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Stepping out in Blue-December 19, 2014
The MLPO is asking all supporters and members to show their support for the “Wives Behind The Badge- “Stepping out in Blue” initiative ” on Friday December 19, 2014 as we continue to show our support for our fellow brothers and sisters who continuously risk their lives every day to keep their communities safe across the nation and in the Commonwealth.
Boston Herald Story- "Advocates urge BPD to promote Hispanics"
Boston Herald Photo
Boston, MA- A very important aspect of the mission of the MLPO is to create a professional association that provides support, advocacy, individual and professional development to its members; to improve and increase diversity in Law Enforcement, and to bridge the gap between the community and the police.
On Thursday December 4, 2014 the Boston Herald published an article (click here to view) featuring MLPO President and Founder Jacobo Negron carrying out that mission as he highlighted the Association's advocacy of the Latinos in the Boston Police Department who are eligible to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
This is a concerted effort to support and advocate for our members and potential members, as well as to support the Boston Police Department in its efforts to be representative of the community it serves. Commissioner Evans has made it clear that he is committed to diversifying all ranks within the department and the MLPO applauds his efforts to date and will continue to advocate for more representation going forward.
MLPO President Jacobo Negron and Mayor of Lawrence, the Honorable Dan Rivera attend Hispanic Heritage Event at FMC Devens
Devens, MA-On Friday October 10, 2014, MLPO President Jacobo Negron and the Honorable Dan Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence, attended the FMC Devens (Federal Bureau of Prisons) Hispanic Heritage Event. Mayor Rivera and President Negron were Keynote speakers at this event. We would like to thank Senior Officer Joel Gomez and his team for their hospitality and introductions of their entire team. Both Mayor Rivera and President Negron were recognized at the event.
MLPO President attends Hispanic Heritage Event at the Massachusetts Statehouse
Boston, MA-On Wednesday October 1, 2014, MLPO President Jacobo Negron attended the Hispanic Heritage Month event held at the Massachusetts Statehouse in which he joins community leaders and members of the Statehouse.
MLPO President speaks at DEA Hispanic Heritage Event
Boston, MA- On Wednesday September 24, 2014, MLPO President/Founder Mr. Jacobo Negron attended the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Federal Special Emphasis Program Coalition Hispanic Heritage Month Event in Boston, Massachusetts. This year’s theme is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of action and a future of success” and Mr. Negron was the Keynote Speaker at this event. A cultural presentation was presented by “Flamenco Music and Dance”. Mr. Negron was recognized at this event by Acting Special Agent-In-Charge Michael Ferguson.
Milton, MA- On Wednesday August 20, 2014 and Thursday August 21, 2014, The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association, in partnership with Curry College, hosted a two day training titled “How Cops Die-Understanding and Preventing on Duty Related Deaths”. Author and Instructor, Captain Jody Kasper (pictured) of the Northampton Police Department designed this course for police personnel at all levels of a police agency who want to learn strategies in order to reduce duty-related injuries and deaths. This course was divided into two days.
Attendees received an overview of police officer homicides and traffic-related deaths and was provided with strategies to reduce them. They also received an overview of physical and mental health issues faced by police and was provided with strategies to improve them. Successful strategies are separated by rank within an agency; officer, mid-level supervisor, and administrator. Attendees also received a copy of her book.
The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association would like to thank Curry College for their continued support and for welcoming us to their campus for this training. Attendees from this training represented police agencies from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and California.
MLPO Member, Sgt. Richard Pomales,receives National Officer of the Year from VFW.
Quincy, MA- The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association would like to acknowledge and congratulate fellow member Sgt. Richard Polames of the Framingham Police Department as he received the Officer of the Year award from the National VFW on Saturday June 7, 2014. That is his second Officer of the Year award in less than a year. Sgt. Pomales continues to display his commitment, dedication and service to the Framingham Police Department and to the Framingham community. Keep up the good work!
4th Annual Next Generation Leadership Summit for Public Safety Professionals
Fitchburg, MA- On Thursday June 5, 2014, MLPO President Jacobo Negron and Mill Cities Leadership Institute Director Todd Fry lead a workshop on race and law enforcement at the 4th Annual Next Generation Leadership Summit.
This Summit is a collaboration between local police departments, state and private/public safety agencies and Fitchburg State University.