Q4 2018 Newsletter

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1ST Annual Scholarship & Awards Fundraising Gala

On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Afro-American Police Officers’ League (AAPOL) celebrated its 1st Annual Awards & Scholarship Fundraising Gala at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum of Houston. The following awards recipients were honored for their hard work in 2018:

Detective Dana Wilkerson-Wyche-

Investigator of the Year


Officer Robert Jones-

Patrol Officer of the Year


Officer Van Woodley

Officer of the Year


Sgt. Baron Glover

 Supervisor of the Year


Officer James Broussard

Professional of the Year


Officer Steven Deliphose

Missouri City PD- Officer of the Year


Karlton Harris & Noel Pinnock-

Ryan Johnson Civilian(s) of the Year


Sgt. Candice Wilson

 May Walker Dedication of Service



Ms. Janelle Freeney

Lifetime Achievement Award


Pat Patterson

 Presidential Award


Sheldon Theragood

 AV Young Award



AAPOL Scholarship Fundraiser

Since its formation in 1975, the Afro- American Police Officer League has strived to promote social fellowship within our membership.  AAPOL has been leading the way by providing educational seminars on police and citizen interactions. The Afro-American Police Officers’ League (AAPOL) have been sowing seeds, making a positive impact in our communities and young people.  In the past three years, AAPOL has given away approximately $30,000 in

scholarships to high school graduates and community outreach programs.

AAPOL successful raised $13,000 in scholarship fund at this year’s gala for the 2019 high school graduates.  Moreover, we would like to thank all the attendee(s) for the donations, contributions and acts of kindness to invest in the future of our youth.


Giving Time to Students at Wheatley High School

AAPOL currently has a partnership with the Phillis Wheatley High School-Houston Independent School District.  AAPOL continues to strive within the community to have positive police relations with the youth.  We’re making an impact!!!

9/11 Heros run

sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since. To include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen.  The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages, volunteers, friends and family.  It is not about fitness level or experience but about activating, uniting, and honoring our heroes!

The Houston Police Department Chaplain, with AAPOL President Carr.   Thanks for representing us well!!!


Lt. Christopher Baltzar

Lieutenant Christopher Baltazar, formerly assigned to the Office of Public Affairs,  retired from the Houston Police Department on October 5, 2018.  Lt. Baltazar began his career with the Houston Police Department as a member of Cadet Class #168 and retired with over twenty-two years of dedicated service.

The African American Police Officers’ League-AAPOL wish him well as he embarks on this new chapter in his life.

Sr. Police Darrell Barnes

Senior Police Officer Darrell D. Barnes, formerly assigned to the Burglary and Police Theft Division, Financial Crimes Unit, retired on May 18, 2018 with over 33 years of dedicated service. SPO Barnes joined the Department on March 4, 1985 as a member of Cadet Class #127.

Sr. Police Reginald Kimble

Senior Police Officer Reginald R. Kimble, formerly assigned to the Security Operations Unit- Downtown Division, retired on November 17, 2018.  He began his career with the Houston Police Department on February 14, 1990, as a member of Class #APL6.  SPO Kimble is retired with over twenty-eight years of dedicated service.

AAPOL participating in Camp Gladiator

Camp Gladiator took over Minute Maid Park for free fun and fitness which included a ten station obstacle course.  Lunges, Push Ups, Power Skips, Burpees, Bear Crawls, Sprint Up throughout the stadium bleachers and corridors made up this three mile workout!

Dr. J’Marcus C. Adams

Congratulations, Dr. J’Marcus C. Adams (Houston Police Department Lieutenant) who was one of several law enforcement representatives from around the world who recently graduated from the FBI National Academy.

The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U. S. and International law enforcement managers nominated by their agency heads because of demonstrated leadership qualities.  The 10-week program-which provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism, and terrorist mindsets, management science, law and forensic science-, serves to improve justice in police departments.

2018 Fraud Fighter of the Year

Congratulations to AAPOL President E. Carr, who was awarded the 2018 Fraud Fighter of the Year Award by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Houston Chapter.

The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.  Together with nearly 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence.


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