The Connecticut Police & Fire Union (CPFU) is a labor organization that represents approximately 950 police, fire and public safety professionals throughout the state of Connecticut. It is unique in that its coalition includes both firefighters (IAFF Local S-15) and law enforcement (IUPA Local 74) personnel. In fact, its members represent in excess of 50 job titles in Connecticut state service, encompassing more than 13 state agencies. CPFU is affiliated with the International Union of Police Associations, International Association of Fire Fighters, State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Greater Hartford Labor Council.
CPFU’s police officers, firefighters and regulatory personnel protective and serve: Connecticut state universities and colleges; state mental health facilities; University of Connecticut Health Center; state airports; and state highways.
At the Department of Motor Vehicles our members conduct testing for a variety of driver licenses and ensure vendor compliance with emissions standards.
Our liquor control agents at the Department of Consumer Protection inspect liquor permittees for licensing compliance and investigate criminal behavior.
Members who work for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection maintain and supervise state parks and enforce conservation laws. Additionally, our conservation enforcement officers patrol Connecticut’s rivers, lakes and Long Island Sound to protect citizens from reckless boaters and providing search and rescue efforts when emergency strikes. The protection of wildlife and enforcement of fish and game laws are also vital services our members provide.
At many of the state offices, our buildings and grounds patrol officers ensure that these facilities are safe and secure.
Tax enforcement officers at the Department of Revenue Services investigate and prosecute tax fraud cases and pursue tax evaders that cheat the state out of millions of tax dollars annually.
Throughout the state, our state animal control officers enforce animal control laws. They also provide services to towns and assist in training local animal control officers.
Our police officers receive the same training and carry the same certification as officers in any of the local police departments in the state.
Our firefighters receive the same training and attend the same fire academy as do members of many of the full-time municipal fire departments, and in fact, due to their special assignments, such as Bradley Airport, many of our firefighters receive more specialized or intensive training than do municipal firefighters.
Whatever you do and wherever you go in Connecticut, members of the Connecticut Police & Fire Union are there to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.