on behalf of HAPCOA. Thank you all!
Wishing you a great and successful 2022 and I look forward to hopefully seeing you in Los Angeles.
Stephen M. Noguera
Special Agent, US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
President HAPCOA National Board