New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association
New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Officers Association

Our organization consists of sworn law enforcement officers from various local, state and federal agencies and citizens who are supportive of Asian Americans in law enforcement as well as the law enforcement community as a whole. Our primary goal is to recruit qualified Asian Americans into law enforcement so that the Asian American community would be adequately represented in local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. We promote cultural awareness and tolerance to create a strong bond and a working relationship between law enforcement and the community it serves.

2021 LE Recruitment & Outreach Picnic

eIt's that time again!!!! Time to have a good bbq time and network with some awesome people. Agencies are looking for some good people who want to get involved in law enforcement!! June 26, 2021 11AM to 3PM - Yelenscics Park, Edison, NJ. See flyers for more info! Please pre-register with following link.


At this time pre-registration is closed. See you all Saturday!

#StopAsianHate event

See flyer information for #StopAsianHate event, May 2

Member Highlight

The association is privileged to have many super members. One of our extraordinary members is Edison Police Officer Shirley Dong 
Her bio is truly remarkable and an inspiration to young women considering a career in law enforcement.  
Police Officer S. Dong

"I’m a 26-year-old Chinese American female. I was born in Manhattan New York— the youngest of three to two Chinese immigrants. I grew up working in my parent’s Chinese restaurant in Edison, New Jersey. In September of 2012 my dad became a victim of a robbery while delivering Chinese food. The detective who helped my family out was Patrolwoman Lisa Cimmino. Patrolwoman Cimmino was professional and went above and beyond for my family. She even took the time to explain to me why she became a police officer. I saw myself in her and knew I wanted to pursue a career where I get to help and meet new people every day. I graduated high school later that year and enrolled into Middlesex County College. While at Middlesex County College, I became an Edison Police Auxiliary Officer and worked as a Public Safety Telecommunicator overnight, first at Drew University Department of Public Safety in Madison, South Brunswick Police Department and then Edison Police Department. In July of 2016 I got accepted into the Camden County College Police Academy as an alternate route candidate. I graduated in December and was fortunate enough to get hired back as a police officer in Edison, New Jersey— the town that allowed my parents achieve their “American Dream”. I was assigned to the patrol bureau for 4.5 years and was recently transferred to the department’s new Community Oriented Policing Unit. I hope to continue to give back to my community and inspire other females that you can be a 5’2 and an Asian female and excel at performing the duties of a police officer.

2021 Membership

2021 Membership is now open. Please visit the membership section for more information. We look forward to seeing old friends again, while meeting new acquaintences.

Congratulations on New hire

Congratulations to NJAALEOA member Jae Kim. Jae recently was part of a swearing in ceremony for the South Brunswick Police Department. Photo from ;eft to right, Chief Raymond Hayducka and Officer Jae Kim. The association is privileged to have Chief Hayducka  among other Chiefs of Police as a supporter of our efforts. Congrats to again to South Brunswick Police Officer Kim!

Daniel's Law

The recently enacted "Daniels Law" protects law enforcement personnel active or retired from the public obtaining their home addresses.  Please read in more detail Daniels Law.
- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Friday signed "Daniel's Law," named after the murdered son of U.S. Judge Esther Salas, which protects the home addresses and telephone numbers of judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers from public disclosure. 

The bill amends the Open Public Records Act to exclude from the definition of a government record the portion of any document which discloses the home address of any active or retired judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer. 


Port Authority Police  Lieutenant   John McLoughlin meets Pope Benedict
at Ground Zero, World Trade Center. John was badly wounded when he was rescued  under the rubble of the fallen towers. 

NJAALEOA President retires from Edison PD

Recently NJAALEOA President Sgt. Joe Luistro retired from the Edison Police Department. Over a hundred people attended Joe's last roll call

Congratulations Lt. Eugene Chin on your retirement!!!

It is bittersweet that after a super 33 year career in law enforcement Lieutenant Eugene Chin will preside at his last roll call on June 30th at  3PM , Fanwood PD headquarters. For many years, year after year Eugene attended  our annual Law Enforcement social/ Career Fair  and  fingerprinted hundreds of children and gave  those finger print cards to the child's parents. Eugene  was also   a fixture in the Fanwood community.  He  certainly will be missed by many. We share the thoughts of many in wishing him a long and healthy retirement.  Thank you for your service Lieutenant Eugene Chin!
Eugene's career started in 1985 with the North Plainfield Police Department. He was
a civilian dispatcher for about a year and a half. He grew up in this
community and was inspired to become a Police Officer because of the
friendly contact that he had with the Officers. Unfortunately, he was not hired
despite his knowledge of the day to day operations of this department.
He did not let this discourage him and continued to take entry-level exams
within the State.  In July of 1987, he landed a job in Fanwood, where the 
Police Department and the community welcomed him.  
Eugene started as a Patrol Officer in 1987. He was promoted to the Detective
Bureau in 1998 and following that he was promoted to Sergeant in 2012.
In 2015 Eugene was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of the Detective Bureau, 
where he will complete his exceptional career.
Eugene is retiring on July 1st, 2020 after 33 years of an extremely rewarding career.   
He will be spending his retirement time in Brick, N.J. with his lovely wife, Brenda, and
their dog Nika.  
Eugene would like to address the young men and women out there who aspire to become 
a Law Enforcement Officer. Eugene's advice is to follow your dream towards this very
rewarding career where you can help people and make a difference in their lives   
To his Brothers and Sisters in BLUE there is a light at the end of the
tunnel, but for now be safe out there and watch your SIX

2020 NJAALEOA Scholarship

Last week the New Jersey Asian American Law Enforcement Foundation was happy to present the 2020 scholarship recipient with a 1000. check.      
Colton Michael Masi will be attending Drexel University this coming fall. We wish Colton the very best.

