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8-14 is the Port Authority code for officer requests back up.
A tragic event which should have been one of great joy occurred. While Eric's wife was delivering their newborn ,Liam she passed away shortly after said delivery. A go fund me has been set up for Eric and his newborn. Eric is a 2-year veteran of the force and far from top pay. If you can find it to answer the 8-14 call for Eric, the Go Fund me site is listed below.

                                                                                                                                                Fundraiser by Michael Passaro Peter Milano : Eric Fung & Family (gofundme.com)

A great story of long-time member
Edison Police Officer Sherley Dong.

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NJ.com's 3 part story regarding diversity within New Jersey Police Departments as it relates to Asian Americans scratches the surface of this complicated issue. The report based on stats and a few comments by people with impressive titles reveals legitimate concerns but offers no reasons, solutions or who should be overseeing the state law enforcement community when it comes to diversity. 

Having been for forty years involved with the recruitment of qualified candidates into the ranks of the professional law enforcement profession I offer the following. 

Recruitment of Asian Americans into law enforcement is a recent phenomenon and it starts in New York City, not New Jersey. In 1956 the New York City Police Department after being established for over 100 years hire their first Asian American Police Officer. Joe Wing. Fast forward several decades and one of the largest police departments in the country has enough officers of Asian background to start the fraternal NYPD Asian Jade Society. The group was small enough to allow Asian Officers from the NYC Housing PD, NYC Transit PD, the Port Authority PD and others to join. In a short time the NYCAJS grew and went solo. In 1982 I co created the Port Authority Police Asian Jade Society. At first, we were so small in numbers some of us had to have two executive board titles. That is not the case today with the number of Asian Americans within the ranks being many times over the 1982 numbers. 

In 1997 I created the fraternal New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association. From humble beginnings with a purpose to seek out qualified Asian Americans for positions with New Jersey's several hundred Police departments success has come slow but moving forward. The association has produced an annual law enforcement social and law enforcement career fair that many say is second to none. With a small tight group of Joe L, Alan. C., Jamie  Y. and myself, we work our  butts off with no financial compensation to produce this event which attracts hundreds  of career seekers and over 2 dozen participating law enforcement agencies/departments.  With the brain storm of Joe L and myself the "Meet the Chiefs" program was also created , another ground breaking recruitment program produced by the association at no cost to the participants (www.asiancops.org). In between we have assisted the NJ State Police and other departments with their recruitment programs, I have produced a public service announcement/commercial for the Port Authority and twice have been assigned the Port Authority Police Background Investigative Unit solely to investigate candidates for possible hiring as a Port Authority Police Officer. The head of the human resource department  of the Port Authority at that time had the foresight and courage  to team me up with a human resource outreach person for the purpose of going out to the community in locations no one ever recruited before  Sometimes recruitment was a simple as going up to a young adult who looked in good shape and after a brief intro asking, Have you ever consider a carrier in Law Enforcement?  

Chief T. Bryan of the Edison Township Police Department brought up several excellent reasons why it may be challenging to gain more officers of Asian background. 

What is not said similar to the tale of no one speaks the truth of the king being undressed is though as small as the numbers may be the ugly head s of nepotism, favoritism, power sovereignty and racism will hamper a department's ability to diversify   Early in my career as a Port Authority officer I transferred into an abyss within the department. An enclave of racism, just opposite to the professionalism I experienced everywhere else I worked.  When this bastion of hate was cleared, the professionalism, integrity and honor came back resembling the rest of the department. The Port Authority to this day receives thousands of applicants for the position of Port Authority police officer. Currently over three hundred applicants are being investigated for the next PAPD Academy class. Slowly but steady minorities and females are being added to the ranks with each passing academy class. 

New Jersey can do the same with some hard "street work" and not using only the internet, or a media announcement.  Very soon showing the way to a diversified law enforcement community will lie  with the Office of the NJ Attorney General. If the best that is accomplished is the work of someone behind a computer screen writing out directives, not much if anything will be accomplished. If some from the OAG comes out from behind their desks and produce recruitment "street work" those departments that need assistance will receive it. 

Many Chiefs of Police realize the many benefits of a diversified police department. To add qualified Asian Americans is a slow and at times trying process, but not an impossible one. As it is said, to walk one hundred miles one must take the first step. The first step has been taken, the journey for diversified police departments continues. 

Please be careful and safe out there. 

On September 11th, 2001, thousands were murdered by terrorists on American soil. 

A break down by the numbers.

These are the 37 Port Authority Police Officers 
who made the ultimate sacrifice to save others on September 11,2001.
The back story - Three of these 37,  heros  are noted below. 

James Nelson - 
 I met Jimmy when he was a rookie with the PAPD.  Jim was very smart and  was like a sponge   wanting to learn as much about the job as possible. He did not take a lunch break when I was working but instead rode with me shot gun in my patrol vehicle. I can't recall ever repeating something to Jim. He just absorbed everything and retained it. It was evident to me Jim needed to teach at the academy. He was that smart and good. In no time the bosses also thought the same and Jim became an instructor in the academy. On 9-11-01 Jim made the ultimate sacrifice saving lives.

On 9-11-01 it was a sunny clear day, not too cold. A long sleeve shirt or jacket would do. I was assigned the 7X3 New York sector and John Skala    was assigned the 6X2 New York sector. We met shortly after 0700 hours as he was traveling e/b on 39th street between 11th and 12 Avenues and I was traveling w/b on the same street. We met and I recall saying "See ya later I got this." John went back to the command in NJ for a break.  A short time later I was summoned back to the command to pick up MOF's. to the WTC.
It was at first believed a tourist plane hit the WTC.  Fast forward. After a very long unimaginable day, the communications person at the command called out a roll call to ensure all personnel were safe. All answered.... except....... Officer John Skala.  On 9-11-01 John made the ultimate sacrifice saving lives.

In 1980, about 62 young men and women entered the Port Authority Police academy. One of those persons was Robert Kaulfers.   Bobby was one of the smartest and funniest in the academy class.  Bobby also had a flare for writing which he was noted for by many within the PAPD.  Bobby was a gentleman, a cops, cop and just a great guy.  On September 11,2001 Sgt. Robert Kaulfers made the ultimate sacrifice saving lives.



May all the souls lost on 9-11-01 rest in peace.

​Robert May
Detective (ret) PAPD
President Emeritus/ founder the NJAALEOA

In 2008 Pope Benedict visited the World Trade Center site. The Pope visited the site where over two thousand people died by terrorists flying two commercial planes into the twin towers.  During this somber time Port Authority Lieutenant (ret) John McLoughlin had the opportunity to speak to the Pope one on one. John was buried in the rumble when the towers came down and managed to stay alive as rescue workers desperately dug through the rubble to get him safely out. John is an inspiration for all.
In 2015 Pope Francis visited the World Trade site. 
 Pope Benedict at the World Trade site Ground Zero.
 Pope Benedict and Port Authority Police Lieutenant John McLoughlin have a private moment.
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Two views the Pope observed during his visit to the WTC site

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Part of the Port Authority Police security detail to ensure the safety of the Pope and others at Ground Zero. 
(Det. Robert May, Dt. Sgt. R. Zachowski, Det. Frank Accardi, Det. Warren Davis) Thanks to the uniform force, Port Authority maintence who created the area for the Pope, the Port Authority admin. services who left no detail unturned, I am sure there were many smiles from above as all this was to pay respects to all those lost on 9-11-01, 
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Pope Francis saying a prayer over the thousands of names 
inscribed in stone who were murdered by terrorist's on 9-11-01 during his visit in 2015
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OVID has caused much hardship and sadness these two past years. During these trying times the association is happy to announce the sucess of two of our members and the beautiful art work of the son of another member.

