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MLPO Hosts Third Law Enforcement Training
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.