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To those that served and are now serving in the armed forces, Happy Veterans Day.

To those that made the ultimate sacrifice we honor their service and heroism.

 

 

It's that time of year when the association reminds members in regards to annual membership  to the association.

During the year the association works hard to keep you informed on many issues. We continue to have a personal relationship with a multi vehicle dealership to afford you personal service and a great deal. We have extremely competent attorneys to assist you and your family . We at our own expense meet with community leaders, and law enforcement executives   for the purpose of networking and ensuring they know the association and its membership are alive and well. The association conducted more mock orals,  and more interview  scenarios than ever for our membership.  Our associate members have reached out to us more than ever before on a variety of issues.

Our annual "Asianfest" law enforcement social/ career fair has grown bigger and better than ever.


Continue to join with us, the oldest, largest Asian base ALL INCLUSIVE fraternal law enforcement organization in the state of New Jersey. Membership is still 35. until January 1, 2017, then it is 40.  NJAALEOA shirts are still only 5. until January 1, 2017 then it is 10. per shirt. Reminder on can use PayPal using  www.njaaleoa.org  Thank you to those that have already become 2017 members and to those that have told others about the association and they have become members for 2017. Now how about you?


      Yesterday (11/4/16) NYPD Sargent Paul Tuzzolo died of a gun shot wound by a perp. While in the performance of his duties the 19 year veteran responded to a domestic violence call when he was confronted by an armed individual who shot Sgt. in the head. Yet another tragic ending where a wife and two children will not see their husband/father come home anymore.


   On November 2, 2016 Des Moines Iowa Sergeant Anthony Beminio while on patrol was cowardly shot and killed "ambush style" by a known low life. Yet another tragic ending where a wife and their three children will not see or hear their father anymore.


  On November 2 Urbandale Iowa Police Officer while on patrol was cowardly shot and killed "ambush style" by a known low, the same individual who killed Sgt. Beminio. Yet another tragic ending where a young man with less than two years on the job will never go back to the only job he ever wanted.


More ambush style assassinations   of police officers, more indidvuals who shoot to kill police officers without a moment's notice. 

May these officers and those before them rest in peace. Their end of tours came too soon. Their acts of bravery and heroism will be remembered much, much longer.


                                                           



  ".....Back each other up, watch out for one another, be on high alert at all times, be vigilant, be great and go home safe!!!  Words to remember. From a well respected Chief of Police in New Jersey.

 

 

On October 22nd the association held its general membership meeting and NJSP recruitment effort at the Picnic Gardens , Edison New Jersey.

Edison PD Deputy Chief R. Mieczkowski was a guest speaker to those in attendance including invited Rutgers and Brookdale college students. Det/Lieut Eugene Chine received the National Asian Peace Officers Detective Chang Apana  during the meeting.

Photos of the meeting......

 

 

 

To those members that were kind enough to donate to the NJAA Law Enforcement Foundation a IRS approved 501c3 foundation, thank you. Your generosity will go a long way to provide scholarships and other programs. To those that pledged to donate and maybe forgot, now would be a good time as any. For those that were on the fence, your tax deductible donation would be appreciated by the foundation

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 The Edison Police Department recently introduced their bike patrol squad to the public. Officer C. Gadomki  along with Officers Lisa Cimmino, Jennifer Aldahondo and Neel Patel comprise the bike patrol squad. Cimmino, Aldahondo and Patel also happen to be members of the NJAALEOA. Looking good bike squad! 

 

                              

                                                

 

Up front and close with those that know what it takes to become a New Jersey State Trooper. A power point presentation and your questions answered in a social setting. 


The New Jersey State Police is one of the largest law enforcement organizations in the state of New Jersey. At the October 22nd meeting we have the privilege of three State Troopers , all who are veterans of the NJSP recruitment unit.  What does it take to become NJ State trooper? What are the qualities sought by the NJSP in a candidate?

How long is the process? What is the process? I go could on and on but it may be better said by You or a family member or friend. Are the answers to your inquires transferable when seeking other positions I suspect the answer is a resounding YES.