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Congrats to Arthur Makoski upon graduating the police academy and becoming a member of the Rutgers University Police Department.

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Congrats to Daniel Cezar (in dress uniform) who graduated from the fire academy and is now a member of the Paterson Fire Department Engine #4
Good luck to Arthur and Daniel as they start their careers serving the people of the state of New Jersey.

 This 14-year-old artist is also an accomplished cellist who will be attending the Manhattan School of Music. B. Cho who is the son of long time NJAALEOA member Chris Cho received the Distinguished Honorable Mention Award during the National Ocean Awareness contest. "Taking action is paramount to conserve our oceans." An excellent thought from this very talented youngster.


 September 11, 2001- Never Forget

As per New Jersey Attorney General directive 2021-6 the following report was published regarding major discipline involving NJ law enforcement officers. It appears egregious offenses within the entire state of New Jersey is very low compared to the thousands of officers who protect and serve 24 hours in a day, 365 days in the year.  
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Hello, the NJ Division on Civil Rights is hiring.  We welcome you to share the link below with your entire network as the Community Relation Units is hiring a liaison to the Asian American community.  Please let me know if you have any questions or referrals.  The position will be based in Cherry Hill, Trenton or Atlantic City, thank you.





Photo left to right: Senior NJ Dep. Attorney General Jennifer Davenport,(soon to be) New Jersey Attorney General 
Andrew Bruck, Pres Emeritus / founder the NJAALEOA Robert May and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

On July 8,2021 in a large conference room within the Richard Hughes Justice complex a number of law enforcement professionals from around the state came together. The large room was filled to capacity with many who had Chief of Police or Chief of Detectives in front of their names.  The meeting was the Changing of the Guard. Within a week one of the longest serving New Jersey Attorney Generals, Gurbir Grewal will leave to become the top law enforcement officer for the federal Secuities & Exchange Commission. At the meeting Attorney General Grewal introduced his replacement, soon to be Acting NJ Attorney General Andrew Bruck.
Among the reasons I can thank AG Grewal for his professionalism and dedication to the people of this state , two thoughts come to the forefront. On the rare occasion I gave the AG an opinion backed by facts that I thought he should hear about, it went to the big guy, AG Grewal himself. For the ability to reach out to the #1 law enforcement officer in the state, instead of being pushed off to a 2-year law student intern speaks volumes of someone who wants to hear all sides to the issue. In 2019 the association held its 20th annual law enforcement social and career fair. By far it was our biggest event ever attended by 26 law enforcement agencies and several hundred people. One of those people attending the event was AG Grewal and several of his staff. AG Grewal rolled up his sleeves and met with every law enforcement officer and many in attendance. It was not just a hello and good bye but he took the time to listen and asked questions if needed. No doubt some in law enforcement and many in attendance never met an Attorney General and probably never will again except this time. This time AG Grewal met with as many people as he could and stayed much longer than one of staffer stating he needed to be at another location.  AG Grewal is a people person with the knowledge of law second to none. Acting AG Bruck will need to juggle the hundreds of issues that face the office of the Attorney General every day. If a few falls to the floor he must be forgiven but suspect after speaking with him, very few will. Good luck to you the honorable NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and I suspect good things will come from the new Attorney General Andrew Bruck and his people. The people of New Jersey deserve no less.

 Bina Disai who is the 2nd Asian-American to become a   Middlesex County Superior Court Judge,  Judge Disai was sworn in on July 7th. The entire association wishes you the best Judge and again Congratulations!

 Photo: Judge Bins Disai and NJAALEA member Middlesex County Sheriff Officer Dennis Valdez

Many years ago, when I was on the Special Olympic Committee the best memory, I have was attending the awards ceremony at the stadium. These young people were appreciative of the efforts of the men and women in Blue that raised funds to make the Special Olympic program a reality.

Fast forward to 2021 and hundreds of law enforcement personnel from across the state volunteer to run and raise funds for this very special program.  One fine example of the efforts of a police department is that of the Edison Police Department. led by its Chief Thomas Bryan with the all-in support of Mayor Tom Lankey.

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Of the forty runners NJAALEOA members of the Edison PD participated in the Torch Run event. Lt Jason Gerba, Officer Shirley Dong ,Sgt Don Ship, and Officer Neel Patel.

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It doesn't get any better. The privilege to stand with a participant of the Special Olympic Torch Run.
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Chief Tom Bryan

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Lt Jason Gerba and Lt Bob Dudash Co-Coordinators of this yearly fundraising effort.  Mayor Lankey, Edison Council, Assemblyman in the crowd
Many thanks to the hundreds/thousands of law enforcement personnel who volunteered to raise funds for a very special cause, year after year, decade after decade..

Useful discount information for our New York members or relatives and friends that reside in the Big Apple

If you're a Senior and use NYC Public Transportation you qualify for half price tickets, You fill out an application and get issued a NYC MTA card with your photo on it.

Here is the link with all the information

Here is a direct link for the application

If you know anyone with a disability, they also qualify and here is that application

Long Island Rail Road offers similar discounts off peak

MAY 2ND, 2021 AT 2PM,
Our very own DET. Samantha Oh will be speaking!
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The association is privileged to have many super members. One of our extraordinary members is Edison Police Officer Shirley Dong 
Her bio is truly remarkable and an inspiration to every girl/woman considering a career in law enforcement.  

 Police Officer S. Dong
"I’m a 26-year-old Chinese American female. I was born in Manhattan New York— the youngest of three to two Chinese immigrants. I grew up working in my parent’s Chinese restaurant in Edison, New Jersey. In September of 2012 my dad became a victim of a robbery while delivering Chinese food. The detective who helped my family out was Patrolwoman Lisa Cimmino. Patrolwoman Cimmino was professional and went above and beyond for my family. She even took the time to explain to me why she became a police officer. I saw myself in her and knew I wanted to pursue a career where I get to help and meet new people every day. I graduated high school later that year and enrolled into Middlesex County College. While at Middlesex County College, I became an Edison Police Auxiliary Officer and worked as a Public Safety Telecommunicator overnight, first at Drew University Department of Public Safety in Madison, South Brunswick Police Department and then Edison Police Department. In July of 2016 I got accepted into the Camden County College Police Academy as an alternate route candidate. I graduated in December and was fortunate enough to get hired back as a police officer in Edison, New Jersey— the town that allowed my parents achieve their “American Dream”. I was assigned to the patrol bureau for 4.5 years and was recently transferred to the department’s new Community Oriented Policing Unit. I hope to continue to give back to my community and inspire other females that you can be a 5’2 and an Asian female and excel at performing the duties of a police officer.
One of the most important documents for law enforcement personnel in the state of New Jersey for 2021

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has issued the revision USE of FORCE Policy for law enforcement personnel in the state of New Jersey. The revised policy is a result of months of work by 30 plus law enforcement professionals of different ranks and ethnic backgrounds. It is important law enforcement personnel from the Chief of Police to the rookie on the street familiarize and understand the policy.
Clink on the link below to view the policy. There is also a video regarding the policy may be viewed.

