IACLEA Membership Categories
Membership in IACLEA is open to colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States, Canada and other countries, as well as individual campus law enforcement directors and staff, criminal justice faculty members, municipal chiefs of police. Membership is institution-based; that is, the institution joins first. Once the institution is a member, employees of the institution may join as individual members under two member categories, Professional and Associate, at reduced dues rates. Companies offering campus law enforcement products and services, and individuals who support professionalism in campus law enforcement administration may also join as Supporting members.
Institutional Membership Dues amounts vary depending on the size or location of the institution. An institution of higher education which offers a program leading to a degree or diploma, requiring not less than two years of academic credit or a secondary school with a proprietary law enforcement/security agency shall be eligible for Institutional Membership, on condition that such educational institution provide its own functional, administrative organization to care for its needs involving security/public safety/law enforcement. Branches of parent institutions would be considered Institutional Members. An individual who coordinates law enforcement programs for a university system, or several higher educational institutions or secondary schools shall be considered to represent that institutional system and be designated the "Institutional Representative." Each educational institution shall designate the Institutional Representative. The Institutional Representative must be a full-time employee of the educational institution and not compensated by any contract security service or private company.
An employee of a member institution holding an executive, managerial, or supervisory position which is primarily responsible for campus public safety, upon certification by the Institutional Representative of the Association, holding such a position. Professional Members may attend meetings, work on committees and are eligible to vote in the Association.
An Institutional Member must be in place at an institution before other institutional staff may join as a Professional Member.
An employee of a member institution, with interest or concerns directly related to life safety and property safety on campus, upon certification by the Institutional Representative of the Association, shall be eligible for Associate Membership. Associate Members may attend meetings and may work on committees, but shall not be eligible to vote in the Association
An Institutional Member must be in place at an institution before other institutional staff may join as an Associate Member..
An institution of higher education which offers either a degree program or a diploma program, requiring not less than two years of academic credit or a secondary school, not eligible for Institutional Membership such as teaching hospitals that do not have their own in-house security/public safety/law enforcement administrative organization, and senior members of external law enforcement agencies including municipal, state or province, county, regional, and federal agencies shall be eligible for Affiliate Membership.
Supporting Membership - A person who, by reason of vocation, profession, business or civic interest, shares in the concerns and objectives of the Association and desires to demonstrate such support shall be eligible for Supporting Membership. This would include individuals offering campus security/public safety/law enforcement related products and services including those persons working on a campus who are compensated by a contract security service or private company.
A member of the Association who retires from a member institution may continue membership in the Association by paying the required dues. Retired members may attend meetings and may work on committees but shall not be eligible to vote in the Association.