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2602, 2024

Photos of the Week: SRO Appreciation Day 2024

On National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, communities recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions of School Resource Officers in safeguarding our schools and nurturing a safe learning environment for our children. Prince William County, VA I.U.P.A. Local Prince William County Police Association, #5010 Members in Virginia were appreciated in some posts on the Prince William County Police Department’s social media page, “School Resource Officer Appreciation Day not only honors those who serve our school communities as certified law enforcement officers but also commemorates their contribution as role models and law-related educators. PWCPD echoes this sentiment and is [...]

2602, 2024

I.U.P.A. Negotiations Update: Port Orange Police Association, #6051

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 [...]

2602, 2024

NU is Offering a FREE Certificate for Public Safety Professionals!

The honorable, but challenging work of Law Enforcement can have a tremendous impact on officer wellness. National University offers a law enforcement wellness program that goes beyond physical fitness and wellness plans to focus on whole-person wellness to embody mind, body, and spirit. Cultivating a culture of health and wellness in law enforcement helps law enforcement professionals better serve the community, improving community and law enforcement outcomes. Caring for the Caretakers: Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement helps managers and law enforcement professionals learn how to create an environment and culture where employee wellness is central to all [...]

2002, 2024

Photos of the Week: Mardi Gras

I.U.P.A. Local Hammond Police Association, #345 Members have been hard at work keeping everyone safe during this year’s Mardi Gras festivities. Retired I.U.P.A. Local Hammond Police Association, #345 Member Cindy Moral, who served as a Records Clerk for over thirty years, is married to Robert Moral who cooked up some pastalaya for officers so they wouldn’t watch over the parade with empty stomachs. Hammond Police Department posted on social media, “Thank you to our outside agencies for your assistance with tonight's parade! Our officers preparing to keep our community safe. HAPPY MARDI GRAS! Everyone enjoy the parade!!” The department also posted, [...]

2002, 2024

Union Liability Insurance

Ted Richmond is an insurance broker and program manager specializing in cyber liability insurance at RGS. Formed as a family business in 2007, RGS has evolved into a provider of broad cyber liability programs for various verticals servicing small businesses. In 2018, the company became part of Acrisure. In this Q&A with Ullico, Richmond talks about how cyber attacks are constantly changing and what unions can do to protect themselves from liability. Cyber security is a field that’s always changing from one day to the next. From your perspective, what are the most recent trends? What’s happening [...]

2002, 2024

What Are Hearing Aids and How They Can Help You?

Hearing aids, adjustment, care, and shopping. A hearing aid is a device that you wear in or behind your ear to help make some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. If you think you may have a hearing loss you can visit either an Otolaryngologist who specializes in ear nose and throat disorders or an Audiologist who identifies and measures hearing loss by performing a hearing test. The hearing aid that will work best for you depends on the kind and severity of your [...]

1202, 2024

Photos of the Week: Polar Plunge in Virginia Beach

I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach P.B.A., #34 President Brian Luciano and Local 34 Members took part in their annual tradition, raising money for Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! I.U.P.A. Local Virginia Beach P.B.A., #34 posted on social media, “Yesterday, the tradition of PBA#34 members joining in the Polar Plunge continued! After our team breakfast at Murphy's, the brave few took the plunge. Together we raised $2,325 for the Special Olympics. Thank you to our brave plungers and to those who donated!” [...]

1202, 2024

National University Offering 25% Tuition Scholarship for Public Safety Professionals.

National University, a Veteran-founded nonprofit, is proud to support public safety professionals who protect and serve our communities every day. To show appreciation, we commit to providing affordable, accessible education to all public safety professionals to advance their careers and help them reach educational goals through our Public Safety Promise Scholarship. National University offers all public safety personnel — plus their spouses and dependents — a 25% tuition scholarship that can be used for most associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree programs, plus credentials and certificates. Public safety professionals, as well as spouses and dependents, are also eligible [...]

1202, 2024

Presidents’ Day Car Shopping

Shop union-made cars this Presidents’ Day with the Union Plus Auto Buying Service. Search and compare new or used vehicles from popular brands to find a car that fits your budget and lifestyle. Plus, don’t miss your union-member benefits: Ready to sell your car? Get a cash offer from a local dealer in minutes. $100 rebate on new union-made cars* Remote paperwork and vehicle delivery options available Get up to $2,000 in Auto Repair and Auto Deductible Reimbursements** Search Vehicles Disclaimer: *If you purchase a new, qualifying union-assembled [...]

502, 2024

Photos of the Week: Yonkers First Responders Visit Kindergarten Class

I.U.P.A. Local Yonkers Police Benevolent Assn, #16 members along with some Yonkers firefighters visited kindergarteners who were so excited that they wrote letters for the officers and firefighters to thank them for their service. Yonkers Police Department posted the below photos in their post on social media, “Last week, YPD Officers from the 3rd Precinct along with some members of the Yonkers Fire Department spent some time with the kindergarten class at Ella Fitzgerald School!” The post continued, “These awesome kids wrote letters thanking the officers and firefighters for their service! The kids had plenty of questions for our officers- thankfully [...]

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