Membership

Membership Information

Full Membership to this association shall be open to any active full-time paid law enforcement officer, whether 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 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, whether 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 through the United States.

Member Benefits

  1. Death Benefit: $2,000.00 Death Benefit for a member who is killed in the line of Duty.
  2. Death Benefit: $1,000.00 Death benefit for a canine who is killed in the line of Duty.
  3. Annual dues are fifty dollars ($50.00) per year.
  4. You will also receive issues of the Canine Courier through the year.