Photo left to right - members Officer Jason Chang, Lieutenant Dominick Masi, Colton Masi,  President  NJAALEF R. May, President NJAALEOA Sgt. Joseph Luistro and NJAALEF treasurer Jamie Yeh.  

Hi all, 


For those whom I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Rupen Patel. I am the CEO of Accurate Diagnostic Labs. We were proud to aid in the development of this saliva test for COVID-19 alongside our partners, Rutgers RUCDR and Spectrum Solutions. Thank you, NJAALEOA President Emeritus Robert May, for the recognition of our efforts. Moreover, thanks to all of you for the hard work you have been doing over the last several weeks. For years, I have had the opportunity to participate in many events with NJSPBA President Pat Colligan and NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro and witness firsthand the laudable contributions you all make to our community. Now, I am honored to be able to give back in this small way by working to make testing easier and safer for our first responders and greater communities. I am grateful in advance for your help in spreading testing far and wide without any political agenda – just with the common goal of helping Americans stay healthy and get back to work. 

Thank you all. Stay safe and well.



Rupen Patel

COVID-19 Testing Sites

In conjunction with Accurate Diagnostic Labs we have opened Covid testing locations around the state. 

As required by the New Jersey Department of Health, the test results will be forwarded to the state.

The test will be covered by your medical insurance as long as you are symptomatic. If you are a first responder and non-symptomatic or the family member of a first responder there will be a charge of approximately $52.00

Visit the following website and follow the simple instructions:  

You will be contacted by a medical professional and screened via telemedicine. You will then be given a test site closest to your home and an appointment time. The telemedicine calls and testing sites will only be operational Monday through Friday.

Please continue to stay safe! Hopefully we will be back to a “new normal” very soon. 

Pat Colligan

Also from Port Authority PD - see attached PDF

COVID-19 Testing Sites
Adobe Acrobat document [134.4 KB]

2020 Executive Board

Welcome to the new decade. Welcome the 2020 NJAALEOA Executive Board
Joe Luistro, President. Joe has been President of the organization for several years.  He is a veteran of the Edison Police Department and holds the rank of Sergeant. Joe is only one of two members of the association to be part of the Executive Board of the National Asian Peace Officers Association.
Joel Vllabroza is back again as an Executive Board member, this time as 1st Vice President. Joel is a long time member of the association and is a veteran of the Jersey City Police Department. Joel held the rank of police officer, detective and currently holds the rank of Sergeant.
Fred Rivera Jr. moves up the Executive Board in 2020 as the 2nd Vice President. Fred a long timememebr f the association is a member of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and has been a canine handler for several years with the BCSO.
Alan Chow is the association's long time treasurer who is with Customs Border Patrol. Senior Officer Chow also handles the distribution of association cards and shirts.
Grace Marotta was voted in to repeat her duties as  Recording Secretary. Grace currently hold the rank of Detective with the Essex County Procreators Office.
Ryan Cruz  is the associations' 2020 Sgt@ Arms. Ryan formerly a member  of the Hillside Police Department and currently an officer with the Scotch Plains Police Department is one of  many fairly new members joining this 20+ year organization.
Robert May is the President Emeritus of the organization, which started in 1997 by 4 people at a meeting in the mayors conference room in Old Bridge Township. Some of the four sworn law enforcement officers in attendance had to hold two executive board positions because  we didn't have enough people in attendance to only hold one Ex. Bd. position. Now the NJAALEOA is the largest, oldest, all inclusive Asian based fraternal law enforcement organization in the entire state of New Jersey. 
Also please to mention Jamie Yeh, the association's long time OEM Director. Jamie continues in that position again in 2020. Jamie Yeh is also our tech person and maintains our PayPal operations.
Jay Weinberg is our long time legal advisor. Not long ago the association lost Benjamin Choi as our other legal advisor. Ben  can be addressed in two jurisdictions as Judge or your honor. We wish Ben the best in his role as a municipal court judge.
To all .....your 2020 NJAALEOA Executive Board.

UPDATE - Pictures!!!!!


Thank you to all the agencies that showed up, and thanksespecially to our sponsors!

Exclusive Drone Video!!!

NJAALEO 20th Anniversary Dinner

What an amazing night and a great dinner to commerate our 20th Anniversary! Thank you to everybody who attended, as well as our sponsors for making it happen! Big thanks to E-board for the planning and the details. See also Events section for more photos.

Updated 6/5/2016

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