Great food! great company! Great guests! in Dep. Chief Mieczkowski and the recruiting team of the New Jersey State Police. A power point presentation will be first before the question and answer session. Several, not one, not two but several association members are in the NJSP process, why not you, your family member or friend?


The New Jersey State Police will bid a happy retirement to Captain Steven Jones the commanding officer of the public affairs unit. The association wishes Captain Jones the very best with his next chapter in life.

New Jersey State Police Captain Steven Jones

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Recently a group from the Taiwan National Police Agency visited the Unites States to observe the best practices from various law enforcement departments. They visited with the honorable Dr. Henry Lee as well as The Morris County Sheriff's Office. Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella gave them the VIP tour of their facilities.

Photo from the left: NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh, Lt. General Ming-Chow HO, the President of the Taiwan Police College and Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella.

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On 9/27/2016  NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh & President Emeritus Robert May represented the association at the swearing in of the honorable NJ Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. The event held at the Hughes Justice complex in Trenton was an extremely well attended event. As Jamie and I sat 4 rows away from the stage
 in front of AG Porrino we learned he is a brilliant attorney and just as important appears to be a down to earth person as his predecessor AG John Hoffman. 
History was made at the swearing in as for the first time ever, an electronic bible was used to swear in AG Porrino.  The honorable Governor Chris Christie and two past Governors B. Byrne and J. McGreevy were present at the swearing in. Jamie and I before or after the ceremony had the opportunity to confer with  County Prosecutors A. Carey (Middlesex), G. Park (Union), A. Onofri (Mercer), R. Bernardi (Burlington) and G. Grewal (Bergen). Jamie and I also had the opportunity to briefly confer other highly regarded indidvuals such  as AG J.Hoffman, Director E. Honig, Chief of staff  R. Ricigliano and NJSP NCO President P. Stillanessis. During the ceremony there were several standing ovations for AG Porrino which to this writer were/are well deserved. The office of the Attorney General continues to be in good hands with the honorable Christopher S, Porrino at its helm.  The NJAALEOA looks forward to continue  working with AG Porrino and his staff.

The honorable NJ Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino

The honorable NJ Governor Chris Christie

The honorable Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal with NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh

Former NJ Governor James McGreevy with President Emeritus R. May  




Congratulations to long time NJAALEOA supporter Mr. Yong Nae Cho who on September 23, 2016 received an  exceptional distinguish award for his many years of community service and years of leadership within the New Jersey Korean American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Cho is on the left in the photo above and

fifth from the left within the photo below.

 

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An opportunity in Bergen County (thanks to joe)

 

With the recent multiple terrorist attacks in New Jersey, and New York of which the animal was apprehended two things hardly spoken of by the media but played a large part in the big picture.

1) There was an abundance of good luck on a number of levels. Such as the delay of the 5K race in Seaside Heights. No one was close enough to be killed at all the locations.

2) The perpetrator and thank goodness is not the brightest color in the box. Used classic well known methods to make IED's but only had the (and thank goodness) the ability to construct said instruments poorly where several devices did not go off.

Kudos to the bureau (including their techs), the ATF, and other law enforcement personnel including the NJ officer who recognized the perp. when the officer was removing him from the front of an establishment.  

 

The garbage is alive as is all he tried to kill......

 

 

Congrats to our own Neel P. who went down on one knee recently and asked this lovely young lady, "Will you marry me?" Figuring they just jumped out of a plane together how much worse can it get, she said YES. Congrats to the lovely couple.

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8
/31/16) was the last day for NJAALEOA member Jeanette G. as a Senior NJS corrections officer. Tomorrow Jeanette obtains a new title. That of rookie Jersey City Police Officer. Jeanette is the second member in recent months to join one of the largest police forces in the state. Congratulations to Jeanette G.  


8-16-2016 The NJAALEOA in junction with the NJ Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation donated dozens of school supplies to the Amboy Bank effort which in turn gives the supplies to those children in need.  From right to left  Amboy bank manager Carol DiCola, President Emeritus/ founder of the NJAALEOA R. May, Amboy bank teller Trinette and Amboy bank asst. manager and NJAALEOA member Kathrine Lee.



