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 Chapter Reports
 
Fresno County Chapter
February 04, 2015
Fresno County Chapter attends Si Se Puede Conference  
 
David Escobar, DEA Resident Agent In Charge; Ruben Diaz, NLPOA Fresno County President; Richard Orozco, District Attorney Investigations Commander
 
 
The Si Se Puede Conference at Fresno State University was well attended as in the past years. NLPOA Fresno County has participated for the last 6 years in this event. For the last 20 years the American Mexican Educators of Fresno County, Fresno State University and various Latino professionals come together for the benefit of our young Jr. High School and High School students in the Fresno and Madera Counties. The purpose of the event is to encourage the Latino Males to stay in school. The Latino Professionals tell their stories of how we succeeded in our careers facing the many challenges. Law Enforcement is one of the professions and seems to draw a lot of interest from the students. The students appreciate the time and effort the professionals contribute. Thank you to those Latino Professionals who take time from the busy schedules to work and mentor our youth.
Ruben Diaz
NLPOA Fresno County
Chapter
 
NLPOA Member 
 
 Gene Reyes, the First NLPOA Member

This past September, Gene Reyes, the first LPOA Member participated in the Senior Olympics in Hemet, California. Mr. Reyes won 8 medals (pictured above) in several running events, discus throw, shot put, and high jump; the medals consisted of 3 gold, 3 Silver and two Bronze. Not too shabby for a 76 years man who also bikes 10 miles a day and in the past has run numerous marathons! Gene holds true to the old adage "If you don't move, you won't!) Congratulations Gene NLPOA is proud of you!

 
 
 
 
 Coachella Valley Chapter
 

Merry Christmas from the Coachella Valley Chapter

 
Sacramento Chapter 
 

The Sacramento Chapter is now accepting scholarship applications from students in the Sacramento area. The deadline is March 31, 2015. If you know any deserving students please have them go to Sacramento Chapter Website and download a PDF application.

The Sacramento Chapter gives away between $5,000 to $10,000 worth of scholarships annually to students in the Sacramento Area.

www.SacramentoNLPOA.com

 
 
 Aurora Illinois Chapter
The Aurora Illinois Chapter is not accepting Scholarship Applications
 
 Aurora Scholarship Application 
 
 
 
 Houston Chapter
 
Houston Chapter, Giving at Thanksgiving! 
 
 
 Alameda Chapter
 
Steve Fajardo and Anna Chacon
First Annual Cigar Dinner Fundraiser, Alameda Chapter
 
 

 Tulare County Chapter
 

(Left to right), Ben Rodriguez, Sgt.at Arms; Richard Holguin, Vice President; Monique Alba, Treasure; Joe Gonzales, President and David Lopez, Secretary.

 
NLPOA Tulare County Central Valley Chapter meeting was held on October 29, 2014 at the Tarasco's Restaurant in Visalia. Present was NLPOA Founder, Kings County NLPOA Vice President Rick Burnias and Fresno County Chapter President Ruben Diaz.
(Top row), Joe Ortiz, Joe Diaz, Ruben Diaz, Joe Gonzalez, Ben Rodriguez, Vicente Calderon, David Lopez, and Richard Holguin, (Front row) Ralph Adiaz, Monique Alba, and Burnias and Zeke Guillen. 
 
 
 Seattle Chapter
 
Congrats to Magdalena Escobar, the 2014 NLPOA-Seattle Award Recipient! Magdalena has worked over 14 years in Community Corrections, has been involved in non-violence and substance abuse campaigns, and has led the Seattle Chapter the past several years as our President. Award Dinner Date/Place/Time TBA soon... 

 Las Vegas Chapter
 
 
Las Vegas Chapter
 
 North East Kansas Chapter
 
 North East Kansas Chapter
 
Dallas County Chapter
 

The Nlpoa Dallas County would like to thank the students and staff of Gabe P Allen Elementary Charter School for their heart felt gratitude!!

 
 Milwaukee Wisconsin Chapter
 
Alex Ayala, Milwaukee Wisconsin Chapter President
Received the "Community Champions Award" from Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin, October 9th, 2014.
 
 
 

Page City Manager Crystal Prentice has announced the appointment of Frank Balkcom Sr. as the new Chief of the Page Police Department. Following an in depth interview process, Balkcom was selected from a highly competitive pool of candidates, according to a release from the City Manager.  Balkcom is expected to begin work on November 10, 2014. A law enforcement veteran with more than 32 years of experience, Balkcom is currently a lieutenant in the Glendale Police Department.On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, I am delighted to welcome Lieutenant Balkcom to Page. I am confident he will serve our community well.”   - Crystal Prentice, Page City Manager

 
 Aurora Chapter
 
The Aurora Chapter was awarded this "trophy" in appreciation for their commitment to youth in their community
 
 Miami Dade Chapter
 
Jeff Mallow, (left) and Roddy Monsivais (right) with the Miami Dade Chapter donated $2,500to the WPPA Baseball 12U Cobras Blue Community Team.

