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.


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.

2020 Membership

October is the month the association kicks off the next annual membership drive. I usually send a mass notice followed by a personal one to each and every member.. A little different this year because of family commitments  I will miss the personal conversations where for the most part I have seen many of you go from rookie to seasoned veteran to supervisors. I have seen your children barely walking to become young bright youngsters and adults. This I will miss and thank you for sharing.
Last thing to note, we are the #1 all inclusive Asian based professional law enforcement fraternal organization in the state in great part because of our membership. Let's stay #1.
Please be careful and safe out there.
Robert "Bobby" May
President Emeritus / founder the NJAALEOA
Please visit membership section of this website for more information

UPDATE - Pictures!!!!!


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

Exclusive Drone Video!!!

Meet the Chiefs Night - April 16

Save the date. In the month of April the association will conduct another  MEET & GREET the CHIEFS. Executive law enforcement personnel meeting with those in attendance to address questions by you in a social setting one on one. The last program was a success and the expectation this will be a win win for those in attendance. It is not often one is able to speak to executive law enforcement personnel to address questions of recruitment, questions that may be of a personal nature or one that may address a community concern.
The organizations these outstanding law enforcement officials represent hire hundreds of sworn law enforcement personnel and related careers pretty much on an annual basis.
This your opportunity to meet face to face with these law enforcement officials to ask questions in regards to thier respective departments, hiring practices,  or what they seek in candidates for their respective departments. Questions of municipal, county and state law may be on your mind. Community policing on the local, county and state levels may be an issue of interest. This is a one night only opportunity that you may not have for a long time afterwards. The New Jersey State Police Recruitment Unit will also be present as  there is an expectation of many will be hired for the position of NJ State Trooper. Bring a few resumes, you never know. Dress is neat casual. Please make a copy of the flier for family members, fellow classmates or friends interested in the law enforcement profession . Admission is free.
UPDATE: It was a great event. Thanks to our special guests for being on the panel!! Next recruiting event in summer!! Pictures from the event as follows

Meeting with NJ AG and 5 county prosecutor

On November 1, 2018 the Executive Board of the association met with the  honorable New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and a number of his staff.  Much was discussed including  issues that affect not only the community at large but also it appears to effect older Asian Americans. Also a list of questions that you the membership sent in to the association as well as those by supervisory law enforcement personnel was given to the Attorney General for review and response. The meeting by all accounts very went well.


At the conclusion of the productive meeting the Executive Board was honored to meet with and briefly speak with FIVE County Prosecutors, of which one is a long time supporter of the association and super person,  Mercer County Prosecutor  Angelo J. Onofri. The Ex. Board hopes to start and maintain a dialogue with the other four honorable County Prosecutors.


Photo left to right: First Asst. Attorney General Jennifer Davenport, Jamie Yeh, OAG Diversity Officer Lora Fong,  Fred Rivera, R. May, Warren County Prosecutor Richard T. Burke,  Hudson County County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, ,  NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Joe Luistro, Sp. Asst. to the AG Joe Walsh, Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch and Grace Marotta.

On August 3nd Friday  a few executive board members of the association had the opportunity to conduct a meeting with New Jersey 1st Asst. Attorney General Jennifer Davenport.  (Her bio is contained with the NJ State Attorney General website) Discussed where issues of mutual concern and specific issues the association addressed on behalf of our members and supporters including  but not limited to the recently developed school resource officer directives. The meeting with the 1st Asst. Attorney General was held with NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro, Recording Secretary Grace Marotta and Pres. Emeritus Robert May. The association gave a synopsis of what the association has accomplished for the community and law enforcement over the years and what the association plans to  do in the future. 1st Asst. AG Davenport was given national and state wide materials that the association has been part of or started. The association also gave  her as a token of appreciation for all her  past, current and future work for the people of New Jersey  a statue of an ancient law enforcement  mythical being. The association is eager to continue  be part of the conversation when appropriate within the office of the Attorney  General as we were with the past two previous administrations.

Photos: 1st Asst. AG Davenport in the middles of the photos and with NJAALEOA President Joe Luistro.


wearing glasses Grace Marotta and Robert May

NJAALEOA 2018 Picnic

If you have not heard, the association with the Society of Asian Federal Asian Officers on June 30th will conduct its' 19th annual Career Fair and Law Enforcement Social aka Asian Fest.  We are honored and privileged to have recruiters from some of the top law enforcement agencies from the state of New Jersey as well as  the nation. This is an great opportunity  for any young adult who aspires a career within the professional law enforcement  field  to meet and network with and possibly start the process of employment with one of these top law enforcement agencies/departments. 


The association has pulled out all the stops as best we can to have a law enforcement social for those families of sworn personnel and those that support law enforcement.


The hot foods of hot dogs and hamburgers will go good with the hot Korean, Chinese, Philippine and Asian Indian foods. One may hydrate with several beverages that will be on hand. One can participate in the world famous Joe Luistro water balloon toss while listening to music from the DJ, or take  (Adults) a ride on a DWI go cart simulator or actually learn how to crawl  out of a simulated fire while in the Smoke house. All children with permission can be fingerprinted  with the print cards going directly to the parent or guardian for safekeeping. Feel strong? Donate a little blood at the Central Jersey blood bank bus and receive a super voucher for donating. Plus much more and all for 10. pp  The Career Fair is free to all that seek a law enforcement career and ONLY use the career fair part of the program. To law enforcement executives, college administrators and professors and others who are aware of indidvuals who seek a career in law enforcement. Please inform said indidvuals to possess resumes, and dress is  neat causal ., meaning no flip flops/sandals, no tank tops, &  no stupid worded tee shirts. These youngsters are seeking a career and should be in attire to represent that goal in an out door setting. To all that that have spread the word of this once a year unique recruiting  opportunity , thank you.  Set to attend  and speak is  1st Asst. New Jersey Attorney General Jennifer  Davenport.


The weather for the day should be very good. Add super recruiters from top notch law enforcement agencies, great foods, a heck of a lot of activities, attended by super people and one has  just one super, great, fantastic day! See you all on the 30th!!



UPDATE: Photos!!!! We want to thank all who came out. It was an amazing event full of friends, family, and agencies! We hope you all had a fantastic time, and we hope to have a bigger and better event next year!

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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