Another year, another successful picnic!  I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this event so successful.  The hard work and dedication is what makes this picnic so successful year after year.  I would also like to thank all the companies and people who donated.  Click here for some photos.

  

The association is always proud and happy to know when a member receives an award or special recognition. This one is quite unique as the award is being given by an organization 1/2 way around the world to long time supporter and NJAALEOA member, retired supervisory US Air Marshal Tom Masters. Tom will next week fly to South Korea to receive "The Exceptional Korean of the Year "award by the Global Journalists Club of Korea. In part Tom will receive this prestigious award because of his "service to the US community and recruitment of Koreans Americans, specifically into law enforcement and ASIAN Americans, generally." Congrats Agent (ret) Thomas Masters, well deserved!

What are some of the youth of America, drinking,smoking  or eating to become possible future knuckle head leaders? Actually phrasing a question is an excellent investigative tool but the question posed to these youngsters still gives info of a name of a  brutal dictator, the name of an oppressive country  and the successful launch of a nuclear weapon by said country Media has covered the actions of North Korea for years yet these are responses of some of our youth.
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Please note the attached photo. Two of our members travelled to Washington DC to attended this ground breaking event, NJSP Trooper G. Hong and our OEM Director Jamie Yeh.

On April 10, 2016, The Taiwanese American First Responders Benevolent Organization was formally established and recognized at a diplomatic ceremony in Washington, D.C. Founder & President Fung and Vice President Lee provided the delegates and volunteers with a presentation and mission of the organization.  
Among the law enforcement and homeland security attendees included Lt. Col. Lin from Taiwan National Police Agency, Dep. Federal Security Director Mildiner from Transportation Security Administration, Trooper Hong from New Jersey State Police, Detective Yu from Montgomery County Police, and OEM Director Yeh from New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association.



Several members of the association a few months ago participated in a national scale project by the distinguished Vera Institute. Earlier this year the publication was released with the approval of the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This project deals with current real time policing issues. Whether law enforcement executives want to acknowledge it exists or believe their jurisdictions have absolutely no need to address the issue of being more effective at community policing  maybe just maybe everyone should at least read through these guidebooks. From the 1st line patrol officer to the person with all the stars on their shoulders and scrambled eggs on their hats should at least read through this. I suspect community leaders, educators, criminal justice majors and John Q. Citizen will be able to take something away from this read. Early feedback from law enforcement personnel have been very positive.

On a personal note I would like to thank those officers from the association for taking part in this project. I would also like to thank the Vera Institute  for including Asians within the context of the word "community" when often Asians are for whatever reason are left out of the conversation.  Please take a period of time and look over the guidelines. The URL noted after the press release will lead you to the text. For a written copy of the guidelines please contact the Vera Institute.


Many new Job Listings.  Click here to view

Congrats to NJSP Sgt.FC Williams on the successful School Resource Association event held this past week in Bergen County. The "Casino Nite" event  raises funds for the programs conducted by the  resource officers association. not sure if it was mentioned but congrats to NJAALEOA member Agent J.B. upon finally springing the question to his long time girlfriend... and she said Yes.  If anyone has a super event like this one, please let us know so we can share the info with a few hundred of your closest friends and associates!


 

 

A  long time NJAALEOA member received a super special belated Christmas present  on December 28,2015. Mohammad Ghafoor this day was sworn in as a member of the Edison Township Police Department. Mohammad is an Edison resident and former auxiliary police officer in Edison. He took his oath of office at the Edison municipal complex with a packed standing room audience in attendance. 
Congratulations Edison Twp. Police Officer #445 Mohammad  A. Ghafoor


Photo one: NJAALEOA President J. Luistro, Edison Township PD Chief of Police T. Bryan,  and Officer Mohammad Ghafoor


