Join OACP - Become a Member
You are invited to become a part of the law enforcement association representing police executives and the police profession in Ohio. Established in 1928, the Association is a fully staffed organization offering you a broad range of professional, educational and informational services. Our goals are: 1) to serve you the member; 2) to increase our public’s understanding of the role police play in maintaining our quality of community life; and 3) to foster improvements in police education, practice and research.
Membership & Benefits for Active Chiefs, Sheriffs, Law Enforcement Administrators (LEA's) and Associate Members
Active Member $195 – Active membership shall consist of a FULL TIME: 1) Chief of Police of a municipal corporation; 2) Chief of Police of a duly authorized Township Police Department; 3) Chief of Police of a state supported college or university; 4) Superintendent of the State Highway Patrol; 5) Superintendent of Police, of Railroad Police Departments; 6) Special Agent or Inspector in Charge of any law enforcement agency of this state or of the United State Government whose headquarters are in Ohio; 7) chief Ranger of a Park District, established under Revised Code; or 8) Chief of Police of a Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Sheriff Law Enforcement Administrator $175 – Sheriff Law Enforcement Administrator (LEA) membership shall consist of sworn Ohio law enforcement personnel: 1) Full time in a supervisory capacity – agency head; 2) Duly elected Sheriff. Sheriff’s are invoiced at a higher rate because they are the head of their respective law enforcement agency.
Law Enforcement Administrator $75 – Law Enforcement Administrator (LEA) membership shall consist of sworn persons employed full time in an administrative or supervisory capacity in law enforcement or recognized governmental law enforcement agency within the State of Ohio, or a part time administrative head of a law enforcement agency. In order to be considered for membership, a Law Enforcement Administrator’s Chief Law Enforcement Executive must be an OACP member and approve their application for membership. This is not a requirement if applying as a part time Chief Law Enforcement Executive of a law enforcement agency.
Associate Member $125 – Associate membership shall consist of Retired Active members ineligible for Life membership and Retired LEA members eligible to continue membership. Associate membership shall be a sustaining one and shall not have a vote in the proceedings of the Association. Applicants: 1) must not be engaged in the direct sale of intoxicating beverages and 2) must not be a member of any group, club or organization which advocates overthrow of the United States Government by force or which is subversive in any way.
Membership & Benefits for Corporate Partner
Corporate Partner Member $250 – Corporate Partner shall consist of professional and business persons. Individual must be a professional or a business person whose function is of a supervisory nature in their respective occupations. Corporate Partner shall be a sustaining one and shall not have a vote in the proceedings of the Association. Applicants: 1) shall be limited to persons over 21 years of age; 2) must be a good citizen; 3) must not be engaged in the direct sale of intoxicating beverages and 4) must not be a member of any group, club or organization which advocates overthrow of the United States Government by force or which is subversive in any way.