 
 

 
Andrew P. Peralta, (left) NLPOA National President &
Eric Holder, United States Attorney General.
In September Mr. Peralta was invited to Washington DC to discuss current and real 
issues facing the U.S. and law enforcement. 
Now: NLPOA has a voice in Washington. 
Anyone wishing to hear about the trip to DC can contact Mr. Peralta.
 
 
 
Juan Ferreria, CA State President; Ricardo Suito, CA Executive Vice President; Victor Gonzalez, 1st CA Vice President Richard Jimenez, 2nd CA Vice President; Arturo Bautista, CA Northern Vice President Chuck Arellano, CA Central Vice President; Raquel Ochoa, CA Secretary Joe Howie, CA Treasurer; Brian Avera, CA Parliamentarian Carlos Cruz, CA Historian; Nina Medina, Sgt. At Arms Alan Alvarez, CA Past President
 (Photos)

 


Dallas County NLPOA Chapter
Providing School Supplies to Children

 

 

 Thank you NLPOA Alameda County Chapter President Joe Quintela and Vice President Robert Trevino for your work in making this happen. Thank you Chief Whent and OPD and thanks to all the chapters that came to show their support. Job well done!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 03, 2014

To: NLPOA Members;

From: Alameda County Chapter

Subject: Honorary Police Officer Emilio Marco Bejarano-Penn

Good day all;

I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to give you all a quick update on young Emilio Marco. On Aug 7, 2014 Emilio celebrate his 9th Birthday and we were invited to his Birthday Party.

Robert my VP and I attended Emilio’s Birthday bash, along with his family and friends. Other fellow (members) OPD Officers also arrived, to include even Stomper, the Oakland’s A’s mascot, Emilio’s favorite team made a special appearance there for Emilio.  It was a great day with pizza and ice cream.

OPD Officer Frank Bonifacio (OPD’s PIO) presented Emilio and his parents with a large 11x14 framed pictured of Emilio and his July 3,2014 graduating Academy. The entire Academy class had signed the boarders of the picture. It was an outstanding portrait.

With such sadness I would like to share with all of you, that tonight I was informed that we lost our fellow brother Honorary Police Officer Emilio Marco (Badge #8705) 9 years old, to his battle.

May the Lord place him in his ranks and have Emilio walk a beat. End of Watch Sept 03, 2014. Once OPD always OPD.

From the Alameda County Chapter we thank you all for your time, and may the Lord bless you all.

Joe C. Quintela, President


 

Federal and State Delegates, both Corrections and Police from Mexico.  
Myself, ( Andrew Peralta, NLPOA National President, center ), Antonio Rogriguez, Miguel Chavez, Sgt Ebneter and three other NLPOA Members, Mathew Zucker, Carlos Miranda and David Gloria gave them a tour of our Las Vegas Metro Detention Center.  
They were in town for a week long International Latino Gang Investigators Association (ILGIA) gang conference.


 
The gentlemen in the pic with me is Dr Sergio Perez, (left), the head of corrections in the state of Mexico. 


Photos from Dallas County



Fresno NLPOA

The Fresno Chapter in its fifth year of our Back To School program awarded Westside Elementary School, Five Points, CA school supplies, soccer balls, basketballs, rubber balls, binders, and a portable DVD player to start off their 2014 school year.

Ruben Diaz
Fresno Chapter














Jose "Ace" Acevedo, Miguel Cornejo, Roberto Hernandez, Alexander Ayala,
Danilo Cardenas and Efrain Cornejo. 







Fort Worth Board of Directors
Jerry Cedillo, Joe Pena Jr., Nichole Garcia, Nestor Martinez, Danny Maldonado,
Sandra Castillo, Charlie Ramirez , Armando Garza 






Orlando Police Chief John Mina and National Latino Peace Officers Association-Central Fl Chapter presents two well deserving scholarship recipients with $750 towards college. 

Congratulations, Ana Lucia Salmoran-Cruz and Michael A. Gentile!




ELA with the Dodgers


ELA with the Dodgers


Emilio Marco became an honorary member of the Oakland Police Department, July 3, 2014


President Joe Quintela with Emilio Marco Bejarano Penn and his dad Sasha Penn
after the Academy Graduation.


