Wednesday, December 31, 2014
HAPCOA INVITED TO COMMENT ON NLEOMF 2014 OFFICER FATALIES REPORT
(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: http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/reports/Preliminary-2014-Officer-Fatalities-Report.pdf
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
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.
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.
|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
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