MAKING PROGRESS & LAUNCHING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS RELIEF FUND
2012 – The I.U.P.A. has been in the forefront as a national advocate and defender of officers. They were able to assist a successful campaign to repeal an Ohio law that would not only have gutted the collective bargaining process in that state, but would also have served as a dangerous precedent for other states to emulate and destroy unionism as we know it.
I.U.P.A. was also involved in improving the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act, passed in 2004, by passing the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Improvement Act into law in 2010. The new law greatly improved the ability of retired officers to carry concealed personal firearms throughout the country.
In 2011, the I.U.P.A. launched the first annual LEORF Golf Classic to increase support for the Law Enforcement Officer’s Relief Fund (LEORF). LEORF was created by the I.U.P.A. to assist officers and their families when they are faced with financial problems caused by natural disasters, serious personal injuries on the job, or line of duty deaths. Too often, benefits from insurance and other sources take too long to come forward. LEORF is there to provide immediate assistance to get officers and their families through the first trying weeks of these disasters.
Whether protecting Law Enforcement Officer wages, benefits and work conditions, or assisting officers’ families in especially trying times, the I.U.P.A. always stands by their members.