The I.U.P.A. IT Department wants to remind our Local Leaders and Members of the importance of strong passwords to protect yourselves when using technology. Here are some important tips! Dealing With Passwords the Easy Way With the number of websites that you probably have accounts for, there’s simply no way to easily remember every single password without duplicating them. This is where a password manager comes in. As long as you create a strong master password that you can remember, that is the last password you will need to deal with. What Is A Strong Password? A 12-character minimum is required: You [...]
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, which designated May 15 as Peace Officers' Memorial Day, and the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322, signed by President Bill Clinton, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15 each year. While the actual dates change from year to year, National Police Week is always the calendar week, beginning on Sunday, which includes May 15. This [...]
By iupausr|2021-10-21T19:27:14+00:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from Washington, D.C.
We all know of some of the horrors that our brothers and sisters take home with them each night and live with - the scenes that cannot be unseen. Many of us cannot share these things with our family as we don’t want them to house the demons that haunt us. Sadly, some of the coping mechanisms we use are detrimental to us, to our families, and to our fellow officers. Drug and alcohol abuse, depression, and, far too often, suicide. We lose more cops to their own hands than we do to those who assault us. We do not even [...]
By iupausr|2021-10-19T15:57:50+00:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on The I.U.P.A. Strongly Encourages Retired Officers to Volunteer with CopLine
On October 22, 2021, the International Union of Police Associations will host a blood drive with SunCoast Blood Centers to aid in addressing the nationwide blood shortage that the United States, and the Sarasota area in particular, is currently facing. Staff, friends, family, law enforcement personnel, and Sarasota community members are invited to roll up their sleeves and donate to help save lives! Click on the button below to sign up now! Sign Up Here Did you know that there are health benefits to donating blood? Well, there sure are! The I.U.P.A. previously held a blood drive in August [...]
I.U.P.A. Local Memphis Police Association’s own Randie Smalley sporting one of the breast cancer awareness shirts that their local has available this month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 100% of the proceeds go to help West Cancer Foundation, which is taking the next step in fighting cancer by investing in research and education, supporting cancer patients, and promoting the overall health of their community. The I.U.P.A. commends our local on their efforts and assistance for this important issue that affects so many officers and their families as well as their communities. Shirts can be shipped or picked up and they come [...]
What We Do: Public safety jobs are physically challenging, and injuries are common. Rebound delivers access to fast, high-quality care to injured workers using sports medicine principles. We prioritize quality of treatment through our partners, speed, and a concierge experience for our members that will return them to work, and their lives. The Rebound Difference: We make it easy to get better. We eliminate traditional healthcare roadblocks to get injured public safety workers into a specialist fast. We connect you with the very best doctors and therapists in your region immediately, and guide you through follow-up appointments and [...]
The current U.S. life expectancy is 78.8 years,1 and most Americans expect to retire around age 61.2 That means, on average, you may need to plan for 18 years of living after retirement. Budgeting to create a retirement portfolio that will provide income for you after you leave the workforce can be daunting. How much will you need? Where does one begin? Experts differ on the ideal amounts to set aside for retirement, and factors such as inflation, rates of return, time horizon for retirement dates, taxation, Social Security, and even legislation will greatly affect projected outcomes. However, inferences can be made [...]
By iupausr|2021-10-06T18:20:19+00:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Advice from UWAC for I.U.P.A. Members: Budgeting for Retirement
Wes and Michele Garcia own and operate Wes’ Backyard BBQ and Grill. They recently held a fundraiser for law enforcement and veterans. Half of the proceeds went to veterans organizations and the other half went to law enforcement. The Sheriff generously passed on the portion that was given to Indian River Sheriff’s Office to I.U.P.A. Local Indian River Deputies Association whose President, Joseph Karman, accepted the check from Wes Garcia in this photo. During the fundraiser at Wes’ Backyard BBQ and Grill, local law enforcement, veterans, and members of the community gathered to paint one side of the restaurant in a [...]
By iupausr|2021-10-06T18:20:11+00:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photos of the Week from Indian River County, Florida!