Photo two: Captain J. Shannon, Officer Ghafoor and Pres. J. Luistro


Photo three: Captain M. Freeman, Officer Ghafoor and Pres. J. Luistro




On December 21, 2015 members of the NJAALEOA, Sgt@ Arms, Raymond Alfaro,  NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh and the undersigned attended the press conference held by the honorable NJ Attorney General John Hoffman. The press conference held at the Rutgers, Piscataway campus duly noted more and more law enforcement departments are taking advantage of a  state asset forfeiture based grant as well as a federal grant program to implement a body cam program within their departments.  The association has advocated for the use of body cams for many positive reasons such as  the interests of law enforcement and the public are preserved in video. As it is said, "One picture can equate to a thousand words."  The response from the membership and supporters of the association has been overwhelmingly positive in regards to the issue of body cams. The association continues to strive to have organizations known to the association make their thoughts, concerns or  comments known to us in regards to this issue or others. It is important to have the Asian American community as well as the community at large know what those little boxes attached to the shirt of a law enforcement officer are and what the purpose of those boxes are. Some law enforcement executives in attendance at the conference but not pictured above were County Prosecutors Grace Park and Andrew Carey, Chief of Detectives J. McCabe, Rutgers Police Captain Ken Cop, Middletown Deputy Chief Robert Stefanski, and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thompson.




On December 7th 2015 several members of the NJAALEOA attended the graduation of the 2015 Fall session of the 2015 Law Enforcement Career Development Course.  The program which is the only one of its  kind anywhere in the state of New Jersey was held at the Morris County Public Safety Academy. Approximately 60 college attending students attended and successfully completed the 10 week program. NJAALEOA members Federal Air Marshal supervisory agent George Parker, NJAALEOA President Joseph Luistro, Federal Air Marshal supervisory  agent (ret) Tom Masters and NJAALEOA 2nd Vice President Neel Patel were among other law enforcement professionals giving mock oral interviews to the graduates before the actual ceremony began. Just before the handing out of the certificates to the graduating students unbeknownst to all in attendance except Joe, Neel, myself and
one Suzanne Ceravolo the Director for the Center for Internships and Career Development at Drew University, the NJAALEOA was going to present the Director of the program Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella  a plaque. The plaque recognizes Undersheriff  Schievella's   work he does for the program he developed, the tremendous  work he does for the law enforcement community and the huge positive work he does for the public. The name William Schievella has been mentioned within many NJAALEOA e-mails, for he is an avid supporter of the NJAALEOA and we are proud to call him a friend and brother officer.

 
On December 5, 2015 the Organization of Chinese Americans, New Jersey chapter held their annual holiday ball at the Brentwood , Totowa, NJ.  The honorees for 2015 was the notable Dr. Su Wang and and yours truly. To the point, it was an amazing event. It was my honor to be among such long time distinguished Asian American leaders and meet a few upcoming future community  leaders. It was a good day for ALL Asian Americans and the community at large.

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On October 27th 2015, The National Police Defense Foundation/ State Troopers Coalition held their 11th annual dinner/awards gala. The five honorees for 2015  were:


Superintendant Joseph D Amico - New York State Police
Lieutenant Colonel Latrecia Littles Floyd - New Jersey State Police
Detective (retired) Robert May - Port Authority PF/Founder, The New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association
David Webb - Commentator, Fox News
Lieutenant Brial Polite - New Jersey State Police

As one of the honorees, I am truly honored to have been selected by the National Police Defense Foundation/State Troopers Coalition. My association goes back decades with the NPDF and their Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti. It was a wonderful event and it  is important to note a portion of the ticket sales will go to the NPDF Operations Kids program. A unique and super program that is not duplicated by many.

Click here to view photos of the event

 On October 16, 2015 at the beautiful Imperia ballroom, Somerset County the association held another Meet and Greet where members, and others have the opportunity to hear executive law enforcement officials speak on several topics including but not limited to leadership skills, oral interviews, resumes, what hiring law enforcement officials look for at the municipal, county  levels and the "do nots" of interviewing and essay writing. The lessons learned at the no cost event would  literally cost hundreds of dollars  via a private entity. A most gracious thank you to the panelists and the members of the Chery Hill Police Department who were present recruiting and offering some well stated advise.

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Never too young to think about a career in law enforcement. Attending the NJAALEOA meeting, 18 month old Rien with her mother Detective J. Thai.


PHOTO RIGHT: Some of the 2015-2016 NJAALEOA Executive Board members with super NJAALEOA supporter Morris County Undersheriff W. Schievella. 




On this the 14th  anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on US soil, I thought these two photos would be special on this solemn day.  
 
