Committed to Fostering Leadership, Fraternal Enrichment and Advancement.
The National Association of Asian American Law Enforcement Commanders (NAAALEC) is a national non-profit law enforcement leadership organization committed to fostering leadership, fraternal enrichment and advancement.
NAAALEC evolved from meetings of eight Asian American command-level law enforcement officers exploring and creating ways to enhance excellence in law enforcement. Although the eight recognized that many Asian law enforcement organizations existed, they knew they were among the only Asian American representatives in leadership roles that could capitalize and utilize their positions to encourage the recruitment, enrichment, and advancement of qualified Asian Americans in the field of law enforcement. Additionally, they also foresaw an organization in which the exchange of professional contacts and networking could be realized. In March, 1994 NAAALEC was formally created in San Jose, California.
Members of NAAALEC include Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, Special Agents in Charge and other executives in law enforcement who have attained a high level of success within their respective agencies through their hard work, perseverance and dedication. As a result, these same members have become role models for aspiring officers of Asian descent.
Since the millennium, NAAALEC realized that changing with the times was necessary. The organization still holds command level members but has increased its ranks to include other supervisory levels that can leverage the experience, contacts and mentoring of its senior ranks.