ELIGIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE INTO MEMBERSHIP. The Board of Directors of the Association shall have authority over membership. It may establish such membership categories and fees as it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the Association. Membership will not be extended to those whose service conflicts with law enforcement and criminal justice needs and interests.
- VOTING MEMBERS – Members of the Association who shall have the privilege of voting at general membership meetings concerning the amendment of these bylaws or 2 12/2/20 concerning any other Association issue where such vote is required, as defined herein, shall be classified as follows:
(A) ACTIVE MEMBERS: Eligibility for active membership is confined to the following persons who are full-time employees of any recognized law enforcement agency within the State of Alaska and served as: (a) The chief executive or deputy chief executive; or (b) The commanding officer of a division, district, or other subdivision of a recognized law enforcement agency.
(B) RETIRED MEMBERS: An active member in good standing at retirement shall be granted Retired membership. Retired members may be elected to the board and serve on committees as appointed. They can also be elected to the secretary or treasurer positions. Former members are ineligible to be elected to President or Vice President positions.
(C) LIFETIME MEMBERS: Any member in good standing at the time of nomination may receive Lifetime Membership upon nomination by any active or retired member according to governing policy and receive a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
- NON-VOTING MEMBERS – Members of the Association who shall not have the privilege of voting or holding elective office shall be classified as follows:
(A) ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Eligibility for associate membership is confined to the following persons or commercial firms: (a) Any employee or former employee of any recognized law enforcement or criminal justice agency and is otherwise not eligible for active membership. (b) The chief executive of any industrial or commercial security or investigating agency directly employed by the firm they serve. (c) Any persons associated with the education and advancement of the law enforcement or criminal justice profession. 3 12/2/20
(B) HONORARY MEMBERS: Anyone eligible for the honorary member who is not suitable for another type of membership must be nominated by an active, retired, or lifetime member. Consideration for honorary membership will be based upon the person’s contributions or operational support for law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Honorary membership shall be granted by a vote of the Board of Directors.
(C) SUPPORTING MEMBERS: Persons or Companies who support the purposes and objectives of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police. (a) Corporate Sponsors. (b) Members of the general public who may support the association’s efforts through a supporting membership.