Regular Member – The highest full-time commanding officer of any local law enforcement agency, such as Commissioner, Administrator, Director, Chief, Sheriff, or the like, having actual responsibility of any law enforcement agency or any full-time commanding officer of any federal or state law enforcement agency, such as an area commander having jurisdiction in the Southwest Florida area. Only one member of any agency may be classified as a Regular member. The Secretary, regardless of class of member, shall be considered a Regular member.
Associate Member – A duly sworn law enforcement or constitutional officer of a legally constituted law enforcement agency within Southwest Florida, who is assigned at a command level position, and has been recommended by the individual in charge of that agency, or one who has been recommended by a Regular member. Associate Members will have voting privileges as Associate members, and they may hold any office within the organization with the exception of the office of President, which is restricted to a Regular member who is a Chief Executive with a legally constituted law enforcement agency within Southwest Florida.
Sustaining Member – To be a Sustaining member, the applicant must be a person in good standing within their community, who has shown a strong desire to further the aims of quality law enforcement. The applicant must be proposed by a Regular member of the Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association, and must receive a unanimous recommendation of approval by the Board of Directors present. With the exception of not-for-profit organizations, annual dues of Sustaining members shall be fixed at a rate 100% higher than that paid by Regular and Associate members. Sustaining members may attend and participate in meetings, but shall have no voting privileges.
For Initial Membership, applications will be voted upon at an association meeting of Regular members. Applicants will be contacted as to the results. If approved, membership dues are as follows.