The Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) is a non-for profit organization created to inspire, support, foster and realize leadership in the law enforcement community of Westchester County. Membership of the WHLEA consists of active and retired law enforcement officers from all over Westchester County as well as members of State and Federal agencies.
In their notification letter to Testa, WHLEA President Sgt. Alex Rodriquez stated: “It is an honor to offer you our Association’s official endorsement. We believe in you and the issues that you stand for. The work that you do for the minority community, in particular, the Hispanic community, is a testament to your understanding of the issues at hand. We in the Hispanic Community feel that working together with you is essential so that all issues are addressed.”
“I am proud to have been recognized and endorsed by the WHLEA,” said Testa. “As indicated in the 2010 census, the Hispanic population in Westchester, especially District 1, has grown significantly. The mission of the WHLEA to have a positive impact on the communities of Westchester County is an important one. I have always supported the law enforcement community in any way possible and recognize the difficult job they do every day. I will continue to support the efforts of the WHLEA and continue to work closely with them to achieve their goals,” added Testa.