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HAPCOA Hosts National Law Enforcement Training Symposium in Los Angeles

November 23, 2022

(Los Angeles) The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association hosted its National Law Enforcement Training Symposium in Los Angeles this past November 14-17, 2022, at the Omni Hotel and at the California Endowment Center. This year’s training theme was “Policing in a Multicultural Society”. A special thank you goes out to the HAPCOA Los Angeles Chapter for its support, planning, and organization in hosting this year’s National Law Enforcement Training Symposium.

This year’s national training event included Keynote speakers, training sessions, special presentations, roundtable discussions and the famed HAPCOA Aguila Award luncheon. This event was the first gathering of HAPCOA members since COVID began.

Also, this was the first meeting of the HAPCOA membership to elect and to swear-in its National Board. The 2023 elected HAPCOA National Board will consist of:
Don Tijerina, Chief, Southside ISD, San Antonio, National President
Stephen Noguera, Supervisory Special Agent (retired), NCIS, Immediate Past-President
Ivan Acosta, Deputy Assistant Director, NCIS, 1st Vice President
Steve Reyna, Lt, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio, 2nd Vice President
Mary Ruiz, Supervisory Special Agent, IRS-CID (retired), 3rd Vice President
Reuben Ramirez, Assistant Chief, Dallas Police Department, 4th Vice President
Clarence Jorif, Senior Special Agent (retired), US Secret Service, Treasurer
Eric Moncayo, Deputy Assistant Commissioner (retired), CBP, Secretary
Jacobo Negron, Captain, Harvard University Police Department, Parliamentarian
Manny Ovalle, Ombudsman (retired), US Secret Service Uniformed Division, Sargent at Arms
Teresa Ramon, Chief, Judson ISD, San Antonio, President-Emeritus
Anthony Chapa, Assistant Director (retired), US Secret Service, Executive Director
Mary Cox, Symposium Coordinator

The HAPCOA Diamond Level Sponsor, AXON, sponsored a special training session entitled “Moonshot for Policing in a Multicultural Environment” which challenged us to be creative, visionary, and willing to take on policing in a multicultural environment with courage. All were invited to receive a free copy of the book The End of Killing , by Rick Smith, Founder & CEO of AXON by sending an email to: RICK@AXON.COM

The HAPCOA National Board also announced that the 2023 National Law Enforcement Training Symposium will be held in San Antonio, Tx, November 13-16, 2023. Please save the date as we also celebrate our 50th year as the largest oldest and largest association in the US of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state, school, university, and federal levels.

Executive Director Tony Chapa, NCIS Director Omar Lopez (Keynote) and HAPCOA VP Ivan Acosta
Executive Director Tony Chapa, NCIS Director Omar Lopez (Keynote) and HAPCOA VP Ivan Acosta
Judge Lucy Armendariz swears in the 2023 HAPCOA Elected National Board
Plans announced to create a new HAPCOA chapter in the CA Inland Empire & Palm Springs
Plans announced to create a new HAPCOA chapter in the CA Inland Empire & Palm Springs
HAPCOA Members attend training course
HAPCOA Members attend training course
HAPCOA welcomes supporting members from the Dominican Republic and Panama
HAPCOA welcomes supporting members from the Dominican Republic and Panama
HAPCOA 2023 National President Chief Don Tijerina addresses closing ceremony

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