International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) Officers
Samuel A. Cabral, International President
Dennis Slocumb, International Executive Vice President
Timothy A. Scott, International Secretary-Treasurer
About International Union of Police Associations (IUPA)
The International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) began in 1954 as the National Conference of Police Associations (NCPA). The NCPA was developed in response to the demands of the law enforcement profession that was changing so quickly, especially in the areas of collective bargaining and benefits. It was apparent that police officers were in need of the support and services that only the AFL-CIO could provide through the auspices of other police officers. In 1966, the NCPA amended its by-laws to allow a number of local Canadian police associations to affiliate and NCPA became known as the International Conference of Police Associations (ICPA). The ICPA declined to ally itself with the AFL-CIO, so the member organizations that wanted AFL-CIO affiliation created the International Union of Police Associations.