November 22, 2015
NOV 2015 – LFL/LEE & HAPCOA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
The Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) conducted its 42nd annual conference and training symposium in San Antonio, Texas during the period of 16-20 November 2015. National Youth Representative Cynthia Garcia addressed the delegates during the Aquila Awards Banquet and following her remarks presented a plaque to HAPCOA President Don Tijerina in recognition of the organization’s support for Law Enforcement Exploring.
A highlight of the conference was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Learning for Life (LFL) and the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) with regard to promoting Law Enforcement Exploring (LEE) program opportunities in a manner that reflects the mission, objectives and core values of each organization. HAPCOA and LFL will work together to increase the participation of young men and women in Law Enforcement Exploring.
HAPCOA, established in 1973, is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. With members in hundreds of agencies across the United States and Puerto Rico, many of whom are active in local chapters, HAPCOA is a national organization with local presence.
Through HAPCOA, chiefs of police, sheriffs and police superintendents from around the country are committed to meeting the challenges of selectiHAPCOA_LFL NYR Garcia presenting LEE plaque to HAPCO President Tijerinaon, promotion and retention of Hispanic American men and women in professional law enforcement and the criminal justice system. The members of HAPCOA work diligently to address the concerns of their respective communities and improve community relations through the implementation of innovative, state-of-the art training and educational programs.