Membership Criteria

Membership Criteria

Membership in the IACP is open to all law enforcement and those affiliated with the law enforcement profession, including police leaders, officers ranging from recruit to command-level, law enforcement executives, nonsworn law enforcement personnel, criminal justice academics and students, and more.

Active Membership

Active membership in the IACP is open to chiefs and superintendents of police as well as command-level police officers in public law enforcement agencies. Active members have the right to vote to determine official IACP policy and to elect association officers at the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition.  Active Member Dues are $190.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to non-command level officers and civilians in law enforcement agencies and those involved in practicing or teaching law enforcement and/or security and other areas working with the law enforcement profession. Associate members enjoy the same benefits as active members, except they do not have the right to vote on the election of association officers or the right to run for office.

Associate Leaders of Tomorrow – Sworn Officers – $75 

Available to sworn non-command level personnel not otherwise eligible for active membership.

Associate Leaders of Tomorrow – Students – $30

Available to students enrolled at an accredited college or university in a Criminal Justice or related discipline not currently employed in a full time position. (Student Members receive online Police Chief magazine subscription)

Associate Academic – $190

Available to Instructors/Researchers in criminal justice or related fields working at colleges & universities.

Associate Service Provider – $500

Available to employees of companies or organizations providing services to, or assisting, the law enforcement profession.

General Associate Membership – $190

Available to those working in or with law enforcement not outlined in another Associate Membership category, including: civilians working in law enforcement, private & corporate security, private detectives, associations and nonprofits, and medical/psychological professionals.

Membership Justification Kit

Nearly 70% of IACP members’ agencies pay for their annual membership dues. This customizable justification kit is designed to help you communicate the value of IACP membership to your supervisor or other decision makers in your agency.

View the justification kit.

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