Nlpoa Alameda County Chapter Executive Board: Joe Quintela, Robert Trevino, Aida Ayala DuPree and Cynthia Vela along with NLPOA Northern CA Vice President Esteban Barragan, CA State Vice President Ricardo Suito, NLPOA Santa Clara County Joe Lopez, NLPOA Sonoma County Luis Ramirez with Emilio Marco Bejarano Penn and his parents, Berta Bejarano and Sasha Penn — with Aida Ayala DuPree.


Andrew Peralta, National President, Magdalena Escobar, Seattle Washington State President
and Gabe Morales.


Nice evening in Seattle -- with Gabe Morales, Andrew Peralta, Adrian Diaz and Yolanda Morales.


Emilio Marco

This young boy is Emilio Marco, he's 8 years old and he's terminally ill, with a brain tumor. His Mother is an Administer at Kaiser Hospital and a member and past President of their Latino Association. Emilio’s mother told us that Emilio always wanted to be a police officer. The Alameda Chapter decided to help;  Robert Trevino the Chapter VP, received approval from the Oakland Police Chief to make Emilio Marco an Honorary Police Officer.

 I visited Ed Jones Badge Co. and asked for their help in making a badge for Emilio. They “jumped on it” and donated a brand new handmade badge with the badge number (8705) for Emilio's date of birth, and the parents will be able to keep the badge when that day comes.

 We spoke to Bricker Minncolla Uniform Shop who also donated Emilio's uniform and cover for the police graduation. The Oakland Police Chief gave his approval to let little Emilio graduate with the Graduating Academy on July 3, 2014 as a Honorary Police Graduate.

 On Friday the 13 Jun 14, Emilio was escorted to the Range where he met with the Academy Class and spent some time there, so that the class could get to know him. Also, Emilio is scheduled to get a tour of the Department and attend some classes at the Academy.

Our Police Chief and our Police Family have “opened their hearts” and have given us all their support and kindness, to make Emilio wish come true.

 Joe Quintela, President
Alameda Chapter, NLPOA, Email

Message From the Nevada State President

Dear Members,

On behalf of the National Latino Peace Officers Association and the Las Vegas Chapter I would  like to take a moment to offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and squad members of Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo.   As our Las Vegas Chapter is made up of over 95 percent Metro Officers, this is a difficult time for each and every one of us that are a part of this department as well as this association. As Law Enforcement officers we all know that there can come a time where we or someone we work with might pay that ultimate price while in the line of duty. 

Unfortunately, in this instance, our two brothers in law enforcement were ambushed by two cowards while eating lunch among the people that live in the community they served and protected.  Our prayers go out to all those that were impacted by this senseless tragedy.  I ask that all those in our community remember that we are all in a state of mourning and don’t be afraid to reach out and extend a kind word to those Officers in uniform that put their life on the line every day.

Sincerely,

Marco Alvarado, President
National Latino Peace Officers Association
Las Vegas NV/ Clark County Chapter

 

The Alaska NLPOA Chapter


Chapter President, Sergeant Luis Nieves
(907) 269-5099
Email: nlpoa.alaska@gmail.com


DC Marty Salinas
On June the 5th Chief Halstead announced the appointment of Marty Salinas to the position of Deputy Chief. Marty Salinas has been a long time member of the LPOA and an outstanding leader for many generations of officers. Please join me in recognizing and congratulating D.C. Salinas as he continues to be that role model with his new appointment in our department. With his appointment the Fort Worth Chapter of the LPOA continues to represent this department with a wide range of rank, experience and professionalism with a very positive future.
From Nestor Martinez



NOBLE President, Joe Akers; NLPOA President George Aranda and HOPCOA President,
Javier Morales, 
In DC


Jose "Ace" Acevedo, Alexander Ayala and Denilo Cardenas
from the Milwaukee Chapter
Attending the Wisconsin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala



Stephanie Hernandez, our own National Business Manager
received the "Woman of Distinction Award" from
TAMACC, the leading Hispanic Business Organization in Texas.


Long Beach Chapter, Car Seat Program

 

On April 19, 2014, the Long Beach Chapter of the National Latino Police Officer’s Association (NLPOA) put on the 3rd successful car seat giveaway using a grant received from State Farm Insurance. With assistance from various organizations, including: the Long Beach Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Hubert’s office, LBPD Explorer’s, and the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force, NLPOA was able to give away more than thirty 3-in-1 car-seat/booster chairs. The recipients of the car-seats were victims of Human Sex Trafficking and non-profit organizations that assist with victims of Human Sex Trafficking.
In approximately one year, the NLPOA-LBC has been able to assist over one hundred Long Beach families. We have replaced more than a dozen car seats from ‘drive-ins’ where the seat the child was using was improperly installed or unsafe to use. We are happy that we have been able to assist in saving over 100 children’s lives by instructing the families on the proper installation and use of their car seat.

