Back to news

HAPCOA Opens New Chapter in Atlanta

February 28, 2017

(Atlanta)   Active HAPCOA members located in the Atlanta, Georgia region petitioned the HAPCOA National Board in January 2017 to begin a new Chapter.

The HAPCOA National Board voted unanimously to support the opening of our newest chapter since the creation of the HAPCOA Panama Chapter.  To form a new chapter at least five active members must petition the National Board and request permission to begin the process of forming a new HAPCOA Chapter who will meet the requirements of a Chapter as outlined within the Bylaws and also meets the non-profit status requirements.

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 HAPCOA members in the Atlanta area were, hosted by Deputy Chief Gina Hawkins of the Clayton County Police Department, and as prescribed by the HAPCOA bylaws, met and appointed an interim Chapter board.  These members include:

Atlanta Chapter President
Yessyka Santana
Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General – Investigation Services

1st VP
Juan M. Grullón
Deputy Chief of Police
Brookhaven Police Department

2nd VP
Gina Hawkins
Deputy Chief of Police
Clayton County Police Department

3rd VP
Oscar Hernandez
Atlanta Field Office

4th VP
Fidel Espinoza
Police Lieutenant
Dunwoody Police Department

Renan Lopez de Azua
Police Lieutenant
Brookhaven Police Department

Sergeant at Arms
Edye Palma
Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Captain Finn H. Ahlberg
Kennesaw State University Police Department
CIS – Criminal Investigations Section

HAPCOA applauds the efforts of our Atlanta area members.

HAPCOA Atlanta Chapter members from left to right: Fidel, Gina, Juan, Yessyka, Edye, and Renan (Finn and Oscar are not pictured).

Recent Articles

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


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