Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association
Jacobo Negrón is the Founder of the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association and served as president from 2012-2017. Mr. Negrón is currently a police officer with the Harvard University Police Department assigned as a Detective with the Criminal Investigations Division. Mr. Negron has been with the Harvard University Police Department for 14 years.
Mr. Negrón has served in various leadership positions such as State President for the National Latino Peace Officers Association, National Vice President for the National Coalition of Latino Officers, and a steering committee member for the Association of Harvard Latino Faculty and Staff.
Mr. Negrón has a bachelor's degree from Curry College in Criminal Justice/Sociology with a minor in Management.
Chief Christopher Santiago has devoted the past 20 years of his career to serving in the field of higher education, primarily in campus law enforcement but also serving in various Student Affairs positions to include Admissions, Athletics and Residence Life.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Ida College, and has completed police academy training requirements in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has served at seven institutions, to include: Mount Ida College, Simmons College, Keene State College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Colby-Sawyer College, Boston College and Wheaton College.
His current position is as the Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
Yessenia Gomez is currently a Police Officer at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a RAD Instructor and a Sexual Assault Investigator. Prior to working at MIT, Mrs. Gomez was an officer at Wellesley College for 10 years. She was a dispatcher/911 operator in the Town of Wellesley for 4yrs and a Probation Case Specialist at Dedham District Court.
Mrs. Gomez is of Salvadoran descent and migrated to the US when she was 9 years old. She is proud graduate of Chelsea High School. She attended the University of Massachusetts Boston where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Sociology.
She is a graduate of The Special State Police Academy in New Braintree. She is also a MA Licensed EMT-Basic and a member of the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement.
"Honoring Service, Promoting Leadership and Protecting Our Community"
His specialties are the management of day to day operations, case management/report writing, training/professional development for department staff, and crime awareness education/crime prevention programming for the campus community.
He believes strongly in the importance of community policing and has a true passion for working with young people, specifically in the areas of leadership and mentorship. He spends countless hours working with students, staff members and professional colleagues in these areas and brings those experiences to his work as the Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Latino Police Officers Association.
Mr. Negrón currently serves on the National Board for the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization (NLLEO).