About the Author - Mony Nop
Having been born into the slave labor camps during the Killing Fields of Cambodia, Mony Nop and his family escaped when he was six years old, walking from Cambodia to Thailand. They lived in multiple refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines, until they immigrated to the U.S. and resettled in California in 1983.
Overcoming extreme challenges, he became a police officer and served Livermore for seventeen years. After earning a business degree from St. Mary’s College, he retired from the police force to establish a successful real estate office (www.MonyNop.com) in the Tri-Valley, a region of cities that includes Livermore.
He is the founder of Mony Nop Foundation (www.monynopfoundation.org/), focused on youth leadership, and co-founder of Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (www.TVNPA.org), dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local nonprofits. For his community involvement, he has been awarded the Bay East Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbors Award in 2014, the National Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award in 2017, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award in 2018.
Because Mony believes in the importance of conveying to children the valuable role police officers play in the community, he recently authored the children’s book Officer M.N.O.P and Me—How Police Officers Serve the Community on and off Duty.
At his core, Mony is driven by a desire to make a difference in the world by helping children, so they never have to suffer like he did as a child.