"Honoring Service, Promoting Leadership and Protecting Our Community"

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. 

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