I.U.P.A. Briefing Room

I.U.P.A. Briefing Room2021-08-17T18:21:56+00:00

Statement of President Sam A. Cabral on the Dawn of 2022

2021 is in the rear view mirror, thankfully. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, https://www.odmp.org, there were 484 Line of Duty Deaths, up from 385 in 2020. This reflects over a 25% increase. 61 were killed by gunfire compared to 45 last year, a 35% increase. 325 officers died due to complications from COVID. August and September were the deadliest months. There are likely many factors contributing to these increases. Feckless politicians, pandering to a radical minority and backed by a dishonest media have created animosity towards law enforcement while, at the same time, “progressive” district and city attorneys have created a revolving door for criminals [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

UWAC: FYIs About Diabetes Mellitus

WHAT IS DIABETES? Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. When the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream, your blood sugar goes up. This signals your pancreas to release insulin, which lets blood sugar into your body's cells to use as energy. If you have Diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use insulin as well as it should. When this occurs, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Over time, this can cause serious health problems, such as heart [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Event in Texas: Breakfast with Santa

Harris County Constable Precinct 4 officers and I.U.P.A. members had breakfast with Santa and his elves as well as the Atascocita Fire Department at the annual Breakfast with Santa event at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Atascocita. Officers, firemen, and local children had a morning of fun, good company, and a delicious meal!     Each week, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room features a photo that exemplifies the valuable part of the community that our Law Enforcement Officers all across the U.S. are and their positive impact as well as their dedication, service, and sacrifice. Submit your photos today to be considered [...]

By |December 14th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Event in Texas: Breakfast with Santa

I.U.P.A. Members Across the U.S. Fighting Drugs

Per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, “More than 760,000 people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose. Two out of three drug overdose deaths in 2018 involved an opioid. In 2019, an estimated 10.1 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year. Specifically, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers and 745,000 people used heroin.” Those alarming statistics have led to a very real strain on first responders whose job is to save and help those in crisis, that strain being a very real physical and mental one. To combat this epidemic, there [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

UWAC: Tips for At Home Workouts

    Aerobic Exercises Jump Squats: Stand upright with feet shoulder-width apart. Squat down and perform a jump as you are returning to the top. Jump Lunges: Stand upright with one leg in front of the other. Perform a lunge by bending your front leg while your back leg also bends. Return to an upright position and immediately alternate legs so that the back leg moves to the front and the front leg moves to the back. Continue alternating for a duration or a set number. Mountain Climbers: Begin in a plank position with both hands and legs on the floor. Bring [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

ANEW Advisors: December Is Identity Theft Protection Awareness Month

Discover How to Protect Yourself December is Identity Theft Protection Awareness Month and we’re taking this month to share some ways you can keep your identity safe. In 2019, 14.4 million people were victims of identity theft.1 Identity theft can happen in a number of ways: in-person, online, over email, or on the phone. However it occurs, identity theft affects a large number of people per year. Let us learn about how you can protect your identity and sensitive information online and in person. Tip #1: Don’t Assume Your Identity Will Never Get Stolen No matter how careful you are with your personal [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments

Port Orange Photos of the Week: Shadow Box for Fallen Sergeant Justin White’s Family

Fallen Port Orange Police Department Sergeant and I.U.P.A. Local President Justin White passed away on August 5, 2021 from complications due to COVID-19. The Port Orange Police Department recently presented his family with a shadow box containing many of his accumulated pins and patches awarded while serving his community. Justin coached youth sports for the City of Port Orange, Florida. He was a husband and a father of four. He owned and operated a dog training business. The Saturday prior to his passing was his fifteenth anniversary of service with the Port Orange Police Department. Justin was proactive in strengthening community relations [...]

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Photos of the Week from Bel Air, Maryland: Y Turkey Trot

I.U.P.A. Local Bel Air Police Association Board Member Keith Smithson organized and oversaw the Y Turkey Trot fundraiser in Bel Air, Maryland on Thanksgiving this year that raised funds to support the Y Open Doors Fund. The Y Open Doors Fund is a fund that provides funding for financial assistance for Y membership to those who cannot afford it. Information about the fund is available here. The Y in Central Maryland operated turkey trots all over the state in Arnold, Baltimore, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Towson, Westminster, and online virtually for those who could not attend in person in those locations. In [...]

By |December 2nd, 2021|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|0 Comments
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