Would like to congratulate class 217 and our newest members
on their completion of the FTO/FTE program
The African American Police Officers League (AAPOL) was founded in 1975 under the leadership of the late Officer Alvin V. "A.V." Young. Officer A.V.Young was selected to be a liaison between the Houston Police Department (HPD) and the citizens of the community. AAPOL continues to be highly active in police and community affairs in order to foster fairness in the Department and quality police service. AAPOL continues to pride itself on its diversity by not just consisting of African Americans, but also members of other ethnicities including White, Hispanic, and Asian, making us a very diverse organization.
AAPOL's current President, Sgt. Tracey M. Richardson, has served the Houston Police Department for over twenty years. Sgt. Richardson has participated in "Women in Law Enforcement" and is an active member in the National Black Police Association. AAPOL's Vice President, Sr. Police Officer Brenton D. Green, has served the Department for over fifteen years.
AAPOL has represented the interest of its members for over 30 years. Members are our most important asset and are recognized by name, not by payroll number. AAPOL members are found on every level of the Departmental flow chart from the rank of Chief of Police to Probationary Police Officer. Our membership also includes retired officers. Each member in the organization is valued and has a voice in the organization's operations and are encouraged to participate in the many activities and programs sponsored by AAPOL. Membership benefits range from promotional exam assistance, legal consultation, attendance to conferences and training symposiums. AAPOL is governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the organization to ensure fairness and integrity.
Community changes in the attitudes about and expectations of Law Enforcement have prompted AAPOL to evolve to overcome the challenges of society and the change in police dynamics. Over the years, AAPOL has adjusted accordingly to meet societal needs by creating innovative programs such as fund raisers, scholarship programs, family assistance, and by contributing to charitable organizations. AAPOL members believe that the communities we police are important and deserve quality law enforcement. With the unwavering support of the community, the efforts of the department to fight crime will be more effective. AAPOL is focused on addressing the needs of those we protect through positive police-community relations. We communicate regularly with Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland Jr. and he supports the initiatives sponsored by AAPOL. Members participate in community events such as 9-11 Heroes, Wounded Warriors, and the HPD Bike Relay Team.
|PRESIDENT||Sergeant Tracey Richardson|
|VICE PRESIDENT||Senior Police Officer Brenton Green|
|SECRETARY||Police Officer LeAnn West|
|TREASURER||Senior Police Officer Tanglia Nichols|
|SERGEANT-AT-ARMS||Senior Sergeant katherine MacEroy|
|Sergeant Eddie Thomas|
|Sergeant Rhonda Williams|
|Senior Police Officer Simon Cleavland|
|Senior Police Officer Sabrina Asiel
The dynamics of policing have changed. Changes in attitudes and expectations of Law Enforcement by the community have prompted AAPOL to evolve to meet the challenges of society. AAPOL has changed over the years to meet these expectations with innovative programs that meet the needs of the community by implementing fund raisers, scholarships, family assistance, and by contributing to charitable organizations.
AAPOL members believe that the communities we police are important and deserve quality law enforcement, and with the unwavering support of the community the efforts of the department to fight crime will be more effective. AAPOL is focused on addressing the needs of the community through positive police and community relations.
We would like to welcome you to join AAPOL. For more information on the organization please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Board members will contact you. Officers take pride in your organization, be safe, and make quality decisions.