Eligibility

Ordinary Membership 
 
Shall be open to any:

 

  • serving  police officer

    “police officer” for the sole purpose of determining membership eligibility means, a sworn peace officer whose primary functions are the prevention of crime, enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law and the preservation and maintenance of public peace.

 

  • any retired or former police officer who has served for a minimum period of five (5) years, and has left that employment in good standing. This shall include a “Special Constable or equivalent” who qualified for membership and who served in that capacity for a minimum of five (5) years.

 

  • any officer with the designation “Special Constable or equivalent” provided he/she is in the full time employ of a police service, department or force whose functions are the prevention of crime and the enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law and the preservation and maintenance of public peace for a minimum of five (5) years. The responsibilities of said special constable must be consistent with those of a police officer. This appendix excludes those special constables whose main duties are clerical or administrative.

 

  • any full-time police cadet who is sworn as a "Peace Officer" as defined in Section 2 of the Criminal Code (R.S.C. 1970 Chapter C-34 or as further amended) and is employed by a police service.

    "Police Service"
      means, a branch, service, department or force whose functions are the prevention of crime and the enforcement of municipal, provincial or federal law, together with the preservation of peace and maintenance of good order. 

 

  • any serving Auxiliary Police Officer, Reserve Constable or Military Police Reservist..

 

  • any former Auxiliary Police Officer, Reserve Constable or Military Police Reservist who has served a minimum of five years and has left the police service in good standing.

 

  • members of a Provincial Sheriff’s Service will not be eligible for membership unless their specific duties are consistent with those of a police officer.

 

  • full time civilian employees of a police service ** who have completed five (5) years of service and who work directly with front line officers receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on the scene of crimes / forensic investigations.

 

  • retired or former full time civilian employees of a police service who work directly with front line officers receiving and/or dispatching calls for service or on the scene of crimes / forensic investigations and left that employment in good standing with a minimum of 5 years of service.