Photo one: Pope Benedict, praying for the souls lost on 9-11-01 and blessing the World Trade site.


Photo two: One of the last individuals to come out of the rumble alive that was once the World Trade tower, Port Authority Police Lieutenant  John McLoughlin meets and is blessed by Pope Benedict. 


Photo three: What the World Trade site looked like just beyond where Pope Benedict stood.



( Photos not to be copied or reproduced in any matter for any reason under any circumstances)
 
There is no doubt in my mind many have forgotten what happened and the significance of September 11th. Please take a moment ,one moment out of  your day today to pause and reflect of  that day in September of 2001 where thousand of innocents were slain and hundreds made the ultimate sacrifice to save many.



Policing has its benefits. 
Recruitment, age does not matter
Making for a good day to those we serve, one small person at a time
Having our citizens know they are safe and secure, one shiny badge at a time.
Jen Aldahondo (NJAALEOA 1st VP) with a member of the public we all serve 24/7
 
JS Hondo's photo.
 
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This is pretty awesome. (thanks to Virginia)
 
 http://www.ew.com/article/2015/09/04/marvel-amadeus-cho-totally-awesome-hulk
 
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No need for commentary for this one.

 
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RIP in Peace brother.
K9s4Cops.org's photo.







On May 1st 2015 the  Society of Asian Federal Officers held its annual gala . As reported by NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro the event was another successful endeavor and a good time was had by all. Congratulations to SOAFO. Photo left: NJAALEOA members Tom Masters, Howard Cheng, the world renowned forensic scientist, the honorable Dr. Henry Lee and Joe Luistro.


Photo right: Millie Luistro, lucky gentleman, NYPD AJS President Eugene Canapi, Agnes Chan and
Jenny Lum.
SOAFO has been kind enough to again for 2015 co sponsor the NJAALEOA Asian Fest out door event.
Asian Fest will be held on Saturday June 27th  within Edison  New Jersey  We will have on hand the one and only Chef Lawson and  Mr. Burger King himself John Polaski at the grill. We will have the DJ turning out favorites and speaking about favorites, Mille Luistro and the girls of Asian Fest will do a little Sumba for those in attendance.  And so much more. Please mark your calendars. The flier will be posted shortly.
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This has happened in the past and it will happen in the future, a reason for law enforcement to video  their own actions now in days. People see and hear things differently, whether intentional or not. 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/nyregion/witness-accounts-in-midtown-hammer-attack-show-the-power-of-false-memory.html?_r=0 

 

On Monday April 27,2015 yours truly traveled to the Morris County Police and Fire Academy as I was honored and privileged to speak on behalf of the NJAALEOA before the graduating  class of young woman and men who took part in and past the Law Enforcement Career Development Course. As I looked out to the audience of graduates from the dais I was humbled to know that despite the recent intense hatred of law enforcement by organized thugs, punks and the like, there were young adults striving to become a member of blue  each knowing one day they may have to but themselves in harms way to protect others. These graduates reminded me of many of our associate members of which some are graduates of this course and they too know our job is one that in a split second  things can change for the worse. 
This is an amazing program. The powerhouse of law enforcement officials and on the dais and university administrators in the front row was to say the least most impressive. The most impressive of all is who in the world could produce this one of kind program ,bring  together an array of well respected law enforcement officials to teach the course as to give these young college adults a real sense of what lies ahead for them in the law enforcement community? All NJAALEOA members and supporters have heard his name on a number of occasions by the association.  He is a great supporter of the NJAALEOA. He is a long time multi decade friend of mine. He is none other than  Morris County Undersheriff William Schievella.  Undersheriff Schievella spoke in part of the diversity of the graduating class and as I looked at the faces of those in the audience how true his words were. A diverse, educated, smart  law enforcement community... that's a good thing for all concerned.
 
I was going to speak about how not everyday will be safe free and  keeping public order is not the easiest thing to achieve in a world whose population is mixed with outright lawless people. This was too happy of an occasion to speak of a lesson they all will learn in the future when they put on the "blue".
I spoke about the NJAALEOA and emphazied if the NJAALEOA could be of assistance to anyone of the graduates all they has to do was to reach out to their Executive Director of the program Undersheiff Schievella. The keynote speaker was Deputy NJ Attorney General Wanda Moore who spoke upon several issues using a video presentation. It was an excellent presentation.
 
