DAVID HERNANDEZ

Boston Police Officer

Executive Board Member, Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston

Age: 30

Heritage: Puerto Rican and Colombian

 

Notable Accomplishments:

 

  • Recognized by Jolgorio Navideño for Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico

  • Commissioner Commendation from Boston Police Department

 

David Hernandez is a Boston Police office and an Executive Board Member of the Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston (LLEGO), a first of its kind in Boston Police - an organization led by Latinos providing positive role models for the Latino community of city.

 

Born and raised in the city of Boston, he is the son of a Puerto Rican father and Colombian mother.

 

Growing up, David participated in a variety of programs where he learned that youth can grow when exposed to positive role models.  Because of this he is a firm believer that building bridges and having conversations with our youth provides a safe environment where our communities can prosper.   In turn, in his role as a police officer, he has participated in youth empowerment programs in both schools and organizations throughout the city.

 

Such events include Racism Talks: Together We Walk and the MBLA Know Your Rights event where youth can have an open dialogue about the impact of race and civil rights.

 

Notably, David volunteered for the mission to provide support for Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane of 2017. He was one of the first to volunteer to go to the island to help in recovery efforts as a member of LLEGO.

 

David strives to provide an exemplary role for Latino police officers in his community.  In the future he hopes to create a nonprofit organization that can provide meals to residents of Boston.

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El Mundo Boston 2018.