Membership in the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association is open to all active and retired police chiefs in the approximately 72 municipal police departments in Central Massachusetts, as well as college police chiefs and county sheriffs.
There are three primary levels of membership: Active, Associate, and Gold Badge.
Whoever shall hold the title of Chief of Police or Acting Chief of Police in a municipal Police Department in Massachusetts shall be eligible for active membership with voting privileges. Whoever shall hold the title of Chief of Police of a college or university, or of a state or federal governmental agency or institution with full police powers shall be eligible for active membership with voting privileges. Further, any person applying for active membership who does not hold one of the above stated-stated titles shall have his or her application referred to the Membership Committee for investigation and recommendation and thereafter the recommendation shall be referred to the Members for approval or rejection by majority vote. Each police department or law enforcement agency shall be entitled to one active membership only.
Any person actively interested or working in or teaching in law enforcement or security in the private sector or in higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be-eligible for Associate Membership. Any such member may take part in the discussions that come up at any meeting upon permission of the presiding officer, but cannot hold office or be entitled to vote.
Gold Badge: $130/year
Any person interested in effective law enforcement who is not an active member of a Police Department and who is endorsed by an active or life member of the Association and thereafter ratified by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the current membership of the Gold Badge may be considered for membership.
The following persons shall hold honorary membership in the Association during their term of office: Worcester County District Attorney, Worcester County Sheriff, Colonel of Massachusetts State Police, Commander Troop C, Worcester County State Police Detective Unit Commander, and the Director of the Municipal Police Training Committee and Director of the local MPTC Regional Academy.
In addition, any person of prominence or of marked distinction who has shown an unquestionable interest in the welfare of law enforcement in Massachusetts may be eligible for Honorary Membership. Any such member may take part in the discussions at any meeting upon permission of the presiding officer but cannot hold office or vote and shall be exempt from the payment of dues.