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Jump to section: 4. Membership | 5. Application for Membership | 6. Termination of Membership | 7. Annual Fees


IV. MACP MEMBERSHIP


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4.0 Membership in the Association is divided into three classes:
Active;
Associate; and
Honorary


4.1 The following persons are eligible for active membership, and upon appointment have the full privileges and responsibilities of membership including voting rights at all meetings of the Association. In the absence of the active member, he/she may delegate a representative, with the approval of the President, to attend a meeting of the Association and to exercise voting rights as an active member. Active members are:

4.1.1 The Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Senior Officer of a municipal police service created pursuant to section #271(1) of the Municipal Act.

4.1.2 The Commanding Officer and Commissioned Officers of "D" Division R.C.M. Police.

4.1.3 The Chief of Police of a First Nations Police Service that has signed a tri- partite agreement, under the First Nations policing policy, to provide policing services in their community.

4.1.4 The Officer in Charge of Canadian National Railway Police, and Canadian Pacific Railway Police, employed in Manitoba.

4.1.5 The Area Provost Marshall of the Military Police.

4.1.6 Any other Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police or Senior officer of a recognized police agency operating within the Province of Manitoba as deemed appropriate by the President.


4.2 The following persons are eligible for associate membership, and upon appointment have the full privileges and responsibilities of membership except for voting rights at meetings of the Association:

4.2.1 Persons who can demonstrate that their membership would contribute to the objectives and goals of the Association and who meet one of the following criteria:
(a) Shall be a real person (i.e. not a body corporate)
(b) Persons who are involved in either private policing or the administration of public justice, at an executive level; or
(c) Persons who are academic researchers with extensive experience in policing issues; or
(d) Persons who are leading specialists who will provide a pro-bono service to the Association.
4.2.2 The number of associate members shall be less than the number of active members.

4.2.3 All persons seeking to become an associate member must submit an application to the President stating how they comply with the criteria set out above and the President shall prepare a written recommendation for consideration and approval of the active members at the meeting subsequent to the receipt of the application.


4.3 Subject to annual review by the members, the following persons are eligible for honorary membership and will enjoy the opportunity to attend meetings of the Association upon the invitation of the President without the opportunity to exercise voting rights:

4.3.1 The Minister of Justice for the Province of Manitoba.

4.3.2 The Deputy Minister of Justice for the Province of Manitoba.

4.3.3 The Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice, Criminal Justice Division, for the Province of Manitoba.

4.3.4 All retired active members of the Association.

4.3.5 Any person who, in the opinion of the members, would further the objectives and goals of the Association.






V. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP


5.0 Any person eligible to become an Active Member or an Associate Member of the Association may make application to the Secretary-Treasurer. (amended May 2010)

5.0.1 The Secretary-Treasurer will present every new application for active or associate membership to the Credentials Committee who will review each application to ensure it meets criteria for membership. (amended May 2010)

5.0.2 The Credentials Committee will submit its report to the President recommending or not recommending the new application(s) for approval of the Membership at the next meeting of the Association. (amended May 2010)


5.1 Any Active Member may, at a meeting, propose that any person be considered or approved for membership whose qualifications satisfy Article 4.2 or 4.3.


5.2 Voting shall be restricted to Active Members with only (1) one vote per agency




VI. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP


6.0 Membership in the Association will be terminated whenever a member:

6.0.1 Fails to pay the prescribed annual membership fees to the Secretary-Treasurer by April 30th of the membership year;

6.0.2 Ceases to be eligible for membership pursuant to article 4; or

6.0.3 Resigns or withdraws his membership in writing directed to the President.


6.1 Membership in the Association may be terminated for discreditable conduct pursuant to Article 8.0.2.




VII. ANNUAL FEES


7.0 Annual membership fees shall be payable by active and associate members.


7.1 The annual membership fee for active and associate members will be set on a yearly basis by the officers of the Association for the subsequent fiscal year.

7.1.1 Membership fees are due and payable upon receipt of an invoice forwarded to each member by the Secretary-Treasurer on or before February 1st of each year.

7.1.2 The Secretary-Treasurer will issue a receipt for membership fees paid, in the name of the Association .

7.1.3 When membership fees have not been received from a member by March 31st the Secretary-Treasurer will forward one notice of arrears advising that the membership fees must be paid by April 30th.


7.2 The members of the Association at a meeting may, by majority vote, levy any special or extraordinary general fee to be paid by the members.


7.3 Any new members approved during the course of the year will be assessed a membership fee to be determined by the Secretary-Treasurer based upon the number of months remaining in the fiscal year after approval is granted by the officers.

7.3.1 The new membership will not be effective until the fee assessed pursuant to article 7.3 is paid in full.




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