Membership

 
 

Active membership shall be open to the following:

(a)        All full-time sworn chiefs, superintendents, or commissioners of municipal police in the County who have police powers.

(b)       All full-time sworn municipal police officers in the County, who have police powers and hold the rank of sergeant or above, or who have police powers and hold command-level responsibilities equivalent to that held by full-time sworn municipal police officers that hold the rank of sergeant or above.

(c)        The Chief of the Berks County Detectives and his immediate subordinate who holds the permanent rank of sergeant or above and who is empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal statutes.

(d)       The Commanding Officer of Troop “L” of the Pennsylvania State Police, the Commanding Officer of any Berks County Station holding the rank of sergeant or above, and a division or unit commander in which Berks County is within their scope of command.

(e)        The full-time Chief of Campus Police of a state-owned, aided or related college or university in Berks County, and his immediate subordinate who holds the rank of sergeant or above, and a commission as a police officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as signed by the Governor.

(f)         The District Attorney of Berks County.

(g)        The Sheriff of Berks County and his immediate subordinate.

(h)       The Coroner of Berks County.

(i)         The Warden of the Berks County Prison and his immediate subordinate who holds the rank of sergeant or above.

(j)         The Director of Communications of Berks County.

(k)        Special agents in charge, assistant special agents in charges, and resident agents of any law enforcement entity of the United States government if, at the time of application, such persons are headquartered in the County, and

(l)         Persons with command-level responsibility in any law enforcement agency in the County.

All active members shall have a right to attend the Association’s Monthly Meeting and shall have or exercise the privilege of voting on all matters of Association business that may arise.


Associate Membership

Associate membership shall be open to those persons who, by occupation or personal inclination, share a mutuality of interest with the Association and its membership.  Associate members may attend the Association’s Monthly Meeting only at the invitation of the Executive Board.  Associate members shall not have or exercise the privilege of voting on Association business.