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Illinois Police Association  ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP...
ACTIVE MEMBERS – Active members shall be limited to law enforcement officers as defined hereinafter, coroners and duly authorized prosecutors and their assistants during their term of office. For all purposes herein, “Law Enforcement Officer” means any person who is hired and employed specifically as a law enforcement officer by a law
enforcement agency authorized by state or federal statue to enforce the law, other than those in a judicial capacity. Such officers must be employed on a full time or part-time basis, and otherwise come under the provisions of the Minimum Wage Act (820 ILCS 105/1 et seq), when said act applies. Such officers must be employed on a full time or part-time basis, and otherwise come under the provisions of the Minimum Wage Act (820 ILCS 105/1 et seq), when said act applies. Employees of agencies not covered by the Minimum Wage Act must be compensated at an hourly rate reasonably consistent and not lower than 75 percent of the established minimum wage. The term “Law Enforcement Officer” includes but is not limited to, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, sheriffs, full time railroad law enforcement officers, adult State and Federal parole officers, other public law enforcement officers employed by any municipality, county or other political subdivision of or within the territorial limits of Illinois, including law enforcement officers employed by the United States whose tour of duty or office from where he or she reports is located within Illinois and officers who have been pensioned from law enforcement employment or who are retired and eligible for pension after serving twenty years as a law enforcement officer but who have not yet attained age fifty. Persons employed by a law enforcement department because of their specialized training or profession shall not be considered a law enforcement officer unless they are originally employed as such and are compensated at the same salary as those of corresponding rank on the same department.
(Amended 2003)

SECTION 2 – PARAGRAPH A – ELIGIBILITY OF ACTIVE MEMBERS. Eligibility for Active Membership shall not be altered if a law enforcement officer is assigned to clerical, radio, telephone switchboard, dog pond or ambulance service unless the principle reason for their employment is to perform such non law enforcement service and unless such employee is compensated at a salary lower than that received by a patrolman of the same department.

(Amended September, 1975)
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SECTION 6 – APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP. An Active member who shall submit the name and the candidates written request for membership on forms provided by the Association must propose a candidate for Active membership. The Executive Director may approve the application if satisfied that the applicant has truthfully and fully answered all questions contained in the application, and is entitled to Active membership. In cases where the Executive Director is doubtful of the candidates eligibility, the application shall be referred to the Board for its decision thereon, which shall be final. Application for membership may not be accepted unless the law enforcement qualifications of the applicants employer are clearly defined by state or federal status. The Board may deny the applicant for membership where its acceptance may result in risks or losses being unnecessarily increase or which it is believed would prove detrimental to the operations of the Association.

(Amended September, 2000)

SECTION 9 – DISCIPLINE, SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION. A member may be disciplined, suspended or expelled for a misrepresentation of facts in his or her application for membership, for unprofessional conduct or other just cause, but such punishment shall not be inflicted except upon written charges being filed against him or her and until he or she has had an opportunity to be heard in his or her own defense before the Board. The member shall be entitled to counsel at said hearing.

(Amended September, 2006)

SECTION 10 – PROHIBITIONS. No person who has been convicted of a felony against the laws of any state or the federal government shall be eligible for membership and any member who is convicted of a felony against the laws of any state or federal government shall be automatically dropped from the membership from the date his or her conviction becomes final.

(Amended September, 2006)

SECTION 11 – NON-DISCRIMINATION. Sex, color, race or creed shall not be a bar to membership in the Association

(Amended September, 2006)

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