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A.   Member – Any person with a public safety agency or affiliated with a Citizen Police Academy. 

B.      Honorary – A membership shall be open to any person nominated by the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the membership at a regular meeting.  

C.      Member in good standing – A member in good standing shall be a person who has paid the current Association dues.  Only Members In Good Standing can occupy an elected office and participate in the general business activities of the Association. 

No person shall be denied membership in this Association because of race, religion, sex, or ethnic background. 

Dues:  Annual dues shall be set by the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the Members In Good Standing at an annual business meeting. 

Disciplinary Action:

A.     Any officer or member may be expelled from the Association for failing to perform the duties of his/her office or for illegal and/or immoral conduct (conduct that is considered to be damaging to the Association or the Police Profession as it may be interpreted as a reflection on our behavior as an association, and would be deemed in violation of Article II, Section 1.).

B.     All accusations of failure to perform duties or illegal and/or immoral conduct must be presented to the Board of Directors in writing.  The Board of Directors will, at the next board meeting, discuss and examine the charges for non-compliance with the Bylaws, and after a majority affirmative vote, will notify the accused officer or member in writing, and place the charges on the agenda of the next membership meeting.

C.     The officer or member will be expelled from the Association by a majority vote of the members present at the next annual membership meeting.

D.     Any officer or member who has been expelled has the right to appeal within ninety days, in writing, to the general membership for a hearing at the annual membership meeting.  The written appeal must be presented to the Board of Directors at least thirty days prior to the hearing.  The expelled member or officer will bring all the facts to the attention of the membership present.  The Board of Directors will also present all evidence pertaining to the expelled members’ conduct. 

E.      A two thirds majority vote of the members present at the hearing is required to reverse the expulsion and win the appeal.  The vote at the hearing will be considered final.