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June 25, 2019 - The 16th Annual North Rockland Community 5K Run/Walk @ Bowline Point Park, Haverstraw, NY.

The three North Rockland Families each received $10,000 for a total of $30,000 from this annual Event.  We thank all those that volunteered!  RCPHS made a substantial financial donation to this event.

For more​​, see our News Page  >>  


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October 3, 2018 - Rockland County Legislature Recognizes Three Outstanding Residents as Part of  Hispanic Heritage Month -

​The Rockland County Police Hispanic Society sends out a huge Congratulations to Richard Fernandez!

The Rockland County Legislature recognized three individuals for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Congratulations goes out to our very own member of this Society, Rich Fernandez - a well deserved honor!  Also see our News Page  >>  

Important 2019 Dates to Remember (details to follow) -


  • Saturday, November 2nd / Dinner Dance / Town and Country, 7:30 PM

To Be Announced (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Adopt-a-Road / Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc. -

RCPHS has scheduled Clean-Up dates in 2019.  We will meet at the intersection of Rte. 9W & Rte. 202 in Haverstraw on Saturdays.  (Other dates this year to be announced).  Letters of Community Service to adults/students are always available!  For more info and to volunteer, please contact Rich Fernandez - Click Here

Our Meeting Schedule:

First Thursday of every month (except July) @ 1800 hours.  ​

Location: American Legion Post #1600 / 20 Station Rd. / Pomona, NY 10970

Dues are $35 per year

We cover the travel expenses (air, hotel, rental car) so the officers can attend the viewing and funeral services, continuing the long tradition of supporting fallen officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Our officers presence in distant areas of the country gives emotional encouragement to the family and fellow officers. While at the services, our officers present the family with a monetary gift to help with their immediate financial needs. In turn, our officers are enriched and return to their duties with a refreshed sense of pride in their uniform.

​New memberships are welcomed; Click Here for more info >>

January 15, 2019 -  Announcement by David Goldwasser (Director of the Marisa Fund) & Rich Fernandez (Race Volunteer Coordinator) Detailing 2018 Turkey Trot Proceeds 

On behalf of David Goldwasser (Turkey Trot Race & Marisa Fund Director) and myself, we would like to thank you again for selflessly volunteering your time this past FREEZING Thanksgiving morning. The 2018 Turkey Trot yielded $108,200 in proceeds. This total does not include the final donations that will come from the Modell’s coupon and the non-perishable food donated on race day for the People to People Food Bank (probably well over 700 pounds). An event of this magnitude can never happen without our great volunteers. we can never thank you enough for your support. 
Proceeds Breakdown:

  • Volunteer Ambulance Corp: $500-
  • Salvation Army: $500- plus the donations collected on race day-
  • Blue Knight Motorcycle Club: $500- they are such a great help to us-
  • Clarkstown North Photography  Club: $200- they always take great pictures of our event-
  • People to People Food Bank: $7,000-equals $28,000 @ the regional food bank + non-perishable food collected on race day-
  • (2) Scholarship Funds: $10,000
  • Marisa Fund: $90,000 (used for targeted research and to help local families dealing with pediatric cancer)-

​Also see our News Page  >>  

Brotherhood for the Fallen is a fraternal charity consisting of members of the NYPD.  We send NYPD officers to police combat line of duty funerals throughout the Unite States.

July 23, 2019 - Richard Fernandez: Winner of 2019 WCFR New York Hero Award!

Rich Fernandez will be honored at the Worldwide Community First Responder Eighth Anniversary & Fundraising Gala which will be held on October 5th, 2019 from 6-10pm at the Time Nyack.  

For more​​, see our News Page  >>

Also, Click Here to read the entire article on the Patch - Nanuet Website announcing the 2019 Hero Award.  

Welcome To Our Website ...The Rockland County Police Hispanic Society, Inc. (RCPHS) is a community based non-profit Organization founded in 1996.  Our objective is to foster relationships with local charities and non-profit organizations that provide services not only to Hispanic people, but to all people of Rockland County.  We are loyal, patriotic Americans and we honor our Hispanic heritage.  Learn More >>

September 26th (7:00 PM - 11:00 PM) -​ The Town of Haverstraw Police Department PBA Retirement Dinner

To be held at the Haverstraw Elks Club /877 Elks Dr. / Haverstraw, NY 10927.  $70 per Guest  includes Sit Down Dinner, Open Bar & Dessert.

(*Formal Attire Required*​)

See our Events Page for more info >>


2019 Executive Board: Richard Vasquez, President <> Jose Nunez, Vice President <> Eric Vazquez, Treasurer <> Liz Walter, Secretary <> Victor Seguinot, Sergeant-At-Arms 

November 22, 2018 - RCPHS Members & Others Volunteer at the 5-Mile Turkey Trot for the Marisa Fund -

A large contingent of volunteers showed up on a very cold Thanksgiving Day morning to help make the 27th Annual Rockland Road Runners Turkey Trot a successful event!  Volunteers included: RCPHS members, family & friends; American Legion Post 46; North Rockland NJROTC and Little Helping Hands.  Click Here for more info and photos on our News Page.

Statement from Rich Fernandez​​, Turkey Trot Volunteer Coordinator:

A heartfelt thank you to all our AMAZING volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty today to make sure the Turkey Trot was a successful event in spite of the extremely frigid temperatures.  Your actions today verifies what I already know; our Turkey Trot volunteers are the most committed and skilled volunteers.  Without your support, an event of this magnitude could not happen you are the backbone of this great event.

I will email you community service letters no later than 11/30/18.  Please contact me via email if you do not receive your community service letter by the 30th. 

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help today! 
Have a wonderful and safe Holiday,
Rich Fernandez

Statement from David Goldwasser, Trot Director:

Even though we had to endure record-setting cold, each and every volunteer stepped up for children with cancer. Whether you separated bananas, or lugged water, cheered on runners or moved garbage pails...every little thing you did so well made our event a major success.

I am so grateful for your made me look good through your tireless efforts and even though you may not realize it, those seemingly small things done with great love, end up helping us to raise large amounts of money for the little kids who need it most!

So, thank you all...have happy, healthy holidays and keep the volunteer spirit in your makes the world a better place.

Thank you, and I hope to see you all for the 28th Annual Turkey Trot for The Marisa Fund next November.

David Goldwasser 
Director of The Marisa Fund and the 5 Mile Turkey Trot


October 11, 2018 - Rockland County Times "Unsung Hero": Richard Fernandez, Retired NYPD Sergeant and Community Volunteer -

​The Rockland County Police Hispanic Society sends out our Congratulations to Richard Fernandez!

A history of volunteerism has demonstrated Richard Fernandez’s commitment to his community and willingness to work for the betterment of others. Despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 20 years ago, Fernandez has never stopped volunteering for his community and has inspired most who come in contact with him as a result. He is this week’s Unsung Hero.  Please see our News Page   for more >>  

Pictured above: Richard Fernandez and Richard Vasquez

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