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Boston, MA- On Thursday August 3, 2017, the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association and LULAC, Council 12113, Inc. made their partnership official with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Yessenia Gomez, Executive Board Member for the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association was in attendance for the official signing. "We are honored to be here today and make our official partnership with LULAC, Council 12113, Inc. We are honored to have this partnership as it will help us identify young women and men who wish to pursue a career in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. Ms. Gonzalez's connection and commitment to the Latino Community will strengthen our efforts in identifying our next generation of police officers"
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Shirley, MA-The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association would like to acknowledge and congratulate MLPO member and Shirley Police Sergeant Samuel Santiago who was appointed as the new Chief of Police after a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen at a meeting held on July 10, 2017.
Chief Santiago is a 14 year veteran of the Shirley Police Department and has served in the role of Acting Chief since this past February. Chief Santiago has been praised for his ability to work with town officials and for his presence in the community. Following his appointment, Santiago said "It's going to be an honor to serve the citizens of Shirley, to continue serving them, especially in the capacity of the Chief of Police".
Chief Santiago completed his undergraduate degree in Human Services and Criminal Justice, graduating Cum Laude from Springfield College and is currently enrolled in a graduate program studying Public Administration at Clark University in his hometown of Worcester.
Chief Santiago is the first serving vice president of the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association and he continues to show his support.
Congratulations Chief Santiago and we wish you continued success as a member of the Shirley Community, the Shirley Police Department and the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association.
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The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) 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.
New Bedford, MA- The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association would like to acknowledge and congratulate MLPO Members Nathan Rodriguez (Center) and Frank Correia (Right) who were promoted on Saturday June 17, 2017. Nathan Rodriguez was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant and Frank Correia from Lieutenant to Captain.
Born and raised in New Bedford, Lt. Rodriguez is a 13 year veteran of the New Bedford Police Department. He began his career in 2004. Captain Correia is a 24 year veteran of the department and began his career in 1993. Captain Correia is the first Cape Verdean born Captain in the history of the New Bedford Police Department.
It has been said that these gentlemen are great representatives of the New Bedford Police Department who will represent this department with distinction and honor to a community that is so magnificently diverse.
Congratulations Lt. Rodriguez and Captain Correia. We wish you continued success as members of the New Bedford Community, The New Bedford Police Department and the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association.
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(Pictured) MLPO President Jacobo Negron and MLPO Executive Board Member Mrs. Yessenia Gomez with MLPO Member Yanira Rosario (Center) and the members of the Maceira Family
Chelsea, MA- On Sunday May 21, 2017, The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association (MLPO) attended the The New England Law Enforcement Training Center Reserve Intermittent Class 2016-05 Police Graduation. MLPO Member Yanira Rosario is one of the many students who graduated from this class. Ms. Rosario is the first police academy scholarship recipient for the Jose A. Maceira Scholarship Program. Ms. Rosario is also a Sergeant with the Boston School Police Department.
"We are extremely proud of Ms. Rosario " states President and Founder Jacobo Negron. "Ms. Rosario applied for the Scholarship Program and displayed the type of scholarship recipients we are looking for. She committed herself to this endeavor while continuing her full time commitment to the Boston School Police Department. She is an individual who showed us her dedication and hard work in order to advance herself in this law enforcement profession. We wish you continued success"
(Pictured below) MLPO President Jacobo Negron with the New England Law Enforcement Training Center Instructors
We want to thank the MPTC for their continued support and for hosting our past meetings.
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Cambridge, MA- The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association is thrilled to announce that we have received a grant from #TheUPSFoundation for the Jose A. Maceira Scholarship Program.
The grant will be used towards our Scholarship Program. The scholarship was formed with the purpose of assisting an aspiring Latino/a in achieving his/her goal of attending an accredited 2 or 4 year institution of higher education or to attend either the Massachusetts State Special Police Officers Academy (SSPO), or a Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) approved Reserve /Intermittent Police Academy, or Full-Time Officers Academy as a self-sponsored student officer.
#TheUPSFoundation grant given to this organization is very important as it becomes a gateway to those pursuing a career in law enforcement, or in the criminal justice field.