About Us

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) was established in September of 2012 with the purpose of assisting and acknowledging its members and their innovative contributions to the community; to assist law enforcement agencies in the recruitment process; to develop, implement or participate in youth programs and to assist the community through educational workshops and the dissemination of important information.

MLPO was formed as officers of Latino descent felt a need for representation of their culture, values, and their community. Consistent with our philosophy on diversity, our membership is an exciting mix of officers in state, city, campus, sheriffs or corrections law enforcement fields, which brings a broad set of skills, experience, and perspective.

Our membership is comprised of officers and civilians from various law enforcement agencies. Here is just a short list of those currently representing the membership; Chelsea, Boston, Lowell, Cambridge, Somerville, Framingham, Sharon, Attleboro, Boston College, and University of Massachusetts.

The Mission of the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association 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.

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association will establish itself as an influential channel of communication to address issues or concerns impacting our members within their respective police agencies and greater community here in Massachusetts.


Who we are

"Honoring Service, Promoting Leadership and Protecting Our Community"

Our objectives are:

  • To cultivate and sustain relationships with police chiefs and address issues or concerns accordingly.
  • To provide training that is geared towards professional career advancement and upward mobility.
  • To provide law enforcement and community trainings opportunities.
  • To develop and implement community platforms that would improve relationships between the community and the police (law enforcement).
  • To serve as mentors for our next generation of Latino police officers.
  • To prepare and conduct workshops that promotes educational development.
  • To provide scholarships to Latino students pursuing a career in Criminal Justice.
  • To increase the number of Latino applicants for Civil Service Exams (such as entry level police officer exam, sergeant, etc.).
  • To adequately provide resources and expertise when requested by our members and their community.
  • To promote a strong commitment to community service and outreach for members and their respective communities.

Objectives

The  Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association is the only active statewide Hispanic/Latino law enforcement organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is comprised of volunteer active police officers within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at state, city, campus, sheriff or corrections law enforcement level..

Mission