THE MOST INFLUENTIAL VOICE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Since I.U.P.A.’s beginning, the organization has become one of the most influential voices for law enforcement in the nation’s political arena by aiding legislative representatives in drafting legislation that impacts the lives of not only their membership, but the law enforcement and labor community as a whole. Important legislative initiatives have included the National Police Officers Bill of Rights, educational survivor benefits for police families and armored vest grants to municipalities. Bargaining rights and the Social Security Fairness Act are among the issues before Congress to which the I.U.P.A. commits its strength.
The I.U.P.A. of the 21st Century continues to lead representation of officers. Local member unions include those in small rural municipalities where a handful of officers take responsibility for the public safety as well as busy urban departments. Each department, small or large, is accorded the same advantages of I.U.P.A. membership—expert legal representation, substantial benefits packages, and experienced leadership. And most importantly, I.UP.A. continues to accomplish its founding goal: to be the principal voice and advocate of America’s rank and file law enforcement personnel.