One of the remarks by Under sheriff Schievella was how important networking is to the law enforcement community. How true. The NJAALEOA is proud and honored to network with Undersheriff Schievella and the programs he produces for the good of so many. Last night (4/28/15) was a good night for our future in law enforcement , those highly regarded within the law enforcement community, the educators in attendance, the families of the graduates and myself. Why, for so many reasons.... but one particular  selfish reason comes to  mind.  For one night, this  night the good that is within the law enforcement community shined and shined brightly without one word from a cop hater,or a puck that wishes death upon us everyday   because unfrotuneately  a few did wrong while  the vast majority, the huge majority in law enforcement day in and day out 24 hours a day protect and serve as they are sworn do until they hang up the handcuffs and call it a day 20, 25, 30 years down the road.  This was a good day for me, this was an excellent day for me and I thank the graduates, the law enforcement professionals , the educators at the ceremony  and  especially one very special person who does so much for so many,..... one  William Schievella. 
 
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Photos: left: photo Undersheriff William Schievella in a rare uniform photo ,  Port Auth. of NY & NJ Police Officer I Irving, it was a pleasant surprise to see one of my own from the PAPD at the ceremony   and yours truly.
middle: yours truly with NJAALEOA member and law enforcement course graduate Imtiaz Zinnah
right:  NJAALEOA member Imtiaz Zinnah and future NJAALEOA member Julia Perry.


 
 


 



 

On May 6th, 2015 Detective Laila Cristobal of the Passaic Police Department was promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant. Sergeant Cristobal is a long time member of the NJAALEOA, who started her law enforcement career almost 15 years ago. Laila is one of the very few Asian American female officers who are supervisors within any New Jersey police Department.
If one were to count on one hand the number of supervisory police personnel who are of Asian American background and female in New Jersey, one would have fingers to spare.

 

Congratulations to Laila Cristobal for her promotion to the rank of Sergeant within the Passaic Police Department.
Photos: The first Asian American Police Sergeant in the history of the Passaic Police Department, Laila Cristobal. 
Celebrating with Sergeant Laila Cristobal  on this very special day is NJAALEOA President Joseph Luistro (left) and NJAALEOA member Officer Ray Alfaro 

 

This is interesting, all the guest speakers are powerhouses including our own Tom Masters.
Not sure if open to the public  but if interested the association can ask NJAALEOA member and a Professor at Drew University if members may attend.




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Interesting article from active member David L.

 http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-04/30/content_20583434.htm

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New York City Police Officer Brian Moore saw something a thug was doing around his waist band, He saw something most people would not think twice about. But not Police Officer Brian Moore.,there was something suspicious about the actions taken by the thug and the plainclothes anti crime officer knew it.
The thug also knew he was in the presence of a police officer and reacted as the career criminal that he is. He without regards for life as he had done before,he took a gun from his person and shot Officer Moore in the head. Brian Moore fought for life for two days until the result of the gunshot wound he took at the hands of the thug was too much and he past on to be along side St. Michael and I am sure many  other brave souls. No marches condemning the actions of the punk who happened to be Black, no destruction of property , no burning of vehicles, no throwing of rocks and stones by civilians or anybody else. None of that. Just a long, line of blue, two rows of blue saluting a hero as he past by in an ambulance for a trip to a funeral parlor. All at attention, all silent  all respectful to a person who wanted and did make a difference to the people of New York City. Rest in Peace Officer Brian Moore..........  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCp5LG_zNE
 
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The NJAALEOA and all those associated with us, we honor the name of 25 year old  NYC Police Officer Brian Moore.

 


 
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http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-York-NYC-NYPD-Taxi-Driver-Uber-Cop-Video-Tirade-NYC-Detective-298585531.html
 
Your  alone making a car stop
Your in plain clothes
You have no idea who the driver is nor the person in the back seat.
plus at least 15 other concerns including one should consider everything  may be recorded for the good, bad or otherwise. 
 
