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1803, 2024

Apply Now to be an Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholar!

The Edward J. Kiernan scholarship was established in 1999 by Sam A. Cabral, I.U.P.A.’s current President. The scholarship honors Edward J. Kiernan, a New York City Police Officer and former I.U.P.A. President in recognition of Eddie’s long commitment to the improvement of law enforcement officers’ and their families’ lives. When asked about the reason he created the scholarship, Cabral said, “The future of our society rests in the hands of young people dedicated to careers serving the public interest with public safety being critical to a stable and successful society. We have an obligation to future generations [...]

1803, 2024

Union Members: Enjoy 30% off Easter Flowers and Gifts

Sending Easter wishes has never been sweeter! Enjoy 30% off all Teleflora bouquets, Belgian chocolate covered treats and even gift baskets too! Offer ends 3/31.  More reasons to shop Teleflora with your union member discount: Same-day flower delivery service 100% satisfaction guarantee Local florists hand-arrange each bouquet with expertise. Shop Now & Save 30% Disclaimer: n/a

1103, 2024

Get Pet Protection for Those “Uh-Oh” Moments

When your pet's misadventures lead to breaks, cuts, or accidental ingestions, a Pets Best Accident Only plan could be the safety net you need. For $10/month or less, union families can get coverage for those “uh-oh” moments and relax. More About Pet Insurance: The Union Plus pet insurance program, provided by Pets Best, reimburses pet parents like you up to 90% on eligible veterinary bills.1  Our most budget-friendly plan is the Accident Only plan for $10/month or less! 2 Get flexible accident, illness, and routine care coverage customized to your pet and your budget. Plus, all Pets [...]

1103, 2024

Photos of the Week: SWAT Retreat

I.U.P.A. Local Port St. Lucie Police Officers Association, #6015 and I.U.P.A. Local Port St. Lucie Police Sergeants Association, #6017 Members participated in Port St. Lucie Police Department’s SWAT Retreat. Port Saint Lucie Police Department shared the below photos from the event this year, “PSLPD’s SWAT Team held their Annual SWAT Retreat at Town Place Suites in Tradition. The five elements of SWAT, including entry, breaching, sniper, technical, and crisis negotiations all participated. They assessed the past year’s achievements and created new goals and objectives for the coming year. They also conducted presentations and reviews of critical incidents to be better prepared [...]

1103, 2024

Literacy Day at James E. Moss Elementary

I.U.P.A. Local Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Association Members spent some time reading to kids in Millcreek, Utah for Literacy Day at James E. Moss Elementary! Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake posted the below photos on their social media page, “Reflecting on the incredible success of Literacy Day at James E. Moss Elementary in Millcreek, Utah! UPD, UFA, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, and Life Flight came together to make a lasting impact on our community through the magic of reading!” The post continued, “We couldn't be prouder of the participation and support from those involved. Thank you having [...]

403, 2024

Photos of the Week: Police Officer of the Year

I.U.P.A. Local South Daytona Police Officers Association, #6059 Member Police Officer Bryan Grondin was named 2023 Police Officer of the Year by his department, city, and community. He also recently was named Police Officer of the Year in his region! South Daytona Police Department shared the below photos on social media, “This morning Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce honored the Police Officer and Fire Fighter of the Year for South Daytona, Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores, and Ponce Inlet at the Annual Hero's Award Ceremony. Congratulations to our Police Officer, Bryan Grondin and our Firefighter of the Year, Scott [...]

403, 2024

I.U.P.A. Negotiations Update: Prince William County Police Association, #5010

I.U.P.A. attorney Heidi Meinzer has been negotiating for many I.U.P.A. locals in the northeastern United States for years. Most recently, she has been extremely busy negotiating for locals in the State of Virginia as they recently gained the ability to engage in collective bargaining with exceptional results. Meinzer negotiated alongside I.U.P.A. Local Prince William County Police Association, #5010 President Katherine Zaimis who stated, “When I became President of the PWCPA, I promised to fight for a seat at the table in the form of collective bargaining. Improvements in the Virginia statutes and county codes have afforded us this opportunity. Collective bargaining [...]

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 [...]

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