Board of Directors

President’s Message

Greetings APOA Members,

On behalf of the 2019 Sacramento Asian Peace Officer Association Board, I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year! The 2019 APOA Board is excited to hit the ground running and get started on what would best be described as a pivotal and transitional year for Sacramento APOA. As the 2019, Sacramento APOA President, I am honored to assist the board and serve the organization’s membership as we look to refocus and redirect our efforts towards providing increased value to the organization’s members. In an effort to increase value to its membership, Sacramento APOA will focus on two primary categories: Training and Community Outreach/Interaction.

Training – Sacramento APOA will focus on identifying and providing training that is relevant and viable for the organization’s membership, current law enforcement professionals and future law enforcement candidates.

Community Outreach/Interaction – Sacramento APOA will also continue our community engagement efforts and look to improve and expand on what we have done as an organization in the past. APOA will continue to look for innovative ways to partner with our community based organizations and community members in an effort to further develop and nurture the relationship that has long existed between the Sacramento APOA and the community we are all a part of.

In an effort to accomplish our goals, the board has established three committees, each of which is led by a member of the board. Two of the committees will focus on the above categories and the third will focus on fundraising and events such as the annual banquet. Additionally, to accomplish the goals we have identified and bring additional value to the organization, we will need your assistance as members. Although each of the committees is headed by a board member, to be truly successful, the organization will need your experience, expertise, knowledge and assistance. Your assistance and engagement in the process will be the key to the organizations success.

Lastly, your 2019 Sacramento APOA Board is committed to increased communication and transparency. This will take many forms but include, additional access and availability to board meetings, general membership meetings, increased social media presence, increased organizational information and increased board member contact. As we look to increase and improve transparency and communication with the organization’s membership, the board and I would like to invite all of you to attend a “meet and great” with your 2019 Sacramento APOA Board on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at Far East Café on 5014 Freeport Boulevard. The event will start at 6:00 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm.

Additionally, Sacramento APOA has purchased tickets to two upcoming events that we support:

Asian Resources Inc. (ARI) annual Lunar New Year Dinner on January 31, 2019 at the Happy Garden Seafood Restaurant on 5731 Stockton Boulevard.

Sacramento Chinese of Indochina Friendship Association Spring Festival Banquet on February 8, 2019 at the Happy Garden Restaurant on 5731 Stockton Boulevard.

If you are interested in attending either event, please text your name and contact information to me at (916) 316-1011 expressing interest.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to working with all of you to grow Sacramento APOA!


Charles Meeks

President, Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association


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