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, and  Adam Bustos.

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General ​Membership Meeting and Elections

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Membership Renewals

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On December 15th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Arizona National Latino Peace Officers Association (AZNLPOA) will be hosting a general membership and elections meeting. The meeting will take place at the Tee Pee Taproom at 602 East Lincoln Street in Phoenix, AZ 85004.

The organization is seeking members for all positions on the board with the hopes of revitalizing the Maricopa County Chapter. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  Also, bring any colleagues or individuals interested in the AZNLPOA to the meeting.

Thank you for your time, consideration and patience during this time.

Andrew Gomez


The NLPOA Southern Nevada Chapter Law Enforcement Training

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Plaza Hotel, 1 Main Street, Convention Hall 3rd Floor,
Las Vegas, NV

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  - Hybrid Gangs in the Clark County School District
Officer Steven Ufford, CCSD Police Department, NV
An overview and current trends of hybrid gangs in the Clark County School District,
Nevada (5th largest school district, w/325,531 students).

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Investigations – FBI Next Generation Identification
Greg Scarbro, Unit Chief

FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Biometric Services Section, W. Virginia
Overview of the NGI ten print, latent print, facial recognition, cold case/unknown
deceased and criminal history system utilized by the Nation's Law Enforcement community

11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch included

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld and Cartels
Robert Almonte, former U.S. Marshal & former El Paso Police Department. Texas
Investigations, current updates, and an overview of the Mexican Drug Underworld and Cartels.

The hotel is situated in Downtown Las Vegas 1-800-634-6575.
Discounted room rate $47 Wed. & Thurs., Jan. 16 & 17,
$109 Friday & Sat., Jan. 18 & 19, 2019
National Latino Peace Officers Group and code SPNLPOF
Room Deadline - December 17, 2018
Law Enforcement Only – $65 Fee Registration includes lunch & training certificate
Register online at or

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Left to Right: President Nick Gomez, Vice-President  Shayne Tuchfarber, Sergeant of Arms Josh Ramos, Secretary Veronica Gomez, Historian Nina Abrea, Treasurer Alex Hernandez, and Correspondence Secretary Andrew Gomez.

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.

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.

The National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) is a Non-Profit

501 C-3 Organization

Honoring Family, Education and Community Through Service and Mentorship

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