Saturday, March 25, 2017

Best Practices in Community Policing Presentation


On March 23, 2017, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) jointly with the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA) and the United Black Police Officers Association (UBPOA) presented a Best Practices in Community Policing Program to several Mexican officials, as facilitators of the Police Professionalization Exchange Program for Mexico (PPEP).

PPEP is a program of the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), via the US Embassy in Mexico, designed to provide training and professional development to 3,800 police officials from Mexico over the next three years. The program’s curriculum offers participants direct exposure and access to US police professionals and experts. Its participants receive training and professional development through online lectures, training academies, professional study tours in the US, and a Mexico-based training institute administered by US law enforcement experts and professionals.

Professional study tours allow for focused dialogue and the sharing of knowledge between Mexican and US law enforcement practitioners about the evolution of modern policing and police systems. As well, Mexican and US participants have the unique opportunity to interact while analyzing their roles as law enforcement professionals within their respective communities, and to reflect on how to incorporate best practices and lessons learned.

The first professional study tour took place March 19 through March 25, bringing twenty executive level Mexican law enforcement officials to the United States. Concurrent programs in Jacksonville, FL and Little Rock, AR explored best practices for community policing, and then met in Washington, DC for a three-day Law Enforcement Summit to focus on Federal government efforts and partnerships to promote community involvement in law enforcement. HAPCOA, HNLEA and UBPOA look forward to continued work with the US State Department and our brothers in law enforcement across the globe in order to foster bridges of understandings.

Sunday, March 12, 2017




N.A.A.C.P. Office
 Prince George’s County Chapter
9201 Basil Court Largo MD
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

     I.         CALL TO ORDER (Joe Perez, Chapter President)

     II.         ROLL CALL (Thomas Boone, President
United Black Police Officers Association)


a. 2017 Symposium (Anthony Chapa, Executive Director HAPCOA)

b. DOJ Complaint (Boone/Perez)
·      President Bob Ross, NAACP
·      Updates - Ninety-Nine (99)
·      NAACP, ACLU, DOJ and Attorney General’s Office
·      DOJ Consent forms
·      Social Media
·      Questions

       IV.        New Business

·      Awards Banquet 2017


Date, Time, & Location to be determine

HAPCOA-NCR, HNLEA-NCR, UBPOA & APALA host the 16th Annual Christmas Food Basket Drive

16th Annual Christmas Food Drive for Needy Families

APALA & HAPCOA members with volunteer
Volunteers unload food trucks

The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association – National Capitol Region Chapter, along with members of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, the United Black Police Officers Association and the Association of Police Attaches of Latin American (APALA) joined forces and held its 16th Annual Christmas Food Basket drive for needy families on Friday, December 16, 2016.
HNLEA member set up food prep area
Members & volunteers unload food truck
This year’s event was held at a local apartment complex in Hyattsville, Maryland (just 15 minutes east of Washington, DC).  Despite cold sub-freezing temperatures hundreds of needy families lined up at 6am for bags of much needed food supplies.  Volunteer members of the hosting law enforcement organizations and volunteers from the local community loaded up food ‘baskets’ and then distributed them to the families.  Each bag was loaded with donated food staples provided by the noted law enforcement organizations and local grocery merchants like MEGA MART.
Over 1,200 bags of much needed food items were shared with members of the Latino community.  Local Spanish language radio stations provided press coverage.
On site and organizing the event was HAPCOA NCR Chapter President Captain Joe Perez (Prince Georges County Police Department).  Also attending and representing HAPCOA were Richard Rosa, National 1st Vice President, National Sgt at Arms Manny Ovalle and Executive Director Anthony Chapa.