The following are statements regarding the revised Use of Force policy. These statements are from four individuals that were part of the working group regarding the revised policy.
Zulma Cabrera, President, Hispanic American Law Enforcement Association: “I provided my support to the Attorney General’s Office Use of Force Policy working group. It has been an amazing experience to be able to come together with all the agencies involved to complete a policy that will address and ensure everyone’s safety. The working group has committed many hours to this important effort in order to provide the public and all law enforcement departments with the tools to assure all situations are handled safely and properly. I commend the Attorney General’s Office for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of this process.”

Robert May, President Emeritus /Founder of The New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association (NJAALEOA); Detective (Retired), Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department “For a number of months during 2020 a group of professional law enforcement officers from different ranks and ethnic backgrounds assembled for the purpose of reviewing and updating the current Use of Force Policy used in the State of New Jersey. Every member of this working group used due diligence in regards to this complicated issue before the final draft document was forwarded to the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General for review and final revision. This document addresses issues that were not thought of 10, 15 or 20 years ago. I am confident each and every law enforcement officer in this state will rise to the occasion as they are guided by this updated Use of Force Policy. I would like to thank those for the privilege of being part of this extraordinary working group

I would also wish a safe and fulfilling career to the men and women who protect and serve 24 hours a day seven days a week.”

Jiles . Ship, President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) New Jersey; Past National President, NOBLE “The public outrage after the senseless killing of George Floyd fueled the national demand for review of excessive force policies in law enforcement. We acknowledge the importance of this first step and NOBLE NJ looks forward to continuing our work with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General to develop a comprehensive policy that will ensure the safety of all New Jerseyans and law enforcement officers.”

” Patrick Colligan, President, New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association: “The revised Use of Force policy is another important tool in enhancing the professionalism and integrity of New Jersey’s law enforcement profession. This policy makes key changes that will protect our officers on the job while ensuring the public that New Jersey police remain the best trained in the nation. This policy developed after weeks of collaborative discussions amongst the State PBA and other stakeholders and we are grateful to the Attorney General’s Office for incorporating our suggestions.”

On behalf of Joe, myself and the rest f the Ex. Bd. May you all have a safe 2021 and be able to go home to your families and friends each and every day.  Please be careful and safe out there, Robert

The association is currently accepting new members, sworn and associate for the 2021 year. Of course, we are seeking current members to reup and join the team for 2021. To our current members and new ones who already are in for 2021. Thank you.
  Congratulations to NJAALEOA member Jae Kim. Jae recently was part of a swearing in ceremony for the South Brunswick Police Department. Photo from left to right, Chief Raymond Hayducka and Officer Jae Kim. The association is privileged to have Chief Hayducka, among other Chiefs of Police as a supporter of our efforts. Congrats to again to South Brunswick Police Officer Kim!
Up north in Jersey City...... Friday, November 20, 2020, Jersey City, NJ;
Eric the Dog led Port Authority cops on a chase through the streets of Jersey City Friday morning, ending with Eric and his owner reunited.
#PAPD Police Officers Steve Spino, Justin Abramapopolis, Kevin Duffy and Mina Shenouda were on patrol in the vicinity of Grove Street when they observed Eric run from his owner. With PO Duffy taking the lead the cops chased Eric through the surrounding city streets and in traffic on Montgomery Street, a major Jersey City thoroughfare. Eric began to slow as he passed the Grove Street PATH Station giving P.O. Duffy the opportunity to catch and secure Eric. P.O. Abramapopolis, noticing Eric was visibly shaken, visited a local Starbucks and purchased a Puppuccino for Eric while P.O. Shenouda conducted an investigation resulting in locating the owner and a happy reunion with Eric. 

 left to right NJAALEOA member Officer Mina Shenouda, Officers Abrampopolis and Duffy with Eric the dog.
The recently enacted "Daniels Law" protects law enforcement personnel active or retired from the public obtaining their home addresses.  Please read in more detail Daniels Law.
- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Friday signed "Daniel's Law," named after the murdered son of U.S. Judge Esther Salas, which protects the home addresses and telephone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. 

The bill amends the Open Public Records Act to exclude from the definition of a government record the portion of any document which discloses the home address of any active or retired judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer. 


   On behalf of the NJAALEOA  and NJAALEF please have a safe and best Thanksgiving as possible. This year has been one challenge after another for most of us and our country.  We wake up each morning place our feet on the floor and we face the challenges that the day brings.   For over 20 years the association has assisted many of our members and so many others in so many ways. We don't plan to stop now or in the distant future. God bless you, the keepers of the peace and those that support the law enforcement community.
Please be safe and careful out there,
Joe Luistro President the NJLAALEOA
Robert May President Emeritus the NJAALEOA
and the entire Ex. Bd.


Recently NJAALEOA President Sgt. Joe Luistro retired from the Edison Police Department. Over a hundred people attended Joe's last roll call.

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Jessica, Hanna and Millie, the Luistro clan.
Joe and Millie

President Emeritus R. May presenting a bouquet of flowers to Mrs. M. Luistro on behalf of the NJAALEOA.
NJAALEOA members who attended Joe's last roll.
Joe and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan. Joe congrats on 27 total years of police service!

It is bittersweet that I state after a super 33 year career in law enforcement Lieutenant Eugene Chin will preside at his last roll call on June 30th at 3PM , Fanwood PD headquarters. For many years, year after year Eugene attended  our annual Law Enforcement social/ Career Fair and fingerprinted hundreds of children and gave those finger print cards to the child's parents. Eugene  was also a fixture in the Fanwood community.  He certainly will be missed by many. We share the thoughts of many in wishing him a long and healthy retirement.  Thank you for your service Lieutenant Eugene Chin!

Eugene's career started in 1985 with the North Plainfield Police Department. He was
a civilian dispatcher for about a year and a half. He grew up in this
community and was inspired to become a Police Officer because of the
friendly contact that he had with the Officers. Unfortunately, he was not hired
despite his knowledge of the day to day operations of this department.
He did not let this discourage him and continued to take entry-level exams
within the State.  In July of 1987, he landed a job in Fanwood, where the 
Police Department and the community welcomed him.  
Eugene started as a Patrol Officer in 1987. He was promoted to the Detective
Bureau in 1998 and following that he was promoted to Sergeant in 2012.
In 2015 Eugene was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of the Detective Bureau, 
where he will complete his exceptional career.
Eugene is retiring on July 1st, 2020 after 33 years of an extremely rewarding career.   
He will be spending his retirement time in Brick, N.J. with his lovely wife, Brenda, and
their dog Nika.  

Eugene would like to address the young men and women out there who aspire to become 
a Law Enforcement Officer. Eugene's advice is to follow your dream towards this very
rewarding career where you can help people and make a difference in their lives   

To his Brothers and Sisters in BLUE there is a light at the end of the
tunnel, but for now be safe out there and watch your SIX
Last week the New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation was happy to present the 2020 scholarship recipient with a 1000. check.      
Colton Michael Masi will be attending Drexel University this coming fall. We wish Colton the very best.

