Wednesday, December 31, 2014



(Washington, DC)  On December 30, 2014, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released its Preliminary 2014 Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report.  A complete copy of this report can be found at the NLEOMF website:

HAPCOA Executive Director Anthony Chapa was invited by the NLEOMF to comment on this report at the steps of the National Law Enforcement Memorial site before the cameras of Telemundo and award winning journalist and National Correspondent Lori Montenegro.

Law Enforcement fatalities in the U.S. rose 24% in 2014, reversing what had been two years of dramatic declines in line of duty deaths.  According to the NLEOMF report, 126 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty, compared to 102 in 2013.  Of this number 15 of our fallen offices were Latinos.

The focus of the Telemundo interview was the number of law enforcement officer fatalities nationwide of which firearms-related fatalities spiked 56% while ambush attacks on officers remained the leading cause of felonious deaths. 


Saturday, December 20, 2014

HAPCOA NCR, HNLEA NCR, UBPOA, APALA Chapters Holds 14th Annual Christmas Basket Giveaway

HAPCOA NCR, HNLEA NCR, UBPOA, APALA Chapters Holds 14th Annual Christmas Basket Giveaway

(Langley Park, MD)  On Friday, December 19, 2014 the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association - National Capitol Region Chapter (NCR) in association with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, the United Black Officers’ Association and the Association of Police Attaché’s of Latin America, held its 14th Annual Christmas Basket giveaway.  The event was held at the Prince Georges County Community Policing Building located in the heart of the Hispanic community in Langley Park, Maryland.

The event drew over 1000 area residences that lined up to receive a bag full of groceries donated by local merchants and assembled by volunteers.  This event was recognized by HAPCOA at its Annual Aguila Awards Luncheon in 2014 with the awarding of its Bronze Medal for Community Service.


UBPOA President, Thomas Boone

HNLEA Executive Director, Luis Rodriguez

Lt. Alex Maldonado and Lt. Shawn Davenport

El Zol's Diamond Boy Luis and Dendry Aguilar

HAPCOA NCR members, members of the Prince Georges County Police Department, members of the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Department and others Police Agencies were present and worked with local volunteers to assemble, fill, and distribute hundred of food bags for needy members of the community.  Present representing the HAPCOA National Board were 3rd VP Richard Rosa and Executive Director Anthony Chapa.

HAPCOA-NCR Treasurer, Alex Maldonado and HAPCOA National Executive Director, Anthony Chapa

HNLEA Executive Director, Luis Rodriguez and HAPCOA National 3rd Vice President, Rich Rosa

Please visit the HAPCOA NCR twitter and web page for additional photos and more news regarding additional events supported by the Chapter during the holiday season.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

14th Annual Christmas Baskets for Families in Need

 Press Release

14th Annual Christmas Baskets for Families in Need

The Hispanic American Police Command Officers’ Association-National Capitol Region (HAPCOA-NCR), the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA), the United Black Police Officers’ Association (UBPOA), Association Police Attaché Latin America (APALA), El Zol 107.9 FM along with the Prince George’s County Police Department will be providing the community with food baskets for the holidays.  “As you know, families in need and individuals in our community go without proper food, clothing, and the day to day essentials due to a variety of factors including low wages, job loss, and injuries or illnesses. While we are all susceptible to hard times, women and children are at the most risk, and they make up the largest number of community members that we strive to help, “said HAPCOA-NCR President, Joe Perez.

Last year through the use of the Police Department’s facility, we were able to help over one thousand (1000) families with food baskets. This annual event, which will feature Spanish radio station El Zol 107.9, will be broadcast live from the Community Policing Services Building located at 8011 New Hampshire Avenue, Langley Park MD.
Anyone interested in donating to this great cause can drop off food at the PGPD Community Policing Services Building.

When:    December 19, 2014

Time:     6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where:  8011 New Hampshire Avenue
              Langley Park, MD