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Advice from ANEW Advisors: A Guide to Retirement Planning for First Responders

  As a first responder, you always give 110 percent. You put in long hours, work on the weekends and contribute the extra effort needed to serve your community. But when it comes to preparing for retirement, it’s not unlikely for first responders to put off the important decisions or neglect to ask questions. Police officers and firefighters face unique financial concerns when it comes to their retirement, but that doesn’t mean they deserve anything less than a relaxing and well-funded retirement. Below are the top three concerns we see first responders face when it comes to their retirement - and what [...]

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I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

I.U.P.A. Local Milwaukee Police Association participated in this year’s annual Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Kids Camp! Kids Camp is a weeklong camp for surviving children of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty. MPA sponsored team shirts for the 6-8 year old age group and arranged for the Milwaukee Police Department to have the Mounted Patrol, Motorcycle Unit, and Tactical Enforcement Unit on display for the kids to interact with.     Submit Your Photo to be Selected as a Photo of the Week for the Chance to Win a 2021 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition [...]

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Family Thanks Police Officers for Their Compassionate Assistance

The I.U.P.A. is proud to represent the members of the Milwaukee Police Association as well as officers across the United States, including in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Milwaukee Police Officers Matthew Wagner and Dustin Langfeldt responded to a Critical Missing call of an elderly lady who had dementia and had been missing for several hours. The officers acted quickly to put out a BOLO and issue a Silver Alert. They then began to check areas her family told them that she typically frequents. The elderly lady’s car was spotted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office a couple [...]

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Video: Defiance Police Department Officers Use BolaWrap to Prevent Attempted ‘Suicide by Cop’

The I.U.P.A. is proud to represent the members of the Defiance Police Officers Association as well as officers across the United States, including in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. On June 7, 2021, Defiance, Ohio Police Department officers responded to a suicidal male subject in crisis. The subject repeatedly asked officers to shoot him. The subject then stated that he was armed. Rather than respond as the suicidal man wished, Sergeant Matt Skiver deployed the BolaWrap with Patrol Officer Levi Pauli present on the cruiser video holding cover with his Taser. The BolaWrap pinned the man’s arms [...]

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Finances and Mental Health: Ways to Reduce Stress

Approximately 20 percent of adults are impacted by mental illness.1 For around 70 years, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, meaning this is an opportune time for us to advocate, empower and listen. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with their mental health, you may find financial health suffers as well. Why? Because there’s a direct correlation between mental wellness and financial wellness. In fact, a recent study found that individuals with depression and anxiety were three times more likely to be in debt.     Avoidance of Problems Money is the second most common source of [...]

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I.U.P.A. Briefing Room Photo of the Week from Toledo, Ohio

  Police Officer Anthony Dia of the Toledo Police Department was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a Home Depot store at 1035 West Alexis Road at about 12:30 am. on July 4, 2020. A memorial service was held for him on July 4, 2021 on the spot where he said his last words over the radio, “Tell my family that I love them”. Submit Your Photo to be Selected as a Photo of the Week for the Chance to Win a 2021 Harley-Davidson® FLHTK Ultra Limited Peace Officer Special Edition in Dark Blue! Previous photos of the week [...]

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I.U.P.A. Family Member Awarded 2021 Union Plus Scholarship

International Union of Police Associations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Contact: Dennis J. Slocumb Phone:  1-800-247-4872 E-Mail:  iupa@iupa.org          Statement of President Cabral Regarding I.U.P.A. Family Member Being Awarded a 2021 Union Plus Scholarship I am beyond pleased to share with you that Daniel Padron of Lake Worth, Florida, son of Fernando Padron, who is a member of I.U.P.A. Local 6020, has been awarded a scholarship from Union Plus. The I.U.P.A. works hard to ensure that our members and their families enjoy the best benefits possible and this is one example of those important benefits paying off. Daniel is an impressive young man and most [...]

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Advice from UWAC for I.U.P.A. Members: Preventing Low Back Pain

    Research has shown that more than 50% of working adults will experience a disabling episode of back pain at least once in their lifetime. There are several factors that can contribute to back pain. Occupations that have the highest occurrence of workers who suffer from back pain include those that require heavy and/or frequent lifting, and jobs involving sitting or standing for long periods of time. This condition can range from mild to severe. Symptoms experienced in the early stages of back pain include aching and tiredness in the back during the work shift, but symptoms disappear at night and [...]

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