Photo right to left  members Officer Jason Chang, Lieutenant Dominick Masi, Colton Masi,  President  NJAALEF R. May, President NJAALEOA Sgt. Joseph Luistro and NJAALEF treasurer Jamie Yeh.  
Another Covid 19 racial bias incident against Asian Americans, this time in Bergen County New Jersey.
The saving grace is that another Asian American was not physically hurt by these low lifes as is the case in several previous incidents.  Over 1500 and counting. ……


Recommended Vendors: The association has a long standing relationship with the following vendors  As usual one must contact the association and  we will refer you to a  specific person who has proven time and time again of the special customer service you will receive as a member or supporter of the NJAALEOA.

Arctic  Heating Air Conditioning Service -  A member  had his air-conditioned break down. He is a VIP Special customer with a different company. His VIP status gave him a three day time frame to check out the problem Called our person in Arctic and though our member had no relationship with  Arctic they came out that evening to service his air conditioner. He and his family were cool in 90 degree heat because of Arctic not because of his VIP status other company.

DCH Auto - For many years the association has had a great relationship with DCH Auto. As a result dozens of happy  members/ supporters have purchased a vehicle at one of the several DCH dealerships. As with Arctic Air you must call the association so we can hook you up with a specific person.

Mike is a semi retired Master Builder. He has taken a flat piece of grassy property and transformed it into a two story house. He and his crew remind me of the movie the Despendables  One wonders how these older guys can tackle a new wood floor,. extensive electrical work  or any other detail one may need. But they do and in a very professional way. Call the association  and tell us what you need  and we will contact Mike. Mike if he  is  available will contact you.  Everyone  has complimented Mike's work, price and the manner he does his work. You will too.


Recently Amboy Bank, 
offered $500.00 grants to those organizations that could demonstrate how the Covid 19 pandemic has adversely affected people/communities around you.

The New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation was privileged to be a recipient of a $500.00 grant. The foundation identified several members in need as a result of the affects of the pandemic.  Thanks to generous Amboy Bank's grant, the foundation had the opportunity to assist those that never before were in a position of being in need. Again, many thanks to the people of Amboy Bank for helping us make a difference however large or small to some families very affected by this pandemic.

  R. May Receiving the Amboy Bank  $500 grant check from Ms.Carol DiCola,  Manager of the Monroe Township branch.

The association applauds the office of the NJ State Attorney General for producing a bias incident flier in Chinese as a response to the increasing racisms and bias awareness as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. The association forthwith sent the honorable  NJ Attorney General a letter in part advising his office was giving these racist bigot creatures too much credit. These allege humans for the most part do not distinguish a person who is Chinese from one that is Korean or Philippino or any other Asian country.

The association urged the AG to also produce a flier in other Asian American languages.  Lo and behold soon after sending off the letter to the AG, good things happened and the bias flier as attached is also in the language of the Korean and Philippino communities. The association urges all to make copies  of the fliers and please give a copy to those in your community that speak the languages mentioned. Please forward via email this email to those that you are aware that speak the languages.  This is an important issue. We hope those in power at the AG's office will also translate the flier in Hindi. 

Please click here for other languages.  If you don't see your language, we would be more than happy to post it if you could provide a translated version.

Please be safe and careful out there,
Robert on behalf of the Ex. Bd of the NJAALEOA



For those whom I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Rupen Patel. I am the CEO of Accurate Diagnostic Labs. We were proud to aid in the development of this saliva test for COVID-19 alongside our partners, Rutgers RUCDR and Spectrum Solutions. Thank you, Robert May, for the recognition of our efforts. Moreover, thanks to all of you for the hard work you have been doing over the last several weeks. For years, I have had the opportunity to participate in NJSPBA and NJAALEOA and witness firsthand the laudable contributions you all make to our community. Now, I am honored to be able to give back in this small way by working to make testing easier and safer for our first responders and greater communities. I am grateful in advance for your help in spreading testing far and wide without any political agenda – just with the common goal of helping Americans stay healthy and get back to work. 

Thank you all. Stay safe and well.



Rupen Patel

T​his is really good information from ​NJAALEOA member and Port Authority Police Officer R. Rana. in regards to Covid 19 testing sites throughout  New Jersey  and New York. Feel free to post within your respective departments /agencies.

This communication is a follow up to the recent message from said association regarding Corvid 10 testing to law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. As previously indicated the NJ State PBA will have further detailed information in regards to the testing which should result in no out of pocket costs. The following message is from State PBA President  Pat Colligan.
Robert M. on behalf of the Ex. Bd. of the NJAALEOA, Sgt. J. Luistro, President

Testing for first responders has been met with varying degrees of success throughout the state. In an effort to expedite testing of not only our members, but ALL first responders we are opening our own test sites throughout the state in conjunction with a testing lab. There are testing locations from Secaucus to Camden County. We are actively seeking a location in Atlantic County. As required by the New Jersey Department of Health, the results will be forwarded to the state.


We will initially begin screening our own members to work out any kinks and not overwhelm the website and testing locations. We will open to all unions and all first responders as quickly as possible.

The test will be covered by your insurance. There will be no balance billing and no member should receive a bill of any kind.


Visit the following website and follow the simple instructions:



 You will be contacted by a medical professional and screened via telemedicine. You will then be given a test site closest to your home and an appointment time. The telemedicine calls and testing sites will only be operational Monday through Friday’s.


Please continue to stay safe! Hopefully we will be back to a “new normal” soon.  


Pat Colligan

You heard it here!
A super supporter of the association and a top community leader within the Asian Indian and business communities, Mr. R. Patel will via Accurate Diagnostic Lab will shortly set up a drive thru Covid 19 testing station at  the Fairfield Suites parking lot Somerset, Franklin Township especially for symptomatic Police , Fire, EMS personnel  Rutgers University personnel will administer the test and seeks to have the test result completed within  72 hours instead of the now 5-6 day wait.
More information will be forth coming via the State PBA website.
Some good news, Congratulations to retired Executive law enforcement officer and long time NJAALEOA member upon his recent promotion to  Security Director, Executive  of a huge financial institution.  Congrats and the best of luck to Dennis in his new position.

The annual NJAALEOA Law Enforcement  Career Fair and Law Enforcement Social is cancelled for 2020. Our country is facing challenges never seen before and where and how it ends is totally unknown. This country and its people will prevail, but when and how as mentioned remains to be seen. The  board of directors of  the New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation  next week will have applications to their annual scholarship.



The scholarship  awardee will receive $1000.00 even if we have to be 6 feet away from said awardee. 


Important message
As suggested by the association's OEM Director the  March 28th meeting is postponed due to an abundance of caution.  The unanimous Executive Board decision to postpone the Spring meeting is as mentioned due to an abundance of caution. A Spring membership meeting will be rescheduled.
Thank you for your understanding.

The 2020 NJAALEOA Executive Board.   

Welcome to the new decade. Welcome the 2020 NJAALEOA Executive Board
Joe Luistro, President. Joe has been President of the organization for several years.  He is a veteran of the Edison Police Department and holds the rank of Sergeant. Joe is only one of two members of the association to be part of the Executive Board of the National Asian Peace Officers Association.

Joel Vllabroza is back again as an Executive Board member, this time as 1st Vice President. Joel is a long time member of the association and is a veteran of the Jersey City Police Department. Joel held the rank of police officer, detective and currently holds the rank of Sergeant.

