Working Together, We Can Make A Difference!

Left to Right: Advisor: Andrew Gomez, Vice-President: Tim Chavez, President: Juan Lopez, Sergeant of Arms: Isidro Caro, Historian: Lou Espinolda, Treasurer: Adam Bustos (Not Present).

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.

.​Police Agencies who are hiring - Corporations who are looking to hire retired police officers - Law Firms looking to hire private investigators who are formal or retired police officers, private investigators and security businesses looking to promote their business

If interested contact our webmaster for more information

Please contact Juan Lopez if your available to assist:


On December 15th, 2018, the Arizona National Latino Peace Officers Association elected a new Chapter Board.

The years of experience and dedication to the law enforcement field will be key in reshaping our organization and future growth.

We will be out April 6th (12-2pm) at Eagle Pathway's Easter Celebration

We are looking for volunteers  to help fingerprint kids. 



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

NLPOA Advocacy Board

Honoring Family, Education and Community Through Service and Mentorship

Arizona National Latino

Peace Officers Association

Membership Meeting: April 27th 2019

Additional information will be forthcoming

I want to thank you for the great honor of electing me to serve you as the new chapter president of this amazing organization for the next two years. I’d like to thank all previous board members for laying down the foundation of this organization and giving me the history and starting point for our association’s growth. Though my time with the organization has not been lengthy, my dedication to a career in law enforcement and the community has been.

There is much work already being done behind the scenes and much more that needs to be completed. But, I can’t do it alone. I ask that each member please get involved once again and help me revive our organization with added membership and community involvement.

We have up and coming membership meetings, community events, member functions and both board positions and committee positions that need to be filled.

With your assistance, we can continue to grow and proudly become a strong voice in both law enforcement and within our communities. 

Feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have. 

Thank you again.. Juan 


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.

 The Advocacy website is


Membership Renewals


We will be attending the 3rd Annual

Arizona Tribal Gang Conference

May 16th and 17th

We will be recruiting new membership and providing information about the AZNLPOA

This event no longer has any available seating. 

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