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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-actress-taraji-p-henson-son-racial-profile-20150327-story.html
 
On the flip side, a rush to judgment of racial profiling of police by a current known actress is blown out of the water when a video clearly displays no such action occurred.  The officer could have suffered a lot of grief  had it not been for the video. The officer in fact was by far courteous and professional in his handling of the incident.
 
Two videos with law enforcement personnel involved, two different outcomes.
If you had to choose , which video would you be in?





 
A happy moment, Congratulates to Detective Lieutenant Dennis Lam upon his recent retirement from the Madison Township Police Department.  Detective Lieutenant Lam a well respected police commander and community leader I am sure will be missed in Madison. The NJAALEOA is extremely proud to have Dennis as a member and we hope he will mentor upcoming rookies that may one day  fill his big shoes as a knowledgeable , well respected police commander. Best of luck to Detective Lieutenant Dennis Lam!!
 
 
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/11/in_wake_of_home_invasions_questions_about_lack_of_asian_cops_in_central_nj.html#incart_most-read
 

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The association received this from several sources. This is to all that protect and serve, municipal, county, state, bi state, federal and all other law enforcement entities. This is worth passing on.
 
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The Executive Director of the NPDF Joe Occhipinti has broadcast a 2500.00 reward for the safe recovery of Timothy Hamlett. Please post where appropriate. The NJAALEOA thanks the Executive and the NPDF for their efforts. 
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 The following was received from our brother and sister fraternal  law enforcement organization from across the river. As noted the proceeds to the journal will be given to the parents of Detective's Liu.  Click here for more info.

This will also be sent to corporate entities as well as out of  state law enforcement personnel If you or an associate you know can assist please do so. Tickets to attend the event is sold out with a waiting list being used. The purchase of a  journal ad  is  way of showing your support to law enforcement and to Detective Liu's family

The noted  above attachment is a way of donating to the families of Detectives Liu and Ramos. The association has not heard back from the NYPD AJS in regards to a trust fund for the families. Most times it takes several weeks to accomplish a trust like that. The tee shirts which are twenty dollars each as indicated will have the proceeds go to the families of both detectives. Detectives Liu and Ramos were  assigned to the 84 precinct at the times of their pasting. There is no notion of civilians purchasing a shirt.






Update: Any donations for the Liu family can be sent to our PO Box. NYPD Asian Jade Society P.O. Box  969 Peck Slip Station
New York NY 10272
 
Checks Should be made out to the PO Wen Jian Liu family C/O NYPD Asian Jade Society

 
 


 

 

 


The following missing person
 is the son of a Port Authority police officer which I had the privilege of working with. Please LEO's especially MOF of NYPD, PAPD,MTA, Amtrak and NJ Transit be made aware of his descript. To all those that receive this NJAALEOA e-mail and are not sworn LEO's, if you observe someone that looks like the individual please say something and remember the location, if in the company of anyone description of clothing, a license plate #, make and model if seen in a vehicle or just about anything  else. The contact numbers are listed below or call 911 if you do not remember the listed numbers.





 
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NYPD Detective is laid to rest today 1/4/15, a few days after his partner NYPD  Detective Ramos was laid to rest at the same cemetery. The association has received numberous photos of the funeral detail from association members who attended the funeral. In honor and remembrance of Detectives Liu and Ramos the association will post photos in a special section of  the association websites. 
 
Today, in the New York Times, a Sunday front page article focused on  Asians- Americans in law enforcement and  the NYPD. The article ( video version) also included headline input from NJAALEOA President Joseph Luistro  and a quote from yours truly (print article). The print article headlined NYPD Detective (ret) Tommy Ong who is now a PI. Tommy continues to be a positive force in promoting "the job" NYPD and is often times at NYPD AJS events with camera in hand. It is the hope of the association that the New York Times article written by David Chen and video, produced by Channon Hodge  promotes the fact the fabric of professional law enforcement in this country and state and should  consist of  individuals of not just one background but of several, including but not limited to Asian Americans. 
 