Fred Rivera Jr. moves up the Executive Board in 2020 as the 2nd Vice President. Fred a long timememebr f the association is a member of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and has been a canine handler for several years with the BCSO.

Alan Chow is the association's long time treasurer who is with Customs Border Patrol. Senior Officer Chow also handles the distribution of association cards and shirts.

Grace Marotta was voted in to repeat her duties as  Recording Secretary. Grace currently hold the rank of Detective with the Essex County Procreators Office.

Ryan Cruz  is the associations' 2020 [email protected] Arms. Ryan formerly a member of the Hillside Police Department and currently an officer with the Scotch Plains Police Department is one of  many fairly new members joining this 20+ year organization.

Robert May is the President Emeritus of the organization, which started in 1997 by 4 people at a meeting in the mayors conference room in Old Bridge Township. Some of the four sworn law enforcement officers in attendance had to hold two executive board positions because we didn't have enough people in attendance to only hold one Ex. Bd. position. Now the NJAALEOA is the largest, oldest, all inclusive Asian based fraternal law enforcement organization in the entire state of New Jersey. 

Also please to mention Jamie Yeh, the association's long time OEM Director. Jamie continues in that position again in 2020. Jamie Yeh is also our tech person and maintains our PayPal operations.

Jay Weinberg is our long time legal advisor. Not long ago the association lost Benjamin Choi as our other legal advisor. Ben can be addressed in two jurisdictions as Judge or your honor. We wish Ben the best in his role as a municipal court judge.

To all .....your 2020 NJAALEOA Executive Board.


Donate to assist the family of Detective Seals. This is the legit site to donate    (thanks to Mina)


Membership Renewal

Our annual membership drive is going on now. Become part of the 2020 team! Membership benefits are Excellent... there is strength in numbers so renew now! 

It is with regret that the association/foundation announce  long time association legal advisor  and current legal advisor for the foundation has resigned from his position as legal advisor.
It with great pride that the association / foundation announce Mr. Benjamin B. Choi  on  July 24, 2019 Wednesday will be sworn in as the municipal Judge of the city of Hoboken. The association and foundation are grateful to Ben for putting in the time and effort as our legal advisor. There is no doubt Ben  or soon to be  his Honor will serve the people of Hoboken and this state well in his new position. Congratulations Ben and the very best of luck to you.
 Benjamin B. Choi.


The 1st round of photos will include the NJ Attorney General Grewal as he "rounds the bases" as he meets with the various law enforcement entities in attendance.
The NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal addressing the 24 law enorcment entities in attendance.
The Attorney General and the 1sr Asst AG/ Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport with the Port Authority of NY & NJ PD and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
 The AG & Bergenfield  PD                              The AG, the 1st Asst AG and FBI 

The AG & the ATF& Explosives Bureau.              Union County Prosecutor and the Westfield PD

A job well done!
Two members of the association  while off duty did an excellent job of police work to nab a "porch pirate."  An individual who steals  delivered packages from the  front of homes.
'Porch Pirate' Arrested By Off-Duty Edison Cop Couple: PD  Congrats to Lisa and Mike! 

The husband and wife, both Edison police officers, thought something looked weird— and ended up arresting a "porch pirate"



On Friday May 10th Society of Asian federal Officers Gala was once again a huge success. Eric Lawson did a great job as MC as did Janet, Yui and the rest of the board in organizing this annual event. The honorable Dr. Henry Lee received  the person of the year award . Dr Lee or as known as Uncle Lee to some as a show of respect, was as always a gracious honoree.

 Photo left to right: Joe Luistro , President of the NJAALEOA, Dr. Henry Lee, R. May founder of the NJAALEOA. Joe and Robert have been past 1VP's of the national Asian Peace Officers Association. Both have been privileged, in Louisiana, and Washington DC to listen to one of Dr, Lee's full 45 minutes lectures. An amazing presentation.

The association's  April 16th "Meet the Chief Night: program by many accounts was a success, especially for those who took the initiative and attended the program. Most of the attendees were highly motivated individuals who are seeking a career within the law enforcement field. The panelists of highly respected executive law enforcement individuals didn't disappoint. A wide array of advise to succeed with the process toward becoming a police officer, or agent was presented. During the break out part of the program, all the Chiefs spoke to the attendees on a one to one basis as they waited their turn to speak to many of them. The New Jersey State Police took data information from those attendees wishing to vie for a position of state trooper. The Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice took the name of attendees that had a desire to intern with this highly respected organization. An added benefit only to the attendees of that night was  the opportunity to take a 3 day civil service prep course. Normally a 3 day course costs about 185 to 225 dollars. For those that attended our program the cost per person was ZERO!  There is no doubt the diverse group of attendees have an advantage against those who did not partake in this unique program.

The association cannot thank enough  the panelists who took part in our program.  A noted word of thanks to Professor Freeman who spread the word to his students who came out and took advantage of this free program. Click here for event photos.

The 2nd in charge of the NJ Attorney General's Office
The #1 law enforcement official in Middlesex County
A Police Chief of a progressive police department awarded several distinguished  honors.
A Chief of Operations for one of the largest Police Departments in the state of New Jersey
A Chief of the fourth largest municipality in NJ with over 185 sworn officers under his supervision.
A Chief that experienced every rank in the department from patrol officer to Chief.
A Chief of Detectives, a Undersheriff and director of one of the largest law enforcement related organizations.
The organizations these outstanding law enforcement officials represent hire hundreds of sworn law enforcement personnel and related careers pretty much on an annual basis.
This your opportunity to meet face to face with these law enforcement officials to ask questions in regards to thier respective departments, hiring practices,  or what they seek in candidates for their respective departments. Questions of municipal, county and state law may be on your mind. Community policing on the local, county and state levels may be an issue of interest. This is a one night only opportunity that you may not have for a long time afterwards. The New Jersey State Police Recruitment Unit will also be present as  there is an expectation of many will be hired for the position of NJ State Trooper. Bring a few resumes, you never know. Dress is neat casual. Please make a copy of the flier for family members, fellow classmates or friends interested in the law enforcement profession . Admission is free.
RSVP as per the flier.
The  NJAALEOA  oldest, largest all inclusive   Asian based fraternal organization in the state of New Jersey.  www.asiancops.org    www.njaaleoa.org   like us on Facebook

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With the pyramids of Egypt as a backdrop, long time member  Port Authority Officer
Mina  Shenouda proposes to the lady of his dreams.... She said yes!  


Congrats, to our association attorney, Jay Weinberg!
Congrats to the association attorney Jay Weinberg upon recently obtaining his black belt!
The association and foundation not only have two excellent attorneys, Jay Weinberg and Benjamin Choi but both are black belts within their respective martial art disciplines.
Association attorney/blackbelt Jay Weinberg in the middle.

December 19 at 8:17 PM 

Patrol officers Lee and Coronel were conducting a detail in Jersey City to ensure the safety of our bus and light rail passengers. While in the area of MLK station the officers observed illegal activity inside a motor vehicle and conducted a stop. The investigation led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, illicit drugs, money, and the arrest of four occupants. In addition to safeguarding our State’s transportation system, NJTPD officers also contribute to the safety of the communities around our transportation facilities.

