"Honoring Service, Promoting Leadership and Protecting Our Community"

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.

MLPO meets with Massachusetts Major Cities Chiefs

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