LATIN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION
Chicago is made from an urban fabric of communities. One of those communities LAPA serves is Humboldt Park. One of Chicago’s creative epicenters lies just west of downtown Chicago in Humboldt Park. This neighborhood is famous for its unparalleled ethnic restaurants on the Paseo Boricua which is centered on West Division Avenue. With a close knit Puerto Rican community it has a strong cultural heritage and rich working class legacy that is the backbone of this West Side neighborhood.
Chicago is made from an urban fabric of communities. One of those communities LAPA serves is Little Village. Culture thrives here with an authentic slice of home for the Mexican-American community which resides here and is a port of entry for many incoming Hispanics. Amid colorful murals, you’ll find just about every kind of small business here. This neighborhood also boasts a strong cultural heritage and rich working class legacy that is the backbone of this Lower West Side neighborhood.
Chicago is made from an urban fabric of communities. One of those communities LAPA serves is Logan Square. This neighborhood, which also encompasses the smaller neighborhood of Palmer Square, exhibits vital ethnic and economic diversity. By 1990, Hispanics made up almost two-thirds of Logan Square’s population, comprising the largest Puerto Rican, Cuban, and South and Central American populations in Chicago, together with a sizable Mexican community. In Logan Square, the strong neighborly connection is evident all around, from active preservation groups to community gardens and a locally-run farmers market.
Chicago is made from an urban fabric of communities. One of those communities LAPA serves is Pilsen. Culture thrives in Pilsen where bold murals have blossomed in the most unexpected places. For over 150 years, Pilsen has been a port of entry for immigrants. With a close knit Mexican-American community it has a strong cultural heritage and rich working class legacy that is the backbone of this Lower West Side neighborhood.
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DONATIONS FOR THE 2016 LAPA FOOD DRIVE ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED AT THE LINK BELOW.
Help LAPA fund our community initiatives. All proceeds collected are used to fund the following events: Police Department Recruitment Drives, LAPA Scholarship Fund, Thanksgiving Food Drive and Christmas Toy Drive.
LAPA’s Core Fundamentals
By paying it forward LAPA establishes a bond with our Hispanic communities. This bond instills a sense of professionalism in our profession by helping those in need and assisting those who need a hand up.
Bonding with fellow officers who have similar interests is another core principal of LAPA. By holding social events, public gatherings and working with our sister organizations we continually strengthen our brotherhood.
Whether it’s studying for the next promotional exam or training on new ideas and methodologies, LAPA continues to prepare our future leaders and role models to meet the challenges ahead.