Regular Membership: in the Association shall be available to a person who is appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Police Services Act, or other provincial statute, who is actively employed in the enforcement of by-laws of a municipality, law enforcement service, board, authority or commission or whose duties include the enforcement of by-laws or Provincial Acts on behalf of a municipality, has complied with the confines of this by-law and has paid the membership fee. A Regular Member shall be entitled to attend meetings, to speak on the issues, vote and be elected to the Board of Directors. For the purpose of this section, Regular Membership, "appointed" shall mean an appointment by by-law of the municipality or, alternatively, written and signed confirmation from the applicant's manager, or equivalent, on behalf of the municipality, establishing that the individual making application as a Regular Member is employed as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer by a municipality, law enforcement service, board, authority or commission and is authorized by his/her terms of employment to enforce by-laws, lay charges and appear before the courts in the capacity of a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer;
Associate Membership: in the Association shall be available to a person inside or outside of the Province of Ontario, who is actively employed in the enforcement of by-laws of a municipality, law enforcement service, board, authority or commission and is appointed by a provincial statute of that Province or is actively enrolled in a law enforcement program at a post secondary institution or has graduated from a law enforcement program at a post secondary institution within the previous 24 months, has complied with the confines of this by-law and paid the membership fee. An Associate Member may attend the general meeting but not be entitled to vote or sit on the Board of Directors;
Corporate Membership: in the Association shall be available to a municipality for persons who would qualify as Regular members of the Association depending upon the population of the municipality as set out in the Provincial Municipal Directory for the current year;
Law Enforcement Service Group
Law Enforcement Service Group Membership: in the Association shall be available to a Service for persons who would qualify as Regular members of the Association depending on the number of persons in the group.
Retired Membership: in the Association shall be available to a member who was a regular member in good standing with the Association, who has retired by reaching retirement age or has retired prematurely for medical reasons or otherwise and his/her application has been approved by the Board of Directors. The Retired Member is entitled to the same privileges as a Regular Member;
Life Membership: in the Association shall be available to a Member who was a regular member in good standing with the Association and who has dedicated several years of service and goodwill for the benefit of the Association. A Life Membership may be awarded upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors to the General Membership for their approval. Acknowledgement shall be presented to the Life Member on behalf of the Association. The Life Member shall have the same privileges as a Regular Member with the annual membership fees being waived;
Honorary Membership: in the Association shall be available to non-members only. Upon recommendation of the Board of Directors and the approval of the General Membership, an “Honorary Membership” may be awarded to a person who has given invaluable assistance to the Association, and the Board of Directors wish to acknowledge his/her tributes by bestowing an Honorary Membership upon the person. An Honorary Member may attend the general meeting but shall not be entitled to vote or be elected to the Board of Directors. An Honorary Member shall have the annual membership fees waived.
The Board of Directors may grant an individual who held a valid Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Associaton (Ontario) regular membership and was a member in good standing for the previous two years of employment who is now unemployed or in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits, a conditional transitional membership, in order for the individual to maintain membership in the Association, subject to the following conditions:
1. The conditional transitional membership shall not exceed 2 years unless otherwise
determined by the Board of Directors.
2. Applicant must apply for a conditional transitional membership within 60 days of
commencement of unemployment or receipt of employment insurance.
3. The conditional transitional membership shall be available to an individual on an
individual on or no more than 2 occasions.
4. Applicant must pay the annual regular membership fee in order for the Board to consider
the request (currently $110).
5. Upon request from the Board of Directors, supply a copy of their record of employment or
other documents as required by the Board.
6. The member/applicant has not been convicted of a criminal code or other offence which
would be embarrassment or discredit to the Association.
A member who has been granted a conditional transitional membership may attend the Annual General meeting but it is not entitled to vote or sit on th Board of Directors.