Board of Directors

President’s Message

Dear Member of the Community:

The Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association (APOA) is proudly hosting our 26th Annual Community Service Awards Banquet at the Happy Garden Seafood Restaurant, located at 5731 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, on Friday, June 7, 2019.  During the banquet we will be honoring our Kinya Noguchi Award recipient, Community Service Award recipient and awarding our Detective Vu Nguyen Scholarship.

As an organization, the Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association is committed to refocusing our goals towards community outreach programs as well as training current and future Law Enforcement Officers. We are respectfully requesting your support in our Association’s upcoming event.  Your contributions will help make this year’s awards banquet a success.  Portions of the banquet’s proceeds will benefit local youth and community enrichment programs. Our members volunteer their time as mentors and instructors to help youths through life’s various challenges.  Funds will also go toward furthering the professionalism of our very own officers by creating training opportunities to improve customer service and officer development.   Our goals are to help guide our youth toward becoming upstanding citizens of our communities and build future leaders within our public safety organizations.

Your generous contribution will help ensure our continuous community involvement, professional growth, and provide APOA the financial resources to sponsor other impactful community outreach programs.  Anything you can donate will help our partnership organizations. Corporate sponsorships are also welcomed.

Please help the youths of today who will become our leaders of tomorrow.  Last year an overwhelming number of community leaders, business owners and law enforcement professionals attended the awards banquet and had the opportunity to network and help support our community efforts.  Without the support of community members like you, we will not be able to continue our ongoing efforts to provide and pass along leadership skills to those we entrust for the future.

On behalf of the APOA, thank you in advance for your generous support of the community.  Please know that all contributions to the APOA are tax deductible.  Check with your financial advisor to the extent of your deduction.  If you have any questions, please contact me at (916) 316-1011 or email me at

With sincerest thanks,

Charles Meeks




Executive Council

President, Charles Meeks

Vice President of Operations, Steven Leese

Vice President of Community Relations, Norm Leong

Treasurer, Rick Fong

Parliamentarian, Russell Tanihana

Secretary, Asvi Phuong


Lai Lai Bui-Little

Eric Hirata

James Jungkeit

Wayne Kitade

Frank Sim

Dennis Gallagher

David Chan

Sue Brooks

Ed Yee