 The video
 
 
http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000003429490/a-community-responds.html?playlistId=1194811622182&region=video-grid&version=video-grid-thumbnail&contentCollection=Times+Video&contentPlacement=0&module=recent-videos&action=click&pgType=Multimedia&eventName=video-grid-click 

 

 

The following attachment is the bio of Tunnel and Bridge Officer Thomas Choi. As mentioned in an earlier e-mail his passing is a result of a line of duty injury which left him a coma that he never came out of.
RIP Officer Thomas Choi.
 

 
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 The association has received a number of photos taken before, during and after the funeral of slain NYPD Detective Liu. The association will send out a few photos in a future e-mail but will have many others displayed on a special section of our websites. Many NJAALEOA members attended the funeral and wake to pay respects to Detective Liu and his family as they did during  Detective's Ramos's wake and funeral. It must be noted that the NYPD Asian Jade Society held a gathering of law enforcement  personnel from around the country who are members of the National Asian Peace Officers Association as to one final time, as a group, pay their respects to hero cop.... NYPD Detective  Wen Jian Liu. The NYPD Asian Jade Society deserves  kudos to have such a gathering  at a  Brooklyn restaurant for over one hundred law enforcement personnel at their own expense. 
 
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The following are photos taken of NYPD Detective Liu's wake which was held in Brooklyn, the same location where the funeral for the Detective will take place. These photos were taken by NJAALEOA member , avid supporter David Lin.  An additional e-mail will follow with photos taken by David.

 


Around 2000 hours (12/20/14) the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department held a press conference and in detail spoke of the execution of two members of the force, Police Officer Ramos and Police Officer Liu. at the hands of a punk, scum, ganged up, coward. As indicated by Commissioner Bratton, the two officers did not have a chance to respond to the deadly threat posed to them while they were on duty, in uniform and doing what they were sworn to do while in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.  It was noted by the commissioner that the scum probably traveled from an out of state jurisdiction and purposely traveled to Brooklyn intent on killing New York City Police officers this day.
 
Officer Liu from sources has indicated he is a member of the New York City Police Asian Jade Society, our brother organization across the river. Non the less these are our brothers, Liu and Ramos, in blue that made the ultimate sacrifice and on this day will not ever again come home to their families. 
 
NJAALEOA President  Luistro and I discussed this tragic incident that led to the death of Officers Liu and Ramos before the Commissioner's press conference. We cannot stress enough the need for all to be vigilant as best as you can though in this case this punk never gave Officers Liu and Ramos a chance to respond to his actions against them. Please be careful out there and to our associates if you see something report it.
 
The NJAALEOA mourns the loss of two  of our own in blue from the New York City Police Department.



T
his is from James Ng,  the current President of the NYPD Asian Jade Society. James is a Sgt. assigned to the Midtown Pct.
 
NAPOA President James Ng today issued a news release with the following statement:
“The National Asian Peace Officers Association mourns the death of one our own members from the local chapter of the New York Police Department Asian Jade Society. Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Officer Wenjian Liu, a 7-year officer who married just 2 months ago. He immigrated to this country as a teen from Toishan, a city in southern Guangdong province in China. His parents are ...understandably grief stricken over the loss of their only child.”
“At Woodhull Hospital, where Officer Liu had been taken after the shooting, I had the painful task of providing English translation to Officer Liu’s family. In the days ahead, we hope the outpouring of support and assistance from the National Asian Peace Officers Association and its 22 chapters across the nation will provide comfort to the Liu family. We shall deeply miss Officer Liu. Not only will we always remember you, but always, we will be very grateful to you for your honorable devotion and dedication to protecting our communities.”

Congratulations to Past NJAALEOA Ex. Bd. member and Jersey City Police Officer Joel Villabroza upon his promotion to Detective on 12/22/2014. Joel has been a long standing member of the association and it is a well deserved promotion.

photo one right to left: Jen Aldahondo VP NJAALEOA., Steven Fulop, the Mayor of Jersey City, Detective Villabroza and NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro in front of the mayor's office after the swearing in ceremony. 

 




The photo attached is Ms. Wong accepting a plaque from the NJAALEOA on behalf of one of our great sponsors and supporters who wish to remain anonymous. The association finally made the presentation yesterday 12/23/14.


 

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