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NLPOA Advocacy Board
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the association is to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the Criminal Justice System (particularly in law enforcement). To create a fraternal/professional organization that provides support, advocacy, personal and professional development to its members. To prevent and reduce juvenile delinquency, and lessen neighborhood tension in the Latino communities, through awareness and role modeling, provide bi-lingual assistance to the public, and bridge the gap between the Latino community and the police.
The NLPOA is committed to awarding scholarships to high school students interested in pursuing a higher education, and we are proud to say we have awarded over one hundred scholarships to underprivileged students as an alternative to gangs and drugs.
Thanks to our sponsors, supporters, and our membership for their continued support which allows us to provide assistance to youth, and the community.
Our Mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Raza Development Fund Inc. Tommy Espinoza (left) is shown meeting with NLPOA's Arizona Maricopa County Chapter President Lou Espindola.
Both Leaders agreed the meeting was productive and they look forward to future discussions on enhancing NLPOA's role in the Hispanic community.
The National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) is a Non-Profit
501 C-3 Organization
NATIONAL LATINO PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION ADVOCACY BOARD
NLPOA – Advocacy is an organization that is comprised of state and local charters throughout the country. The primary purpose of the charters is to promote social welfare by advocating with regard to law enforcement, including best practices, diversity, and community relations. NLPOA - Advocacy may also endorse candidates for political office.
NLPOA Advocacy is a 501(c) (4) organization different from NLPOA in that it serves purposes that are tax-exempt but which do not rise to the level of charitable purposes. 501(c) (4) organizations are classified as "social welfare" organizations.
The current Arizona - Advocacy Board of Directors is made up of the following individuals: Attorney Severiano A. Rodarte, Chaplain Miguel F. Gomez-Acosta, Amy Vasquez, and three retired law enforcement and past AZNLPOA chapter and state presidents Lou Espindola, Ron Gomez.
The Advocacy website is www.nlpoaadvocacy.com
Please take the time to update your 2019 membership dues by filling out the attached application and sending it in. With your support throughout the years, the AZNLPOA Board pledges to sustain and offer great services and support for law enforcement and offers great community service by volunteering time and energy, sharing and building valuable strengths and leadership. You are important and greatly appreciated for sharing your role with consideration to this long time organization. Listed below are some of the most recent accomplishments focused on by AZNLPOA:
Volunteer - support of the Repeat Ascenders Program, by volunteering. Work with local youth at risk, at a Rock Climbing Gym, coordinated by long time member, Danny Gonzalez. NLPOA Board and Members may also volunteer fingerprinting youth at local community events.
Training – member rate and non-member: Leadership Training, Basic Arizona Post Certified Training, Operational Leadership and Scene Management.
Board Membership Meetings and a Holiday Social – we thank those of you who were able to join us. Fundraising – Rummage Sale; recovery and memorial fund, in honor of Arizona Buckeye Officers.
Job announcements / Awareness postings / Newsletters: El Puente Newsletter and various law Enforcement support fliers.
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NLPOA Membership Meeting Held On November 9, 2019
at the Elks Club in Tempe