Brian is a long time member of the association. Excellent work, Kudos to Brian and his partner . A job well done!



The association is pleased to support long time association member Bruce Polkowitz for the position of PFRS Retiree Representative. Bruce brings a vast wealth of knowledge  from  his career in law enforcement, PBA leadership and private enterprise. Bruce is truly the right person for retiree representative to the PFRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES. You may read about Bruce within a recent copy of NJ COPS Magazine.

 To the members of the association, THANK YOU for your support,your time to translate, assist in law enforcement special details with the permission of your respective Chiefs/ Sheriffs. THANK YOU for making us the oldest, largest all inclusive Asian based fraternal law enforcement association in the State of New Jersey.
As of !2/28/18  148 law enforcement personnel have been killed in the line of duty in 2018
148 too many. Please take a moment to say a little prayer for those lost and those that continue to serve and protect within the great country we live in.

A State Trooper on patrol.  a great message. I am sure some of you have a similar story.

Please be careful & safe out there the rest of 2018 and into 2019.

21 years and counting www.asiancops.org like us on Facebook.

The association is proud of the participation of three of our members Fred Rivera, Bergen County Sheriff's Office, Ayaz Mahmoud, Edison Police Department and Gene Hong, New Jersey State Police  within the NJ Attorney General's "Immigrant Trust Directive." It is with the understanding the directive's goal is to enhance the cooperation between the law enforcement community and the immigrant population residing within New Jersey.  The directive is with the understanding it is not to dilute, prevent, curtail, or prevent an officer from carrying out the duties he/she has swore to do for the people of New Jersey. Special thanks to the Chief of Police of Edison Township, the Bergen County Sheriff and the Superintendent  of the NJ State Police for allowing their personnel to participate.
Please check out https://www.nj.gov/oag/trust/index.html for the English and other language versions of the Attorney General's Directive.
Member helping members... This is from a long time sworn member of the association giving you, or family member the heads up to a unique opportunity to enter the law enforcement field. Thank you Mohammod!

On November 3rd, the NJAALEOA held its general membership meeting at the Korean Pinic Garden Buffet located in Edison, NJ.  Our guest speaker was Deputy Chief Raymond Bryan of the Port Authority of NY & NJ PD. The Chief spoke of the history of the department and answered question from those in attendance.  At the meeting several topics were discussed including the Ex. Bd's meeting with the honorable NJ Attorney General Grewal and his staff. The meeting kicked off the 2019 membership drive. Great food, great guest, great company makes for a great meeting.

Photo one: third from left, Chief Raymond Bryan and the Ex. Bd. Click photo to enlarge.
Photo two: some of the members that attended the November 3rd meeting.  Click photo to enlarge.

On November 1, 2018 the Executive Board of the association met with the  honorable New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and a number of his staff.  Much was discussed including  issues that affect not only the community at large but also it appears to effect older Asian Americans. Also a list of questions that you the membership sent in to the association as well as those by supervisory law enforcement personnel was given to the Attorney General for review and response. The meeting by all accounts very went well.
Photo: left to right: OAG Diversity Officer Lora Fong,  Jamie Yeh association OEM director, R. May,  NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal,  association president Joseph Luistro,  association [email protected] Fred Rivera, association recording secretary Grace Marotta and special asst., to the Attorney General Joe Walsh.

At the conclusion of the productive meeting the Executive Board was honored to meet with and briefly speak with FIVE County Prosecutors, of which one is a long time supporter of the association and super person,  Mercer County Prosecutor  Angelo J. Onofri. The Ex. Board hopes to start and maintain a dialogue with the other four honorable County Prosecutors.
Photo left to right: First Asst. Attorney General Jennifer Davenport, Jamie Yeh, OAG Diversity Officer Lora Fong,  Fred Rivera, R. May, Warren County Prosecutor Richard T. Burke,  Hudson County County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, ,  NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Joe Luistro, Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch , Morris  County Prosecutor Fredrick M. Knapp and Grace Marotta.

 The speaker for the Nov,3rd meeting will be

Port Authority Police Deputy Chief Raymond Bryan.  



On August 3nd Friday  a few executive board members of the association had the opportunity to conduct a meeting with New Jersey 1st Asst. Attorney General Jennifer Davenport.  (Her bio is contained with the NJ State Attorney General website) Discussed where issues of mutual concern and specific issues the association addressed on behalf of our members and supporters including  but not limited to the recently developed school resource officer directives. The meeting with the 1st Asst. Attorney General was held with NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro, Recording Secretary Grace Marotta and Pres. Emeritus Robert May. The association gave a synopsis of what the association has accomplished for the community and law enforcement over the years and what the association plans to  do in the future. 1st Asst. AG Davenport was given national and state wide materials that the association has been part of or started. The association also gave  her as a token of appreciation for all her  past, current and future work for the people of New Jersey  a statue of an ancient law enforcement  mythical being. The association is eager to continue  be part of the conversation when appropriate within the office of the Attorney  General as we were with the past two previous administrations.



Left to right Photo: Robert May, 1st Asst. AG Davenport, NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro.

Middle Photo: NJAALEOA Recording Secretary Grace Marotta, 1st Asst. AG Davenport, Robert May

Right Photo: 1st Asst. AG Davenport and with NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro.



On May 4, 2018 the Society of Asian Federal Officers held its annual gala. The event was a success as everyone had a great time. It is a time to meet "old timers" one has not seen in a while and also to meet the up and coming soon to be veterans of various law enforcement agencies and departments in the region. It is also a good time to talk to high profile law enforcement officials such as the Chief of the US Marshals  in regards to the association and to super supporters of law enforcement such as Rae Kim and Richard Lewis of SAFE BENEFITS. Congratulations to Kai and the other Ex. Bd. members of SOAFO for yet another successful event!

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Photos top; Agnes Chan, the 1st female Asian American promoted to the rank of Detective within the NYPD & NJAALEOA Ex. Bd. member Fred Rivera    Veteran (ret) Federal Agent and 2018 SOAFO honoree Harold Moy PAPD Sgt. Howard Chin, Suffolk County PD Asian Jade Society President  Jeff Fong and R. May

Photos bottom; PAPD Officer Timothy Mui, NJAALEOA Ex. Bd. members R. May & Fred Rivera.  75+ years of law enforcement. R. May, NYPD Det. & President of the NYPD AJS Eugene Canapi, & Just retired Federal Agent & SOAFO Ex. Bd. member Yui Chow


This past  Wednesday  4/25/18,  President Joe Luistro convened a meeting of several members to update our media status. The association had three Facebook pages. One dedicated to a closed group for members of which many were not. We have hundreds of sworn and associate members and only 53 were on the closed site. The second site generally brought one general news which was law enforcement related. This was a public page The 3rd page brought one almost 100% news regarding the association or the foundation. This was a public page.  At the end of the day, the closed Facebook site will shut down. The Facebook site which generally had law enforcement news will be shut down. The sole public Facebook page  The New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association will be the only official Facebook page of the association.  This page will combine the three strengths of three pages into one. The administrators and editors of the sole Facebook site consists of five very long time members.  Jason Chang (our IT person), Jamie Yeh (our OEM Director), Joel Villabroza (a past Ex. Bd member), Jose Raboy (a past Ex. Bd. member) and R. May (Pres. Emeritus). If there is a concern with the page please reach out to one of these folks or any current Ex. Bd member.  It is the hope of Joe and the rest of the team mentioned that the Facebook page will be more interesting,  and more informative that three Facebook pages.  And by all means please like the page.


