2017: MLPO Member and First Maceira Scholarship Recipient graduates from the Police Academy

(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"

2018 José A. Maceira Scholarship Recipient​

Past José A. Maceira Scholarship Recipients

"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.