George McGowan served as a sergeant for 30 of his 39 ½ years of service in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. His fellow officers from I.U.P.A. Local Anne Arundel County Detention Sergeants Association, #141 threw him a gone fishing themed retirement party that none will ever forget. George was a Special Operations Response Team Member (SORT) and he kept up with all of his qualifications right up to his retirement, including weapons qualifications and physical agility tests. His time growing up in Annapolis proved to be invaluable in his work as a corrections sergeant. He was the one they would always call when [...]
By iupausr|2022-04-06T17:54:41+00:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Photos of the Week from McGowan’s Retirement Party in Maryland!
Grabbing a few adult beverages with friends can be a fun way to unwind - but drinking in excess can lead to unexpected health concerns. Did you know drinking alcohol in excess does more to your body than add on a few extra pounds? Alcohol affects your whole body and excess (more than 1 serving/day for men (2 drinks) and women (1 drink)) alcohol consumption can cause distress on your body’s systems, hormones, and even your sleep quality! This month we are highlighting how alcohol affects your whole body and how you can safely continue to enjoy a refreshing libation this [...]
By iupausr|2022-04-06T17:30:06+00:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Advice from UWAC for Alcohol Awareness Month
Departments all across the United States recognized their female staff during the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Tacoma Police Department proudly posted this photo along with the message, “Today is International Women’s Day, focused on commemorating the socioeconomic, political and cultural achievements of women throughout the world. At the Tacoma Police Department, we honor the contributions made by countless women, past and present, in moving us toward a workplace free of bias and stereotypes, one that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.” Each week, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room features a photo that exemplifies the [...]
By iupausr|2022-03-31T19:17:21+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on Photo of the Week from Tacoma, Washington!
School Resources Officers in Hobbs, New Mexico helped to empower youth with MyPower, Inc. MyPower, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers young women to successfully navigate the teen years by making good choices, setting goals, succeeding academically, and avoiding teen pregnancy. Their mission is “to empower Lea County’s youth to reach their full individual potential by providing FUN, social, and learning activities geared toward developing personal confidence, academic excellence, and enhanced life skills.” Hobbs Police Department posted on Facebook proudly about their school resource officers, “This week Hobbs Police Department School Resource Officers were invited to help further empower the youth [...]
The Triada HRM team wants you to feel confident not only in your physical and mental health, but also your financial health. We’ve put together 5 tips to help you take hold of your financial health by creating a plan and hopefully reduce your stress! Assess your current standings. Take the good, the bad, and the ugly all into consideration. You’ll want to look at (or create) your monthly budget and overall financial goals. Then jot down all debts that need to be squared away along with due dates, minimum amounts due, interest rates, etc. Pick a plan of action. Decide [...]
Yonkers Police Department posted photos on their Facebook page from Dr. Seuss Day when members of the Yonkers Police Department Community Affairs Division read to kids at the Eugenio Maria De Hostos Microsociety School. In their post, they quoted Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 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. [...]
I.U.P.A. local Shreveport Police Union, #275 hired a caterer to feed the officers who worked Mardi Gras this year to keep New Orleans and all of those visitors and residents safe throughout the festivities. At Shreveport Police Union‘s treat, Marilynn’s Place catered two weekends in a row for the Krewe of Centaur and the Krewe of Gemini. The Marilynn’s Place image is from the home page of their website. https://marilynns-place.com/ 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 [...]
You finally took the plunge and bought life insurance for the first time last year. Or was it the year before? Either way, congratulations on taking this big step toward helping to protect your loved ones from the financial adversity which could affect them as the result of your death. Now that you have checked that item off your to-do list, you can relax, pat yourself on the back, and forget about it forever, right? Not a good idea. Why you bought life insurance in the first place. When you bought your life insurance policy(ies), you entered into a contract with [...]
By iupausr|2022-03-15T15:10:50+00:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: I.U.P.A. Briefing Room|Comments Off on How Often Should I Review My Life Insurance Coverage?