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Richard Pomales-Treasurer

Yessenia Gomez - Interim President

2018-2019 MLPO Executive Board

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 holds a Master's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice: Emergency and Crisis Management from Lasell College. 

She is a graduate of The Special State Police Academy in New Braintree. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement.

Email: yessenia@masslatinopolice.org

Mr. Ramon Nunez is a Lieutenant with the Suffolk University Police Department.  He joined the Department in May 26, 1995.  He is the Suffolk University Police Department Days Field Operation Lieutenant.

Mr. Nunez attended the Special State Police Academy class# 2 in New Braintree.  Mr. Nunez holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminology and Law from Suffolk University. He has been the coach of the Dorchester Little League Baseball team for the last four years.



Mr. Richard Pomales began his law enforcement career in 1987 with Natick Police Department as the first Latino officer for Natick PD and the first full-time Latino officer for the Metrowest Area.  After 2 ½ years with Natick Police Department he then transferred to Framingham Police Department where he still remains. 

Mr. Pomales has held several positions within the department such as:  Commander of Street Crime Unit, First Commander of the Metrowest Drug Task Force, Sub-Station/Community Police Officer, and his current assignment as Sergeant. 

He currently holds a longtime position on the Framingham Police Athletic League Board of Directors.  Is a member of the class of 2000 Metrowest Leadership Academy.  Past recipient of MADD Officer of the year, and 2015 American Legion Officer of the year.

Mr. Pomales holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England University.

Email: Richard@masslatinopolice.org


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