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The International Union of Police Associations is the only union chartered exclusively for law enforcement and law enforcement support personnel. While I.U.P.A.’s officers, active and retired law enforcement officers, fight to improve the lives of their brothers and sisters in law enforcement, I.U.P.A. works to improve legislation that protects and affects public safety officers, as well as representing the needs of law enforcement officers and support personnel, whether that be for better equipment, more staff or a fair wage.

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1302, 2024
Pres. Cabral’s Letter to Senator Brown Regarding the “Expanding Health Care Options for First Responders Act” and the “Nick Tullier Act of 2024”

February 13th, 2024|

I am writing regarding S. 3113, "Expanding Health Care Options for First Responders Act. The proposed legislation provides a buy in option for first responders who are 54 to 60 years of age and separated from service due to age, retirement, or disability. While we support this thoughtful legislation, we [...]

901, 2024
Statement of President Sam A. Cabral on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9th, 2024|

January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  For your Executive Committee at the I.U.P.A., every day is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. All of the I.U.P.A. leadership has carried a badge, most of us in times far less challenging than what today’s officers face. We realize, too well, the staffing [...]

201, 2024
Pres. Cabral’s Letter to Senator Budd Regarding the ‘‘POLICE Act of 2023”

January 2nd, 2024|

On behalf of the International Union of Police Associations (I.U.P.A.), I am pleased to announce our support of your thoughtful and timely legislation, "Protect Our Law Enforcement with Immigration Control and Enforcement Act of 2023" or the "POLICE Act of 2023". The International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO, represents rank [...]

Photos of the Week: Distinguished Service Award

I.U.P.A. Members were recognized by President Cabral and Secretary-Treasurer Crivello this March when they were presented with the Distinguished Service Award. I.U.P.A. Regional Vice President Pierone accepted the plaque for the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of Troop G of the New York State Police. The plaque stated, “On September 30, 2023, a 9-year-old girl was kidnapped in Moreau Lake State Park. Troop G immediately set out to find her. Their investigative skills and ability to work with the community and [...]

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WA First Responder Wellness and Peer Support Legislation

I.U.P.A. Local Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs Law Enforcement Associates, #27 was present when key legislation affecting Washington State first responders was signed into law. Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs Law Enforcement Associates posted on social media about the momentous occasion, “This week we were there when [...]

April 8th, 2024|

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