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- Full Membership to this association shall be open to any active full time paid law enforcement officer, either Federal, State, County or Municipal, who is a canine handler, trainer or administrator, pending approval of regional elected officers. This shall include members of the Military Police who may be either canine handlers, trainers, or administrators.
- Any full member may continue as such in the event he or she enters military service and later returns to canine law enforcement on a full time basis.
- An association membership may be held in the Association under the following conditions:
- A person who trains canines for an established law enforcement agency.
- A retired full time paid law enforcement officer, either Federal, State, County or Municipal, who was a canine handler, trainer or administrator pending approval of regional elected officers. This shall include members of the military police that may be retired canine handlers, trainers or administrators.
- Associate membership must have approval of Regional Elected Officers.
- Associate membership shall have voting privileges but cannot hold regional or National office.
- Provisions are provided in the By-Laws for establishment of Regions (25 members) and also for local Districts (10 members). These regions and districts are rapidly being formed throughout the United States.
- Death Benefit: $2,500 Death Benefit for a member who is Killed in the Line of Duty
- Death Benefit: $1,000 Death Benefit for a canine who is Killed in the Line of Duty
- Annual dues are fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
- You will also receive issues of the Canine Courier throughout the year.
- There shall be a Special Membership to the USPCA. These members shall be any persons so designated by a Regional Executive Board. Detector Dog Handlers whose work is done primarily for Law Enforcement, but are not employed by a Law Enforcement Agency full time or otherwise may be granted Special membership to the USPCA with sponsorship in writing from a LEA who they have worked for as well as approval from the Region Board in which they reside. This would include Search and Rescue K9 Teams. The sponsorship letter shall be included with their yearly membership application. Special members who meet these qualifications can be allowed to obtain a USPCA certification on a Regional level only from the geographical Region in which they reside. A Special member shall be liable for dues or assessments. They may attend regular meetings and may be heard at the discretion of the President. Special members cannot hold office, nor do they have voting privileges.