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On September 20, 2019, Diego Alejandro Pizarro, graduated from the inaugural Cambridge and Northeastern University Police Academy Recruit Officer Course #001. Pizarro was the recipient of the 2018 Massachusetts Latino Police Officer's Association (MLPO) José A. Maceira Scholarship.   


Pizarro was born and raised in Medellín, Colombia, immigrating to the United States with his family in 1993, They settled in Boston, MA, where he attended and graduated from East Boston High School in 1998. Pizarro is proud of his heritage and currently serves as the President of the Colombian Festival in Boston, MA. 

Pizarro has years of experience working in the field of security within the private sector, while also working as both a night club disc jockey and dance stage performer. He has many credits for radio, television and acting voice overs, but he hopes to begin his dream job in law enforcement in the very near future so that he may utilize his skills as a criminal investigator and a certified Spanish court/legal interpreter. He also hopes to have the ability to continue working with high risk youth who have open cases, gang affiliation, substance abuse issues, trauma/violence and no connection with employment and education.


Please join us in congratulating Diego on his accomplishment and wish him well on his future successes. 

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"

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.

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association celebrates 2018 José A. Maceira Scholarship Recipient

The Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association is currently taking nominations for the 2020-2021 Executive Board.


Nominations are being accepted for the following positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Clerk (Secretary). 

If you wish to submit a nomination, please include the following: name, phone and email of the candidate and for which position the nomination is being made. Self-nominations will be accepted. All nominees must be active members in good standing. 

Nominations should be emailed to info@masslatinopolice.org by no later than October 25th, 2019 at 5pm. Elections will follow shortly thereafter and be conducted electronically. 

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MLPO Member and First Maceira Scholarship Recipient graduates from the Police Academy.

MLPO member promoted to Chief of Police

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.

MLPO Members promoted to Lieutenant and Captain

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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MLPO creates partnership with LULAC, Council 12113, Inc.

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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"

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