International Political Director and International Executive Vice President Emeritus

Dennis Slocumb was elected to the position of International Executive Vice President in July 2000 and re-elected in 2008. In 2012, Dennis retired from his role as Executive Vice President and the I.U.P.A granted him the title International Executive Vice President Emeritus. In his current capacity, he serves as the principal I.U.P.A. legislative liaison to the United States Congress on federal legislation affecting law enforcement.

Dennis came to the International from the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association (PPOA), which represents over 6,000 sworn and non-sworn law enforcement professionals. In 1998, Dennis was elected to serve as the President of the PPOA. He is a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked a variety of assignments in patrol and detective units, including time with the Special Investigators Unit, and attained the rank of Detective Lieutenant. In addition to his long and dedicated service with the Sheriff’s Department, Dennis also served for four years in the United States Navy, including a tour aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician. He holds degrees from the University of California at Redlands and Compton Junior College.

Dennis is married to the former Nancy Pierce, and they have one son.

Legislative Efforts

Legislation in Action

The I.U.P.A. has become the most politically influential voice on law enforcement issues at the federal, state, and local levels for issues that affect you and your community. We have always maintained a presence in Washington, D.C. We generally confine our legislative program to issues impacting wages, hours, and working conditions of first responders. That does not, however, preclude us from using our influences on other matters of concern to public safety.

Lobbying federal officials and representatives on behalf of locals, we also meet regularly with Members of Congress and make endorsements in local and state campaigns based on your requests and recommendations. We count on our members to advise us on issues relevant to you and your members.

Our goal is to keep our members abreast of legislative issues impacting them and their families and to use our political power to benefit public safety officers and the labor movement as a whole.