International Union of Police Associations and California Southern University Announce Educational Partnership

Nov 9, 2012 by University Communications

IUPA Members to Receive Benefits Including Tuition Reduction

International Union of Police AssociationsOctober 13, 2012—The International Union of Police Associations (I.U.P.A.) and California Southern University are pleased to announce that they have entered into an educational partnership, giving I.U.P.A. members greater access to accredited, career-relevant online education in subject areas of interest to law enforcement and public safety professionals. I.U.P.A. members will receive a special group rate equivalent to a 10-percent tuition reduction upon enrolling in any of CalSouthern’s online degree and certificate programs in criminal justice, business, law, and psychology.

“CalSouthern is thrilled to partner with the I.U.P.A. and looks forward to introducing its members to the university’s personalized approach to online education,” says Erika Woldman, vice president of higher education partnerships. “The entire CalSouthern community is committed to helping each student achieve his or her academic and career goals, from a faculty that delivers individualized feedback tailored to each student’s interests and experience to academic advisors and staff that provide all the one-on-one guidance and support students need to succeed.”

CalSouthern serves students at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Topic areas of special interest to law-enforcement professionals include homeland security, terrorism response, digital crime, forensic psychology, leadership, ethics, management, drugs and substance abuse, the psychology of violence and trauma, and criminal law. The CalSouthern faculty is comprised of experienced educators who are also seasoned professionals in their area of specialty.

“The I.U.P.A. has long recognized the importance advanced education can have to a law-enforcement professional’s career,” says Sam A. Cabral, I.U.P.A.’s International President.   “The greater the educational attainment, the greater the possibility of career advancement.  But because of shift work, family obligations and other considerations, traditional ‘brick-and-mortar’ education is often not feasible for I.U.P.A. members. Quality online institutions such as CalSouthern offer the educational opportunity and flexibility our members need.”

About CalSouthern:

Founded in 1978, California Southern University is an accredited university offering online degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in business, law, criminal justice, and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary learning system. CalSouthern is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To learn more about CalSouthern, please visit


About the International Union of Police Associations:

Originally chartered in 1979, the International Union of Police Associations is the only AFL-CIO chartered labor union that exclusively represents law enforcement officers and other support personnel. The more than 100,000 law enforcement personnel (one out of every four eligible) represented by the I.U.P.A. are full-time employees of law enforcement agencies ranging from line officers up to first-line supervisors, as well as civilian employees. The IUPA’s mission is to protect and advance officers’ wages, benefits, and work conditions. Membership includes officers from agencies throughout the United States and the Caribbean. More information is available at

University Communications
California Southern University
930 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620
(800) 477-2254, ext. 4205
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IUPA Contact: Rich Roberts, PIO
Phone:  941-487-2560
Cell: 941-586-3658
Email: [email protected]



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