Why Join the IPA?
The Irving Police Association is a unique organization that differs from many other police associations or unions in that we allow any police department employee to join but we only allow city of Irving employees to join. Not only does the IPA look out for the welfare of the sworn personnel, but we look out for the welfare of our civilian personnel as well. This includes Detention Officers, Dispatch Operators, records and property personnel. We understand that it takes a whole family of people to run the police department.
The IPA is unique in that it is an all volunteer organization. Many other organizations pay their board members, or a portion of their board members, and this is not the case with the IPA. Every representative, board member, and regular member works for the Irving Police Department or city of Irving and is a full time employee; this again is not the case in many other organizations.
The IPA prides itself in our ability to work with the Chief’s office, the city manager, mayor and the city council. We do not use a heavy hand approach, but rather an approach of mutual respect to the person, or office, we are dealing with.
Based on this approach, the Irving Police Association has been able to accomplish many tasks, not only for its members, but the entire city as a whole.
The IPA also prides itself on giving back.
The Irving Police Association has donated thousands of dollars back to its members over the years. Donations may have come about due to a catastrophic event, such as a house fire, major illness or death.
Irving Police Association Benefit 501(c)3, also contributes to other charities that are close to the hearts of our members and has donated more than $280,000 to local charities.
The IPA has a 4750 sq foot building that we call home, and all members are welcome to meet there, play pool, play cards, or simply hang out. It is equipped with a full kitchen and a large open bay for gatherings. We host two BBQ's a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The IPA hosts an annual Christmas party in which the entire family is welcome. The building is also available to members for family birthday parties, baby showers etc… There is a park located next door so kids could play outside during events.
Whether you are a member of the IPA or not, the IPA provides each sworn personnel with a framed photo of them, that is placed on the wall of the PD at retirement. We do this as a thank you for their years of dedicated service to the Irving Police Department and the citizens of Irving.
The Irving Police Association is not only an association that works for member’s benefits and employee issues, we consider ourselves to be a family.
The IPA has teamed up with TMPA for our legal assistance. The IPA keeps a close relationship with TMPA executive staff, and one of our members is the TMPA Region Director for our area. This assistance is available to members whether civilian or sworn.
Please remember that the IPA and TMPA are not national organizations, but are local and understand the local and state issues that may come up.
You may join the IPA or TMPA each individually, or you may become a member of both. IPA dues are $16 a month. TMPA dues are $28 a month. If you join both your dues would be $44 a month. Dues are tax deductible.
For details on TMPA benefits you may click on the TMPA tab at the top or go to TMPA’s website by clicking here TMPA.
If you are an employee of the Irving Police Department and wish to become a member or just wish to have more information please click here contact us.
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