International Union of Police Associations


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2024 Quill and Badge Award Conferred Upon Mr. Daniel Carr, JD

Founded in 1995 with a single recipient, The Quill & Badge Awards have since gone to 66 individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the law enforcement community through their commitment to excellence in communication.  This annual award recognizes journalists and others who have written or produced information for the general public that provides an accurate picture of the men and women dedicated to careers in law enforcement.

The I.U.P.A. seeks submissions from throughout the country for each year’s awards.  The criteria include clarity and accuracy, the ability to interest the public in the message, and the potential for affecting a positive change in public attitudes toward law enforcement.

We are pleased and honored to present Mr. Daniel Carr, JD with I.U.P.A.’s 2024 Quill and Badge Award. His reporting in Police Law News and Law Officer accurately reflects the service and sacrifices made by law enforcement officers. On this, President Cabral stated, “The I.U.P.A. represents federal, state, and local police officers, deputy sheriffs, corrections officers, and law enforcement support employees throughout the United States and internationally. I thank you now on their behalf for reporting on their interests.”



Originally chartered in 1979, the International Union of Police Associations is the only chartered labor union that exclusively represents law enforcement personnel.  The I.U.P.A. represents active-duty, rank and file law enforcement professionals and emergency medical personnel nationwide – including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  The I.U.P.A.’s mission is to protect and advance officers’ wages, benefits, and work conditions.  Membership includes officers from agencies throughout the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

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