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MLPO Member, Sgt. Marisol Nobrega is featured on "Encuentro Latino" TV Show

MLPO Member, Sgt. Marisol Nobrega is featured in this week’s “Encuentro Latino” TV show to talk about her recent promotion as sergeant.

Encuentro Latino (Latin Encounter) is a weekly one-hour show that airs on Saturday’s from 5:00PM – 6:00PM and on Monday’s from 10:00AM – 11:00AM on Televisión Dominicana (www.televisiondominicana.tv) on the following cable and satellite carriers: DirectTV 434, Dish Network 844, Comcast: Boston 757, Miami 649, Chicago 644, Verizon 1506, Time Warner 808, COX 332, RCN 597, Bright House 918, AT&T U-Verse 3047, Dominican Republic: SKY 171, Comcast On Demand (Get Local/Latino/Encuentro Latino) and www.EncuentroLatinoTV.com 24 hours a day!


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MLPO and North Shore CDC present workshop on Cultural Competent Practices and Diversity in Law Enforcement.



Salem, Massachusetts- On Wednesday March 19, 2014, the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association and the North Shore Community Development Coalition presented a workshop on Cultural Competent Practices and Diversity in Law Enforcement. The presentation was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Mrs. Elsabel Rincon, Director of Community Engagement from the coalition, Ms. Sharon Chapman from the District Attorney’s Office in Essex County/Essex Children’s Advocacy Center and MLPO President Jacobo Negron.

Essex Children’s Advocacy Center is building community partnerships in an effort to better serve children and families of Essex County. As a result of a community outreach effort, the Essex CAC along with several social service agencies on the North Shore have come together to form the Cultural Competency & Diversity (CCD) Task Force. It is the goal of the CCD Task Force to provide outreach and education to the multidisciplinary team (MDT) of professionals who are responsible for managing any number of cultural and societal issues of today.

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association sends our thanks to Ms. Chapman, and Mrs. Rincon for providing us with this opportunity.
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MLPO Member, Officer Carlos Ramirez, receives Star of the Quarter Award

Lowell, Massachusetts- The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Lowell Police Officer Carlos Ramirez who received the Star of the Quarter Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell on Wednesday March 19, 2014.

Officer Carlos Ramirez is a Police Activities League Officer with the Lowell Police Department and actively involved in youth programs. Congratulations Officer Ramirez! Keep up the good work with the youth of Lowell, Massachusetts. Pa'lante! 
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MLPO Member, Officer Marisol Nobrega, is promoted to the rank of Sergeant, becomes First Hispanic Female Sergeant in the history of the Lowell Police Department.

Lowell, Massachusetts- The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) would like to acknowledge and congratulate Lowell Police Officer Marisol Nobrega for her recent promotion to the rank of sergeant which occurred on Friday January 31, 2014. Sergeant Nobrega becomes the first Hispanic female to get promoted to the rank of sergeant in the history of the Lowell Police Department.

Sergeant Nobrega is a 16 year veteran of the Lowell Police Department working the patrol division. She also contributed to the Lowell Police Academy in 2001 and became a full time academy instructor in 2008. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Campus and plans on pursuing a Master’s Degree in the near future.

“We are very proud of Sergeant Nobrega for achieving this rank and wish her continued success in her law enforcement career with the Lowell Police Department” – states MLPO President Jacobo Negron. “She has demonstrated her abilities and skills for the rank of sergeant and we will support her 100% as she transitions to this new leadership role. She has been an outstanding mentor and has clearly displayed it with the recruits of the Lowell Police Academy”. Sergeant Nobrega was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) for her mentoring contributions.

Sergeant Nobrega is a loving wife and a mother of three sons, ages 22, 19 and 10. The 22 year old is currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corp while the 19 year old is currently in the Army stationed in Italy. Both are proudly serving our country in the same manner that Sergeant Nobrega has continuously served the Lowell Police Department and the Lowell Community.
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MLPO meets with Massachusetts Major Cities Chiefs to discuss Collaborative Efforts/Partnership.


Pictured are: Chief Brian Kyes (Chelsea Police), Chief Paul Tucker (Salem Police), Lt. Christopher Santiago (VP of MLPO) and Chief Steven Mazzie (Everett Police).

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) has prided itself on being an organization that develops positive relationships and fosters forward thinking as it relates to both increasing diversity in our police forces and improving service to communities. A perfect example was the work that had been done between us, the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition and the Salem Police Department. Chief Paul Tucker of the Salem Police Department has been an incredible collaborator and has done a great deal of work within his department to serve the City of Salem.

We were honored when Chief Tucker asked that we meet with the Massachusetts Major Cities Chiefs Association (MMCC) on Tuesday January 21, 2014. MLPO VP Chris Santiago represented the organization and made a presentation to highlight our organization. In addition, we discussed the development of positive relationships with Police Chiefs in order to discuss with them issues within their departments or communities as it relates to diversity and recruitment. Training was a key element of the conversation and about the partnerships being developed between MLPO, MPTC, MPI and other affinity groups so that we can bring training to respective departments and/or communities.

At the conclusion of the meeting, our informational MLPO brochure was provided to all Police Chiefs which included our website, our Facebook page and contact information. We look forward to the future, their support and collaborative opportunities.

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

When:
Saturday May 31, 2014

Location:
To be determined


Time: TBA


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