 The association, together we....... are the oldest, largest, all inclusive Asian based law enforcement fraternal organization in the entire state of New Jersey thanks to you our sworn and associate members. The association is also the only charter member from the state of New Jersey with the National Asian Peace Officers Association which means we can connect with thousands of other law enforcement officers from all over this great country for the benefit of our members and community.  So thank you all for your support!


If one is aware of a company that would like to support our efforts with a donation please let us know of the company and person. We have persons and companies that have been supportive of the association but there is always so more we can do for our communities that financial constraints won't allow us do. Donations received may be tax deductible as allowed by law.

Thanks to Port Authority Police Officer Aravinda Jayewardana, Obed Lopez and Mina Shenouda And thanks to Joe for taking photo of the memorial where James Nelson is inscribed in it. I met Jimmy when he was a rookie at the Lincoln Tunnel. He used to ride with me in my sector car when he had his meal break. Jim was a sponge when it came to learning the ways of a urban cop, firm but with respect. When we went to court his demeanor and manner of speech was not that of a rookie cop. It was evident his abilities would take him to later being an academy instructor. On 9-11-01, Jimmy, 36 other PA cops and over a hundred PA employees  never came home that day. 

Thank you Aravinda, Obed and Mina for keeping the memory of those lost alive for the next generation to remember and never forget.

    Jessica meets left to right PA Officers  Jayawardana, & Shenouda

Jessica with her "writing on a star"




On April 14th the association held it's Spring membership meeting with guest speaker New Jersey Transit  Lieutenant  Keith Miano. Lieutenant Miano is in charge of training for the almost 300 member force of the NJTPD. If there is a person who may be called the renaissance man of law enforcement  Lieut. Miano would be a prime candidate. Noted supervisory personnel in attendance  Captain. V. Concina, (Clark PD), Lieut. Jean St. Paul, (DOC), Supervisor (ret) Tom Masters (US Air Marshal) ,

Sgt. V Tabaranza (NJ State Police),  Dep. Agent in Charge Nelson Chen (US Postal Service)  and Mr. law enforcement - Chief W. Schievella. We are grateful for the sworn and associate members who attended the Spring meeting including a member who travels from Queens County New York to attend association meetings. The kick off for the 2018 NJAA Law Enforcement Foundation scholarship  process took place at the meeting . The scholarship(s) will be awarded to the successful candidate(s) during the June 30th  association career fair/ law enforcement social. Copies of the application can be found on the foundations' website www.njaalef.org. One important change to the scholarship process is members themselves are eligible to take part. The requirements are the same in addition to being employed full time and attending college full time. 

Once again it bears truth... great people, great food, a super presentation makes for a great meeting.




Dear Friend,

We will come together today at the 9/11 Memorial to commemorate the lives of John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen A. Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Rodriguez Smith and her unborn child. These six innocent people were killed 25 years ago today in the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Though a quarter century has passed since this devastating attack, it has not been forgotten.

Over and over this past month, I have heard from men and women who were in the buildings or whose loved ones were killed about how meaningful our commemoration of this day is to them. In recognition of this milestone anniversary, we dedicated the entire month of February to remembering the victims of the 1993 bombing, honoring those who responded and those who survived, and presenting programs and activities documenting the history and legacy of the February 26, 1993 attack. So many stories have been shared about that day. For those whose loved ones were killed, the act of remembrance provides a sense of support, even after so many years. For the thousands who evacuated the towers, this anniversary recalls not only a life-changing event but also the affirmative potential of resilience. And for all the first responders who ushered thousands to safety and those who worked to bring the perpetrators to justice, this day is a reminder of the critically essential role of their public service.

This afternoon, we will gather with representatives from each of these groups at the Memorial's North pool where the names of the victims are forever etched in bronze alongside those killed on September 11, 2001. Wherever you are, please join us for a moment of silence at 12:18 p.m., marking the time of the 1993 attack. It remains imperative that we honor and remember those who died, those who survived and those who responded. We are humbled and privileged to stand with them today and every day.

With warm regards,

Alice M. Greenwald
President & CEO 9-11 Memorial

Recently Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and the Bergen County Freeholders celebrated the Lunar New Year. At the well attended event we are proud to say NJAALEOA Executive Bd. member and Bergen County Sheriff's Officer Fred Rivera received a citation for community service. Congrats to all the citation recipients. And thanks to Bergen County Administrators for hosting the event which is celebrated by over one billion people across the globe.

November 2, 2017

On November 15, 2017 the honorable New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino held a major press conference to kick off the SAFE STOP NJ campaign. The premise of the SAFE STOP campaign is a simple, yet powerful one to the motoring public in New Jersey and beyond:  When a motor vehicle is stopped by a law enforcement officer what should the operator do and what can the operator expect from said law enforcement officer.

There is no doubt , when word of this campaign, SAFESTOP hits the streets and neighborhoods of New Jersey, it can and will potentially save lives of all concerned in a traffic stop situation. KUDOS to the Attorney General and his office to kick off such a great program involving law enforcement, celebrities and community leaders.

The association thanks the Edison Township Police Department for allowing Police Officers Jason Chang and Shirley Dong to participate  directly with the SAFE STOP NJ campaign. 

To those on this mass e-mailing please disseminate the information to your members of the force, community, in the colleges, high schools and community centers. This is a win win for law enforcement and the communities we all serve. SAFE STOP will not stop the bad guys from trying to hurt those that are sworn to protect. SAFE STOP will allow the motoring public to  be aware of what they should do during a motor vehicle stop and if necessary what recourse they have if they have concerns regarding said car stop.


At the podium during the  SAFE STOP NJ press conference is NJ Attorney General Christopher Porrino with law enforcement personnel, community leaders and celebrities all supporting the SAFE STOP Initiative. (far left is NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh & member Officer Jason Chang.









A response to ignorance.

The New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association condemns the disgraceful flier that targeted certain Asian American School Board candidates in Edison, NJ.  We also condemn as cowards the individuals who have sent the hateful flier in this anonymous manner to the residents of Edison by US mail.  We hope to identify the author(s) of this ignorant message and call them out for who they are.  They are racists and bigots.  The residents of Edison and this State deserve better.

We are proud that the Asian American community continues to meaningfully participate and contribute to every aspect of society.  Asian Americans are represented in business, the military, government, law enforcement and in the schools.  The community at large in Edison and in this State is made better by Asian American participation and contribution rather than their exclusion.  We are all made better by our diversity. 


Robert May

President Emeritus/ founder  the NJAALEOA






President Joe Luistro, Association OEM Director Jamie Yeh and R. May had an informal meeting with  New Jersey  State Police Major Brian Polite and Trooper Gene Hong. Major Polite is the commanding officer of the NJSP Community Outreach and Public Affairs Unit. A productive discussion of issues of mutual concern were addressed including but not limited to recruitment,  and joint participation  of events.

from left to right. President Joe Luistro, Trooper Gene Hong, R. May, Major Brian Polite and OEM Director Jamie Yeh.



