Founded in 1972, by John Parraz and Vincent Calderon, the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) is the largest Latino law enforcement organization in the United States. NLPOA membership includes Police Officers and Agents, Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, Federal Managers, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys, all of whom are employed at the local, state, and federal levels.
Goals of the NLPOA
The NLPOA is a professional association that provides members with training, promotional development, and mentoring. NLPOA goals are to eliminate prejudice and discrimination in the justice system, reduce community juvenile delinquency and lessen citizen tension in predominantly Latino communities through community based policing.
The NLPOA NE KS Chapter was created in 2005. The chapter consists of members from Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and Johnson Counties in Kansas. The NE KS Chapter strives to create stronger relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, with an emphasis on the Hispanic Community. The chapter focuses on assisting the less fortunate with a focus on education.