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2404, 2023

Photos of the Week: Pinwheels for Prevention

This week’s photos of the week come from Shreveport, LA where I.U.P.A. Local Shreveport Police Union, #275 members along with other Shreveport Police Department staff and community members from Shreveport as well as surrounding Louisiana localities came together for the “Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign”. The Month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. On April 10, these local communities joined together to show their support for the victims of child abuse and to raise awareness by planting blue pinwheels on the lawn outside of the Shreveport Police Department. On this, Shreveport Police Department posted on social media, “We [...]

1804, 2023

Hearing Damage – A Guide to Everyday Sounds

Human ears are amazing. From the loudest jet engine to the quietest pin drop, they capture a humongous range of sound. However, like many fine-tuned machines, they can become damaged over time with too much use. Like car tires, the more you use your ears, the more you wear them down. Except you cannot replace your ears every 50,000 miles. Once your hearing is gone, it is gone for good. That is why it is important to protect your ears from too much overstimulation.     If you are aware of the types of noise that can hurt your ears, you will [...]

1704, 2023

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1704, 2023

Photos of the Week: Gift of Life Awards

This week’s Photos of the Week come from Howard County, Maryland where Howard County Dispatchers and I.U.P.A. Members were awarded the Gift of Life Award! I.U.P.A. Local Howard County Public Safety Dispatchers Association shared a post, “Hats off to Brian and Dori on their accomplishments!” The post originated with Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services who included the below photos and said, “Dispatchers play a vital link in the chain of survival. When a call comes into the Howard County 911 center, staff quickly work to understand the situation and dispatch the correct units. If the situation warrants it, [...]

1004, 2023

Dreaming of Summer? Us too. Save with Heroes Vacation Club!

YOUR SUMMER VACATION INSPIRATION AND DEALS, DELIVERED. By booking your summer trip now, score exclusive deals so you can make the most of your dreamy getaway. Whether you are looking to go north to beat the heat, or south to soak up the sun, Heroes Vacation Club has you covered (metaphorically—you will still need to pack sunscreen) as you plan your perfect summer vacation. Join Now! See Florida from Coast to Coast – Theme parks, beaches, the Everglades, Key Lime pie, the glamour and exclusivity of Palm Beach, the vibrant sizzle of Miami — [...]

1004, 2023

First Responder Financial Education Webinar: Traditional versus Roth

As a first responder, you work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of your community. However, have you ever thought about how you can secure your financial future and prepare for retirement? ANEW Advisors is pleased to provide a previously recorded Financial Education Series Webinar, designed specifically for first responders. This presentation is aimed at providing you with practical tips and tools to help you navigate your finances better and achieve your financial goals. To Find Out More Visit https://anewadvisors.com/

1004, 2023

Photos of the Week: Advocacy in D.C. and Nationwide

This week’s Photos of the Week come from Washington, D.C. and all across the country. The I.U.P.A. Executive Board recently had a meeting in Washington, D.C. where local leaders from across the U.S. met with their legislators. I.U.P.A. leaders also met with state legislators before and since the Executive Board meeting in D.C. These meetings provide an opportunity to advocate for our members and LEOs in general so that legislators have law enforcement professionals’ interests front of mind when making important decisions that affect our officers and communities. Photos include leaders from I.U.P.A. Locals: I.U.P.A. Local 6020 in Broward County, Florida [...]

504, 2023

Injury Prevention in Law Enforcement Officers Part I – Affecting an Arrest

  Law enforcement officers have one of the highest injury rates (7.4 per 100 full time equivalent workers) of all U.S. occupations (Reichard et al Am J Ind Med 2010).  The most common injuries in law enforcement by region is (19.6%) back, (18.1%) knee/leg, (13.6%) shoulder, and (11.4%) ankle (Lentz et al Int J Occ Med Envir Health 20).  According to a 7-year study in law enforcement, over 20% of all recorded injuries were to the lower extremity and 31.4% of those were to the knee.  In this same study, the most common activity resulting in injury to law enforcement officers is [...]

304, 2023

How to Clean Boots – Suede, Leather, and Duty Boot Care Guide | Blauer

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Daily Boot Maintenance Cleaning Leather Boots Cleaning Suede Boots Properly Drying Boots Breaking In Tactical Boots Remember the Small Stuff Invest in Backup DAILY DUTY BOOT MAINTENANCE The next step to ensuring long-lasting footwear is to break in your boots properly and maintain or replace your insoles. Durable footwear is inadequate if they don’t fit or result in pain or discomfort. Look for boots with comfortable PU foam insoles and heel support that provide an instant broken-in feel. To further break in your boots, wear them slightly loosened for short periods of time to [...]

304, 2023

Photos of the Week: Honoring Courage and Sacrifice

This week’s Photos of the Week come from Washington, D.C. where the I.U.P.A. Board came together for a meeting, to advocate for our members in our nation’s great Capitol, and for President Cabral and Secretary-Treasurer Crivello to bestow upon Detective Andrew Wilkiewicz from Milwaukee Police Association, I.U.P.A. Local 21, a mounted copy of a Resolution to honor his courage and sacrifice. The Resolution reads: WHEREAS, on January 13, 2022, you were off duty when a suspect attempted to carjack a vehicle with three children inside, and; WHEREAS, the suspect chased the victim into a business establishment; you [...]

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