Yesterday 9/10/17 the association as part of its outreach program attended the 7 chapter OCA and CFC event in Bergen County. Special thanks to members Senior Corrections Officer Ray Alfaro  & Morris County Investigator Grace Marotta for taking the time to help out. Also thanks to Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and the Director of Communications Bergen County Sheriff's Office W. Schievella for sending Bergen County K-9 Sheriff Officer Fred Rivera and Officer Samantha Oh to the event. The association had besides educational and safety material for for the adults and children also had 9-11-01 artifacts on display. It was a great day as the children spoke at length to Officers Oh, Marotta and Alfaro in regards to law enforcement and safety issues. Officer Rivera spent allot of time with answering questions about his police dog and the various uses canines have in law enforcement. The adults and especially the children really appreciated the efforts of Marotta, Oh, Alfaro and Rivera. Photos with permission of parents.




 If you have someone in mind let me hear about it so the person can be included in the mix.







 Congrats to NJAALEOA member  Detective Tejesh Patel who was recently given a certificate of appreciation for his work while on the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office task force. Officer A. Barboio is pictured with Detective Patel. Job well done for both officers!


This past Wednesday NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was assassinated by a cop hating thug in the Bronx. Officer Familia did not have a chance to return fire as the punk blindsided her while she was in a NYPD mobile command unit writing her entries as she started her midnight tour of duty. This has happened before, it has happened now to Officer Familia and it will happened again. One never knows when a low life human like the one who cowardly shot Officer Familia will sneak up on a law enforcement officer to kill said officer simply because of what she or he does, protect life and property. RIP  NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia.                                                          

What a fantastic night.  The 20th Anniversary dinner was awesome.  Click here for photos

From NJAALEOA OEM Director Jamie Yeh:
On the behalf of Taiwanese Police & Fire Delegation, would like to thank NJAALEOA President Sgt. J. Luistro and  Officer J. Chang of the Edison Police Department for... the outstanding department tour of police headquarter, 911 Dispatch Center, visit of the commanding staffs and police patrol ride-along opportunity. Exceptional hospitality by exceptional professionals! Your partnership and support in international engagement and police training initiatives is most valued and appreciated.
Edison Police Officer J. Chang with representatives from Taiwan Police delegation at Edison Police headquarters. The delegation also visited with the Bergen County Sheriff's Office who were guided by Director William Schievella.
A special thanks to  Edison PD Chief Thomas Bryan and Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino for the courtesies extended law enforcement delegation from Taiwan. 
 "I frequently enjoy meeting and teaching foreign police officers about law enforcement. Although we speak different languages and wear different insignia, we all protect our communities from crime and terrorism. " William Schievella.


Very much worth repeating. March 29th, An important issue affecting law enforcement. Do you know the difference between a bias incident and bias crime? What is a bias crime?

A program worth attending. Please check out the attached.




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Advisory: Prosecutor’s Office Seeks Help to Identify Man

Dear R May,

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said today that authorities are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the man in the composite sketch.

On August 12, 2016, the Perth Amboy Police Department reported that an unidentified individual had been discovered in a wooded area near the intersection of Herbert Street and Riverview Drive.

Forensic examination of the deceased revealed that the unidentified male was between the age of 25-35 and between 5’2” to 5’5” tall.

The New Jersey State Police Forensic Photograph and Composite Artist Unit with the assistance of Forensic Anthropologist Donna Fontana were able to reconstruct the pictured composite sketch. 

Authorities are attempting to positively identify the individual. Anyone with information as to the identity of this individual is asked to contact Det. Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3115 or Det. Jose Rosario with the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-324-3811 or DSG. Joel Trella of the New Jersey State Police Missing Person Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2554

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For full details, view this message on the web


The Edison Township police Department will out fit 125 of their officers with body cams. The association advocated for the Body Cams when we were privileged to be part of a committee under the Office of the NJ Attorney General to discuss the use of Body Cams for law enforcement personnel in the state of New Jersey The person demonstrating the use of the body cam is NJAALEOA member and veteran Edison Police Officer J. Aldahondo


Recently NJAALEOA member and Edison Police Officer Donald Ship was recognized by the township and the department for his efforts to assist a needy family. Well deserved Officer Ship!  Photo: Officer Ship pictured in the middle with  Edison PD Chief  Thomas Bryan pictured to the far right.

On February 12, 2017 the association sponsored a recruitment effort by the New Jersey State Police Recruitment Unit. The NJSP are currently accepting on line applications for the position of State trooper. Please notify all those that may be interested in this law enforcement career position. The event held at the Rutgers Community Christian Church Somerset NJ went exceptional well. Click here for photos

The association was off the grid for three weeks. The association has some catching up to due sending out info that may be interesting  and or important to the membership and our many supporters.

Earlier this month long time member and supporter of the association Jeannette Gormeley graduated the police academy and was sworn in with approx. 25 others as the newest members of the Jersey City Police Department. Congratulations Officer Gormeley, well deserved!

Jersey City Police Officer J. Gormeley, family supporters and long time NJAALEOA supporter, the honorable Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro

On February 10th members of the association met with the honorable Mercer County Prosecutor A. Onofri at his office near NJ capital building. Several matters were discussed including but not limited to areas of mutual concern, a brief history of the association, assistance rendered to law enforcement departments and association community sponsored projects.

The meeting was informative and productive. Photo left to right: member Officer Josh Chatterjee, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, Association OEM Director Jamie Yeh and R. May. 


Congrats to Judge (ret) Sue Pai Yang for being honored during the 20th annual Home Crest community services gala this coming February 17th at the Jin Fong Restaurant. Judge Yang has been a leader within the Asian community as well as the legal community for decades. Congratulation Judge Sue Pai Yang.
Speaking of community leaders, a quick recovery wish to long time member
Virginia Ng. Virginia is the President (again) of the Organization of Chinese Americans NJ chapter, an all inclusive social advocate organization. Virginia also holds a national post with the OCA in Washington DC. With two new knees Virginia will be ready for another few decades of community service to many.

Check out the exciting event that just past!

NJ State Trooper Frankie Williams  past away in the line of duty as a result of a serious motor vehicle accident  a few days ago caused by a motorist. Trooper Williams just graduated from the NJSP academy on January 29, 2016. Rest In Peace Trooper Frankie Williams

William Hall was a New Jersey State Trooper, a Chief with the Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Department and now a Supervisor In Charge for the Federal Air Marshal service, New York Office. Chief Hall as I addressed him during and after our days with the Port Authority recalls the days of 9-11-01 and beyond. in the video. The Chief has a command presence about him and  spoke in a quiet tone most often unless you did not have the answers you were expected to have. Then no words were needed as one would look at his blue eyes and know you goofed up. A true commander that those just starting out could learn much from.



Last Sunday A New Jersey State Trooper showed the New Jets what an open field tackle should look like.

Though unconfirmed, the trooper received an invite from the Jets to try out for a position during the next free agent try outs.








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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.






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


 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


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.


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.




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.






/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.


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.





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.



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, [email protected] 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.

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.
This is pretty awesome. (thanks to Virginia)

No need for commentary for this one.

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



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. 


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. 
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.






Interesting article from active member David L.





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

The NJAALEOA and all those associated with us, we honor the name of 25 year old  NYC Police Officer Brian Moore.


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. 
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!!

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.

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. 
Click here for more details.

 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 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.




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



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.

 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. 

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.

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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