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Historic Agreement Reflects Trust Between UP and Confederated Tribes

Posted April 23, 2014 2:00 p.m. CDT

Umatilla Tribal Court Chief Judge William D. Johnson commissions Union Pacific Senior Special Agents Vincent P. Hoffarth, left, and William R. Aarde as law enforcement officers for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

For the first time in their inter-related history, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and Union Pacific have a policing agreement permitting UP Police to assist in law enforcement within the reservation located between Pendleton and La Grande, Ore.

In a ceremony at the Nixyaawii Governance Center on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in August 2013, Union Pacific and the CTUIR signed a Memorandum of Understanding that led to this opportunity for joint community policing. In March 2014, Union Pacific Police Officers Vince Hoffarth - Portland and William Aarde - Hermiston, were sworn in as officers for the CTUIR.

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Armour Yellow and Big Red Team Up for Special Train

Apr. 21, 2014 3:30 p.m. CDT

UP's Armour Yellow shows support for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with the Big Red Express.

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Illinois & Union Pacific Officials Announce Passenger Service

Apr. 14, 2014 9:25 a.m. CDT

Union Pacific has been working with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Transportation to develop passenger service from Chicago to Elgin, Huntley, Belivdere and Rockford beginning in the spring of 2015. The project was announced at a ceremony held in Rockford April 10.

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'UP's Biggest Fan' Gets the Ride of His Life

Apr. 10, 2014 9:56 a.m. CDT

The tale of Jacob and AJ is much more than the story of a rail fan and one employee.

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Public Opinion Sought as UP Police Department Seeks CALEA Accreditation

Apr. 04, 2014 7:45 a.m. CDT

UP strives to achieve the prestigious recognition of CALEA accreditation, and asks the communities where we live and serve to offer input.

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