Welcome to the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society (EST. 1992)
It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society. As a charter member it is with great pride that I took the helm of LAPES as President on 29 December 2012. My goal is to rejuvenate our organization by expanding our membership, camaraderie, our community participation and increase the funds we raise for Police Survivors.
Thomas Keleher, President, LAPES
Developing a Spirit of Brotherhood and Fellowship among our Members
The Los Angeles Police Emerald Society (LAPES) was the first Emerald Society on the West Coast. We are the largest Emerald Society on the West Coast.
We are a chapter of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies (NCLEES). LAPES was founded in 1992 by four LAPD Officers. Bill McNeely (Motors), his partner, Matthew Mulvihill (Motors & USMC), Bill Murphy (currently LAPD Deputy Chief, and Patrick McNamara (Air Support). All four are transplanted East Coast natives, originally from New York, Philadelphia and Boston.
Our ranks are made up of multi-agencies that include local, county (LA and Orange Counties), State and Federal Agencies. Our three largest Law Enforcement organizations include Los Angeles County Sheriffs, Los Angeles Police Department and Long Beach Police Department.
Civilians from all walks of life, ethnicities and nationalities are welcome and encouraged to join our ranks by becoming members.
We celebrate both our Gaelic & law enforcement heritage. We build camaraderie among our members. We promote emotional support to officers in times of need. We build bridges with all segments of the communities we serve and protect by donating our time and financial donations.
We raise funds on behalf of Police Survivor groups such as the California Peace Officer Memorial Fund, Long Beach Widows and Orphan Fund, etc.
Regular: Sworn peace officers, active and retired. (Voting members.)
Associate: Any person sponsored by a LAPES member who is in good standing. (Non-voting members.)
Complimentary: Any person recognized as such by LAPES board. (Non-Voting members.)
Membership Application: Download and print out our Membership Application.
Celebrate our Gaelic and Law Enforcement heritage.
Promote and teach our membership and our community about our Gaelic & Law Enforcement heritage.