Jose Nunez, Our 2020 President:
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Rockland County Hispanic Law Enforcement Organization new Website. The RCHLEO is centered on creating and fostering relationships with both the law enforcement and civilian communities (see our About Us Page for more about what we do and who we are). The Website provides our Scholarship information & Application, monthly meeting information, our Events information, local news relating to our members, occasional job opportunities, Resources & Links and other interesting topics.
If being part of an organization that works hard at bridging the gap between law enforcement and the civilian community sounds appealing to you, if being part of a group of people that strive to make a difference within the Rockland County community sounds good to you, please Join Us.
Thank you for visiting our Website."
1998 Sole Recipient of the The Theodore Roosevelt Association Award (New York City / NYPD)
2020 Executive Board: Jose Nunez, President <> Jorge L. Folch, Vice President <> Eric Vazquez, Treasurer <> Al Amoros, Recording Secretary <> Victor Seguinot, Sergeant-At-Arms
Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 1800 Hours (Sharp) / New Members Welcomed
Location: American Legion (adjacent to Palisades Credit Union Park aka Rockland Boulders)- Outdoor Pavilion- 20 Station Rd, Pomona, NY
Please email Jorge Folch, VP, (Click Here >>), so we know how much food to order. Please write in the subject RCHLEO, so your email is not deleted as spam.
COVID19 restrictions- Must have a facemask, will provide hand sanitizer, but you are encouraged to bring your own; must keep a distance.
September 20, 2020: Town of Haverstraw Back the Blue Rally -
RCHLEO members were among the many local residents that attended the "Back the Blue Rally" to show their support for the police. The Event was organized by Claudia Terry and local leaders also attending included Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Town of Haverstraw Supervisor Howard Phillips and Town of Stony Point Supervisor Jim Monaghan.
April 10, 2021 - Adopt A Road Clean-Up -
RCHLEO members faithfully participate in the Adopt A Road Clean-Up held at Route 9w & Route 202, Haverstraw, NY (Exxon/Cemetery).
April 28, 2021 - Manfredo (Manny) Figueroa Promoted to Lieutenant / Town of Haverstraw Police Dept -
Our member Manfredo (Manny) Figueroa was promoted to the Lieutenant position by the Town of Haverstraw Police Dept. He is the first Hispanic Lieutenant ever in the Town of Haverstraw Police Dept. Congrats Manny!!!
IN THE NEWS:
May 5, 2021 - Edwin Rodriquez (Brother of Manny Rodriquez) -
With our deepest sorrow, we inform you of the death of Edwin Rodriquez, brother of our member Manny Rodriquez. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rodriquez family.
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June 18, 2021 (Friday / 7:00 - 11:00 PM) - The 1st Annual RCHLEO Salsa Into the Summer Fundraiser Dance -
Benefiting the RCHLEO Scholarship Fund to be held at Town and Country (outdoor patio), 922 Rte 9W, Congers, NY 10920.
There will be a DJ, food, open bar, beverages and 50/50 raffles. See our Events Page for more info.
Welcome To Our Website ...
The Rockland County Hispanic Law Enforcement Organization (RCHLEO) was founded in 2020. The fraternal Organization's membership is comprised of active and retired Law Enforcement personnel of the Hispanic heritage. Our members reside or are employed in the Rockland, Putnam, Westchester and Orange Counties including New York City.
The men and women who make up the newly formed organization are a dedicated group who collectively have been serving their respective departments and communities for many years. Many of our members are bilingual and have played an integral role in law enforcement as our communities have become more diverse. [Membership Application] [Learn More >>]
November 20, 2020: RCHLEO Welcomes New Members -
We would like to “WELCOME” the following new members to the RCHLEO family. If In your travels or at any of the general meetings you see one of them, please say HELLO and WELCOME!!!!!
Alberto Lopez / Spring Valley PD Sgt.
Jose Ortiz / NYPD Police Officer
Edwin Mata / Spring Valley PD Police Officer
Adrian Rivera / Westchester Sheriff Deputy
Shirley Rose / Clarkstown PD Police Officer
Emily Walter / Clarkstown PD Police Officer (daughter of Elizabeth Walter)
Edwin Gonzalez / NYPD Retired Lieutenant
May 6, 2021 - Marta Rodriguez Extraordinary Kidney Donation -
Our member Marta Rodriguez donated a kidney to a person in need, who she does not know. Take a moment and let that sink in. Marta gave the gift of life to someone she does not know! Many of us would donate an organ to someone we know and love, but very few of us would donate an organ to someone we don’t even know. We wish Marta and the organ recipient a speedy recovery and good health.
OUR UPCOMING RCHLEO EVENTS:
Volunteers Always Welcomed!
Community Service Opportunities Available - Contact Us
April 26, 2021 - Lisa Petrucci (Amoros) Appointed As New Police Officer -
Our recent member Lisa Petrucci (Amoros) was appointed to the Police Officer position by the Town of Haverstraw Police Dept. She will be sworn in at the May 10th, 2021 Townhall meeting. Congrats Lisa!!!
April 23, 2021 - North Rockland Central School District Honors Rich Fernandez as Unsung Hero -
For today's #FeatureFriday film, we are sharing the next of #NRCSD's Unsung Heroes. #NR Meet Richard Fernandez. [🐾]
Richard Fernandez is the Board of Education President of the North Rockland School District. He has dedicated his entire career to public service and to serving his #Community. Rich is a retired New York City Police Sergeant of 24 years and in addition to serving on our BOE, he also serves various local community organizations like the BRIDGES and the Rockland County Hispanic Law Enforcement Organization.
During these challenging times, he has been the person with a steady hand to lead, steer and fight for our District, our children and our learning community as a whole. So much of our success is due to his wonderful leadership. Rich is an MS survivor. His amazing strength really inspires us and our students to never let anything stop us. He has made a difference in all of our lives, in the lives of our children, and our communities.
Unsung Heroes was inspired by the idea that everyone from gardeners and security guards to secretaries and office assistants plays an important role in creating a safe and healthy learning environment for students. We are so proud to introduce our president to our school community as the hero he truly is! On behalf of the entire District and from the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Rich! #NRPride #NRStrong #WER1NR #RaiderPride #UnsungHeroes
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October 29, 2020: NYPD Announces Assistant Chief Philip Rivera has been appointed Borough Commander of Manhattan North -
Congratulations to RCHLEO member Philip P. Rivera, Assistant Chief as he is promoted to Commanding NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan North. Learn More >>
December 28, 2020: Rockland Road Runners 5-Mile Turkey Trot Race Proceeds -
This year's annual Turkey Trot was able to raise $91,500 in proceeds (despite the worldwide unprecedented circumstances)! This miracle never happens without the Trot volunteers, sponsors, participants, donators or other helpers that promoted the event.
Rich Fernandez (Turkey Trot Volunteer Coordinator) expressed his appreciation (as always) for everyone's continued support! Rich is also looking forward to seeing everyone at next year's Turkey Trot!
Serving the ENTIRE Community Since 2020
OTHER UPCOMING RELATED EVENTS OF INTEREST:
RCHLEO Executive Board with Ed Day (far left), Rockland County Executive.
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