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Submit Your Photo Now for the Chance to Win a Harley and be Selected as the Photo of the Week!

The I.U.P.A., in an effort to highlight the good things that Law Enforcement Officers do and their positive impact on our communities, has begun featuring a photo of the week every week in our blog, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room. https://iupa.org/iupa-blogs/   Submit your photos to alinaj@iupa.org now for the chance to be selected as the photo of the week. The person who submits the photo that is selected each week will win a free raffle ticket for a 2021 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition in Dark Blue!    Previous photos of the week have included: 

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

President Sam A. Cabral’s Editorial: Just the Facts

International Union of Police Associations EDITORIAL:  By: Sam Cabral, President International Union of Police Associations Sarasota, Florida Just the Facts: I hear the hand wringing lament of political figures and the news media about the broad distrust of America’s Law Enforcement Officers. The fact is this is simply untrue. According to a Gallup Poll, conducted in December of 2020, your American Law Enforcement Officer is the fifth most trusted profession in this great nation. https://news.gallup.com/poll/328136/ethics-ratings-rise-medical-workers-teachers.aspx This drone of rhetoric, shouted by a vocal minority and repeated by a dishonest media as well as some political figures, is intended to divide this nation [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Preventing and Insuring Data Breaches

Ullico Executives Tina Fletcher and Marc Zinsmeister recently spoke to the IBEW-NECA on "Preventing & Insuring Data Breaches." Below is a summary highlighting key points from their talk. Data breaches are no joke. They can cause interruptions in your operations, result in direct financial losses, jeopardize your reputation, and lead to costly lawsuits. Cyber insurance policies can mitigate some of these losses as one aspect of a well-rounded risk-management plan. To help multiemployer fund trustees and unions think through their cyber security and insurance strategies, Tina Fletcher, president of Ullico Casualty Group, and Marc Zinsmeister, vice president of information technology, recently spoke [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Preventing and Insuring Data Breaches

History On The Walls Of The I.U.P.A.

If you walk the halls of the I.U.P.A. Headquarters, you might think you are in a museum. Each hallway is lined with historical pictures, charters, documents, awards, and tokens of appreciation that denote four decades of dedication to the members of the I.U.P.A. and to the law enforcement community as a whole. Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act (PSOB) was enacted on September 29, 1976, when President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. signed it into law, using a pen that hangs on the I.U.P.A.’s wall beside a printing of the PSOB Act and a photo of President Ford [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Local, Yonkers PBA’s BRICK Program

In recent years it has become more and more evident that there is a need to build relationships and to heal old wounds between police and the communities we serve. With this in mind, in 2017, I.U.P.A. local, the Yonkers PBA created the B.R.I.C.K. program which stands for Building Relationships through Interactions with Cops and Kids. We recognize that like building a home, building relationships are done one step at a time, or, one BRICK at a time. Along with local high schools, the PBA hosts BRICK sessions where we gather thirty or so students mixed with six to eight cops in [...]

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from Yelm, WA!

Tim’s Pharmacy and Gift Shop in Yelm, Washington generously gave a lift chair to Deputy Andrea Moore who was critically wounded in the line of duty. When the International Union of Police Associations heard the news, International President Sam A. Cabral immediately started writing a letter to thank the owners for their touching assistance to Deputy Moore as well as the message of support to the law enforcement community that it communicated. Additionally, International President Sam A. Cabral and International Secretary-Treasurer Michael V. Crivello drafted and signed a certificate, “In recognition and appreciation of your selfless donation and for your support of [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments
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