Joe Meno, Board Member
Meet Joe Meno, a devoted member of the Assist The Officer Foundation family, whose life is marked by a commitment to service and a fervor for making a difference. Here's a glimpse into Joe's remarkable journey:
Joe Meno is a true patriot, having served honorably in both the United States Air Force and the United States Navy Reserve. His dedication to public service spans over 4 ½ years as a United States Air Force police officer and an additional 6 years as a police officer with the United States Navy. Joe's illustrious career of almost 26 years with the Dallas Police Department showcases his unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of his community.
Throughout his tenure with the Dallas Police Department, Joe has taken on various roles, including patrol officer, field training officer, basic academy advisor, police vehicle operations instructor, covert surveillance officer, and currently serves as a Project Safe Neighborhood federal task force officer for the Violent Crime Planning unit.
Joe's passion for serving others traces back to his high school and college days, where he dedicated his time to the Kiwanis organization. His commitment to service continued with his military service and reached new heights when he joined the Assist The Officer Foundation as a board member in 2020. For Joe, helping first responders during their times of need is not just a duty but a fulfilling calling.
Beyond his involvement with Assist The Officer Foundation, Joe has served as a volunteer leader for the veteran service organization Team RWB and volunteers for another esteemed organization called Carry The Load. His dedication to supporting and uplifting the veteran community reflects his belief in the power of collective action.
When Joe is not busy making a positive impact in the lives of first responders, you can find him enjoying some of his favorite pastimes. He has a penchant for craft beer, loves to hit the golf course, is a skilled bowler, and enjoys exploring new destinations through travel. Above all, Joe treasures spending quality time with his beautiful wife Karen and their family.
Originally from Guam, Joe's parents made Dallas his home at the age of two. He pursued a major in Business at Texas A&M before deciding to enlist in the United States Air Force. His educational background has not only contributed to his professional success but has also shaped his holistic approach to community service.
Joe Meno's story is one of dedication, service, and a genuine desire to make the world a better place. We are privileged to have him on board at Assist The Officer Foundation, where his wealth of experience and passion continue to drive positive change in the lives of first responders.