Working Together, We Can Make A Difference!


Today, the National Latino Peace Officers Association is the largest Latino Law Enforcement Organization in the United States, with over 80 local chapters in many cities throughout the country. 

The association is a non-profit 503(c) (3) Public Benefit Association and is not organized for the private gain of any individual.  The association will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color or religion or tolerate any form of sexual harassment. 

                      NLPOA Core Values

  • Promote a Safe Community
  • Advocate equality, professionalism and diversity in law enforcement
  • ​Recruit, mentor and support advancement of qualified employees in law enforcement
  • ​Honoring family, education and community through service and mentorship

Arizona National Latino Peace Officers



In 1990, the Maricopa County Chapter of the NLPOA was created.  Prior to that it was known as the Brotherhood of Mexican-American Police Officers (BMAPO).  BMAPO was a Hispanic based non-profit police association created in 1978 by Hispanic Officers of the Phoenix Police Department.

                        NLPOA Priorities

  • The recruitment of qualified individuals into the law enforcement profession and the NLPOA
  • Retention and advancement of qualified individuals within law enforcement
  • Advocacy for equality, diversity and professionalism within law enforcement
  • Leadership Training
  • Community service