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The National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA)

The National Latino Peace Officers Association was founded in the early 1970’s by John Parraz, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and Vicente Calderon, California Highway Patrol, San Jose Office. Since then the organization has become one of the largest Latino Officer Association in America, with NLPOA Chapters across the Nation.

The goal of the National Latino Peace Officers Association is to promote equality and professionalism in law enforcement. The objectives of the organization are to create a fraternal/professional Association that provides its members and members of the community with career training; conferences and workshops to promote education and career advancement; mentoring; and a strong commitment to community service

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The NLPOA and The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter

 
The National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) is the largest national latino law enforcement association in the United States. The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter was chartered in the fall of 2014.
 
The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter is administered by an executive board, which consists of elected officers and a president. This executive board is responsible for implementing the goals of the NLPOA. The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter reports its activities to the National NLPOA, which holds regular conferences across the country. The NLPOA is involved in almost every aspect of the Criminal Justice System, and is not limited to law enforcement. By being involved, the NLPOA seeks to support its membership and the community. We are able to do this by being involved in three key areas: Our legislature. Our jobs. Our community.
 
Several officers from the HISD Police Department founded the NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter in 2014 after realizing what the NLPOA had to offer because of its multi-agency structure and community focus, and also being part of a national organization. As a part of its structure the NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter has started a Scholarship fund and commits to raising funds to assist the community in food and toy drives, and to help those less fortunate. Also, the chapter commits to addressing the need for Hispanic representation in NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter’s community, and the other surrounding agencies.
 
Most importantly, the chapter focuses on preparing our members to be ready for leadership opportunities that may develop within the law enforcement community! We do this by helping our members get access to training that may not otherwise be available to them. Also, the chapter looks to developing the same opportunities for Associate membership.
 
Finally, our chapter welcomes membership from all interested and supportive individuals that would like to get involved in NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter’s dynamic Hispanic law enforcement organization. We are a 501 ( c ) ( 3) non-profit organization!
 
Our Philosophy regarding youth and education has reinforced the important contributions that our cultural diversity provides this great nation.
 
The National Latino Peace Officers Association:
“HONORING FAMILY, EDUCATION, & COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE AND MENTORSHIP”