Explorer Selected for Hispanic Scholarship for Law Enforcement

Explorer John M. Aldaco

Explorer John M. Aldaco was selected for the 2015 Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) Scholarship Award for Law Enforcement Explorers.

A member of Post 892 sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol office in Deming, N. M., Aldaco has been a Law Enforcement Explorer for three years.

The HAPCOA Scholarship Award for Law Enforcement Explorers recognizes Law Enforcement Explorers of Hispanic ancestry like Aldaco who have shown potential to become future leaders in the law enforcement and criminal justice profession. The award grants Aldaco an engraved award plaque and a monetary honorarium in the amount of $1,000 to be utilized for tuition, books and related expense.

HAPCOA is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. Through HAPCOA, chiefs of police, sheriffs and police superintendents are committed to meeting the challenges of selecting, promoting and retaining Hispanic American men and women in law enforcement positions within the criminal justice system.

Aldaco currently attends college and hopes to join the U.S. Border Patrol and later become a helicopter pilot with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations division after graduation.

Learn more about Law Enforcement Exploring at and then check out the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association’s 40th anniversary video for a glimpse at the group’s rich history.


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