4.0 Membership in the Association is divided into three classes:
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. Persons eligible to be 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 the Manitoba Police Services 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.
4.1.7 Any civilian member of a police service identified within subsection 4.1.1 through to 4.1.6 who holds the rank equivalency of Inspector or above.
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:
18.104.22.168 Shall be a real person (i.e. not a body corporate)
22.214.171.124 Persons who are involved in either private policing or the administration of public justice, at a senior executive level; or
126.96.36.199 Persons who are academics or academic researchers with extensive experience in policing issues; or
188.8.131.52 Other persons as determined by the Board who can provide a required expertise to the Association.
4.2.2 The number of associate members shall be less than the number of active members.
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 Any person who, in the opinion of the Board, would further the goals of the Association.
4.4 The following persons are eligible for life membership, and upon appointment have the full privileges of membership except for voting rights at meetings of the Association:
4.4.1 An active or associate member in good standing for a period of three years at the time of their retirement from service for reason of voluntary separation, age, health or superannuation.