About the National Latino Peace Officers Association

The National Latino Peace Officers Association was founded in the early 1970’s by John Parraz, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and Vicente Calderon, California Highway Patrol, San Jose Office. Since then the organization has become one of the largest Latino Officer Association in America, with NLPOA Chapters across the Nation.

The goal of the National Latino Peace Officers Association is to promote equality and professionalism in law enforcement. The objectives of the organization are to create a fraternal/professional Association that provides its members and members of the community with career training; conferences and workshops to promote education and career advancement; mentoring; and a strong commitment to community service

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About the NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter

The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter (NLPOA GHC) was founded and chaptered in the fall of 2014 by several officers from the HISD Police Department. Due to the multi-agency structure, community focus, and national stature; the founding members felt aligned to the core values of the NLPOA and its policies. As a part of its mission, the NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter raises funds to provide the local community with educational scholarships, food and toy drives, and to help those less fortunate. The chapter also helps provide Hispanic representation in the NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter’s community and other surrounding agencies.

The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter is administered by an executive board, which consists of elected officers and a president. This executive board is responsible for implementing the goals of the National Latino Peace Officers Association. The NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter reports its activities to the National Latino Peace Officers Association, which holds regular conferences across the country. The National Latino Peace Officers Association is involved in almost every aspect of the Criminal Justice System and is not limited to law enforcement. By being involved, the National Latino Peace Officers Association seeks to support its membership and the community. We are able to do this by being involved in three key areas: Our legislature. Our jobs. Our community.

Most importantly, the chapter focuses on preparing our members to be ready for leadership opportunities that may develop within the law enforcement community! We do this by helping our members get access to training that may not otherwise be available to them. Also, the chapter looks to develop the same opportunities for Associate membership.

Finally, our chapter welcomes membership from all interested and supportive individuals that would like to get involved in NLPOA Greater Houston Chapter’s dynamic Hispanic law enforcement organization. We are a 501 ( c ) ( 3) non-profit organization!

Our Philosophy regarding youth and education has reinforced the important contributions that our cultural diversity provides to this great nation.

The National Latino Peace Officers Association:
“HONORING FAMILY, EDUCATION, & COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE AND MENTORSHIP”