Announcement of New President of National Latino Officers Association
The National Latino Officers Association (NLOA) is proud to announce the selection of Louis A. Molina as President of its organization. Louis’ tenure as president will take effect on January 1, 2012. The NLOA is an advocacy and fraternal law enforcement organization that strives for the advancement of Hispanics and all other groups that face obstacles. As an organization we promote tolerance toward, and understanding of, Latino culture in all public and private agencies, especially in the law enforcement community. As an organization our goal is to ensure equal representation in hiring and promotional practices. We also strive to ensure that our members work in an environment that is in compliance with all equal employment opportunity rules and regulations; an environment free of discrimination, hostility, retaliation and sexual harassment.
As a member and executive board participant for over eleven years, Louis A. Molina has made significant contributions toward the achievement of our mission. His advocacy work on behalf of our members is a testament to his commitment to civil rights and includes speaking out against disparate treatment and publicly addressing issues related to actions and policies that have disenfranchised minority communities. As he begins to take on the responsibility of leading our organization, he provides a distinguishing record of achievement in the field of law enforcement. He has been a member of the New York City Police Department since March 10, 2000 and has been assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau, Narcotics Division, Internal Affairs Bureau, and the Detective Bureau. The Police Commissioner has recognized his accomplishments by recently assigning him to the Police Commissioner’s Office of Management Analysis and Planning, a clear indication of his expertise in the area of Criminal Justice.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Chaminade University, a Master of Public Administration from Marist College School of Management, has studied at the University of Cambridge International Summer School in the United Kingdom, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from Columbia University in Human Rights Studies. Louis has a strong reputation for forging ties and working effectively with government officials, civic organizations and the private sector. Drawing upon his strengths and contacts will greatly benefit the National Latino Officers Association. As the Executive Chairman and founder of the organization, I am honored to have him represent our members.