The International Union of Police Associations successfully negotiated for Port Orange Police Association, #6051 and have come to an agreement. Kyle Totten, I.U.P.A. Field Operations, reported that negotiations have come to a close with quite advantageous results for our members and returning them to the status quo from prior to 2010 when they began to lose benefits.

Port Orange Police Association, #6051 members now have it built into their contract that they have substantial pay raises, making them much more competitive. The contract now also allows for officers to receive their pension at 20 years of service, rather than the 25 years of service that was required previously.

Additionally, there are now Line of Duty Death (LODD) benefits written into the contract that allow for the families of officers who are killed in the line of duty to receive their benefits. The need for this became apparent in August of 2021 when Justin White, the former president of Port Orange Police Association, #6051, died in the line of duty before he had served long enough to qualify for his pension.

The I.U.P.A. has been negotiating since 2021 to ensure that LODD benefits are in the contract and that it is retroactive to July 1, 2021 so that Justin’s wife would get his pension. Now, she will get his pension and other officers can know that when they put on their uniforms and go to work that their families will receive their hard-earned benefits if anything happens to them in the line of duty. The MOU related to LODD benefits is at the close of this article.

Articles about Justin and his family from the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room previously include:

Below are some recent videos from negotiations. You can view more of them here.

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