The United States Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation is hosting a panel discussion with law enforcement experts representing local, county, state and federal agencies on May 26, 2011, 4:00 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in the Petrocelli College common room, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J.
Members of the Asian-American community are invited to learn about employment opportunities, combating crime in their neighborhoods and forging partnerships with law enforcement officers.
Panelists invited to participate include: Special Agent in Charge Peter Edge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Special Agent in Charge Victor W. Lessoff, Internal Revenue Service; Director Corrado Gigante, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Division Director of Programs Wendy J. Galloway, New Jersey Department of State; Col. Joseph Rick Fuentes, New Jersey State Police; District Director Joseph Petrecca, U.S. Department of Labor; Superintendent Michael Fedorko, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; New Jersey First Assistant Attorney General Phillip H. Kwon; Special Agent in Charge Matthew W. Horace, U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, FBI; Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino: Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler; Acting Special Agent in Charge Donald I. Rackley, U.S. Marshals Service; Acting Special Agent in Charge John G. McCabe Jr., U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Director Charles McKenna, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; Special Agent in Charge Jacob Christine, U.S. Secret Service; and U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman.
The NJAALEOA is a nonprofit organization law enforcement entity that offers support for existing API law enforcement officer and encouragement for youth that are considering it a career – believing that a cultural stigma places law enforcement as an undesirable career option because of their observations of policing back in Asia and the sensationalized media coverage here where the focus is often negative.
The NJAALEOA also offers members of the public an associate membership of citizens that are supportive of Asian Americans in law enforcement as well as supportive of the law enforcement community as a whole. For more information call 732-405-2860 or visit www.asiancops.org.