Seattle WA. Chapter

 

LPOA Fresno County members presenting at the 2014 Si Se Puede Annual Latino Youth conference at Fresno State University. Left to Right: Ruben Diaz, (Retired) President; Pat Oh, Fresno County District Attorney’s Office; George Flores, Veterans Hospital Chief of Police;  Graceila Torres –Torres, California Highway Patrol and Andreina Ochoa, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

For the last four years, the Latino Peace Officers Association Fresno County Chapter has participated in the Si Se Puede Youth Conference, which involves over 500 students ranging from the Ninth to the Twelve grade. They come from all of the High Schools in Fresno County and are only Latino Males. The program is to speak with the students about how important school and college is to your future using ourselves as examples. Speakers try to encourage the students to stay in school and see what law enforcement can offer a student with education and community involvement. At each of the two law enforcement workshop sessions, the classes included approximately 60 students. The other topics for the workshops included Medicine, Engineering, Law and Technology. As speakers we were encouraged by the student’s attention to our presentations, as well as their questions at the end of the presentations. The LPOA Fresno County members are proud to be part of this successful event.

 

 Welcome the new North/West Ohio Chapter

 Luis Gonzales, Chapter President (Center)

Linda DeLaPena, Vice President

Usevio Torres, Treasurer

The Greater Dallas NLPOA is the proud owner of a new building!
We made history! — with Dallas Lpoa.

 

The National Latino Peace Officers Association – Las Vegas Chapter recently conducted its "5th Annual toy drive "Christmas En El Barrio”, on December 20, 2013 at Tom Williams Elementary School.

Each year the NLPOA, along with other local professional business and organizations, pick a school in Commissioner Lawrence Weekly's district, and provide each child grades K - 5 a gift for Christmas. Although we take lead in the event, it is a community policing initiative designed to generate cooperation between the community and police, while bringing smiles to many children during the Christmas holiday.

Many of the students in the schools we select come from less fortunate families, who can't afford to put a present under the Christmas tree. We partner with G. Dallas Horton & Associate, EXIT Realty, Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Joe's Barber Shop, Abuela's Tacos, United Reality, North Las Vegas Police Department, Clark County School Police, and the Air National Guard.

   This year's fundraiser generated approximately 22 thousand dollars toward this event. Contributions were received from over 30 different local business, and many local professionals such as doctors and lawyers that believe in our cause.

This event is an excellent example of the NLPOA's ability to give back to the community and epitomizes what the NLPOA is all about.

  Thank you,

Andrew P. Peralta

National Latino Peace Officers Assoc.

Nevada State President

Phone: (702) 204-6383

Email: A4692P@gmail.com

 

The Fort Worth Chapter will be donating school supplies to teachers in our school district tomorrow, thanks for your help, LoveMySupplies.com and Tiffany Self.

  

It gives me great pleasure to wish everyone a prosperous New Year in 2014. In 2014 the LPOA Fresno County will be providing 10 Scholarships for 10 High School Seniors in Fresno County as a result of the LPOA Fresno Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014. The Scholarship Golf Tournament has been a great success as a result of tremendous amount of community support and NLPOA Board Members who have golfed at the tournament, including LPOA Co-Founder Vincent Calderon, LPOA State President Darrell Cortez, LPOA State Vice President Chuck Arellano, and Jose Sais from Metro Sacramento Chapter. Support from the NLPOA members is important to the Community and Members in Fresno County. The Volunteers, coordinated by Guadalupe Maldonado; the big and beautiful gift baskets, prepared and organized by Rosemary Diaz and the great food presented by the Golf Course cooks have made this tournament the talk of the golf players in Fresno County. Some of the additional funds have allowed us to provide contributions to other community events, such as Youth Sport Teams, LPOA Fresno County Back to School Supplies, the Annual Coat Drive and the Trunk for Treats event. Fresno City College Girls Water Polo team was a recipient of a donation from LPOA Fresno in 2013 and 2014 promises to be the more of the same, including collaborating with Cops for Kids, Education & Leadership Foundation, and the Chicano Youth Conference. We look forward to working with our LPOA family in 2014 and beyond. In 2014 – 2016 the Executive Board will be comprised of the following Board Members: President Ruben Diaz; Vice President Armando Hindman; Treasurer Joe Ortiz; Secretary Tina Garcia; Parliamentarian Israel Aguilar' and Scholarship Committee Chairperson Guadalupe Maldonado. You can always stay in touch with us at www.fresnonlpoa.org and contact us at fresnonlpoa@yahoo.com

By Ruben Z. Diaz, President

LPOA Fresno County Chapter

 

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