On August 30 , 2021, the National Peace Officers' Association began their annual National Training Symposium at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Despite challenges with funding and Covid-19 mandates, the Symposium was a huge success. Law enforcement officers from the west coast to the east coast, from the north to the south were in attendance and the vibe was energized! NAAALEC once again showed up as leaders in the law enforcement community with their management track and the feedback was ever so positive. Our panels were graced with top notch leaders in law enforcement including Nevada’s US Marshal Gary Schofield,

First Assistant US Attorney Christopher Chiou, Executive Assistant Director NCIS Elizabeth Pierri,

El Centro Chief of Police Brian Johnson, Hawthorne Chief of Police Mike Ishii and ranking members of the

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the San Diego Police Department, the Hawthorne Police Department and the New York Police Department. Thank you to all these professionals who so kindly shared their very relevant and deeply heartfelt insights with the attendees. Priceless!

For those who were able to attend, we want to say, “thank you!”  We know how challenging attendance can be so we appreciate your efforts and look forward to seeing you again. For those who were unable to attend this year, you can count on the 2022 National Training Symposium to be just as well attended and we look forward to seeing you too! The information on the next symposium will be posted here as soon as the date and location have been confirmed. Rumor has it that the Houston Police Department may be interested in hosting.....Texas is a possibility...stay tuned!

We are very proud to send out our congratulations to this year's NAPOA/NAAALEC scholarship winner,

Eliza De Guzman. Good luck Eliza, we're all here to support you!

Until next time, the NAAALEC leadership team eagerly awaits the next opportunity to provide the law enforcement community and future law enforcement leaders with a clear and well paved path to success!

Aloha, 

Rudy Tai, President

National Association of Asian American Law Enforcement Commaders