The Bulgarian American Police Association – “B.A.P.A.” is a 501(C)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization founded on February 20, 2020 in the state of Illinois. B.A.P.A. recognizes people of Bulgarian descent and their families, who are current or retired Local, County, State or Federal Law Enforcement members. B.A.P.A. is a proactive organization interested in fostering the ethnic, cultural, educational, civic, charitable, and professional interests of its members and the Bulgarian community. B.A.P.A. also provides support for various social service and professional organizations that provide services to the Bulgarian community.
Our mission is to promote Bulgarian honor, bravery, integrity, culture and spirit. To strengthen the friendship and cooperation between its members and the public. To publicize law enforcement in a positive way and to oppose discrimination and prejudice against all people. B.A.P.A. is an organization that seeks to enhance the quality of life for both Bulgarian-American law enforcement officers and for the communities we serve.