4.0 Membership in the Association is divided into three classes:
4.1 The following persons are eligible for active membership, and upon appointment have the full privileges and responsibilities of membership including voting rights at all meetings of the Association. In the absence of the active member, he/she may delegate a representative, with the approval of the President, to attend a meeting of the Association and to exercise voting rights as an active member. Active members are:
4.1.1 The Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Senior Officer of a municipal police service created pursuant to section #271(1) of the Municipal Act.
4.1.2 The Commanding Officer and Commissioned Officers of "D" Division R.C.M. Police.
4.1.3 The Chief of Police of a First Nations Police Service that has signed a tri- partite agreement, under the First Nations policing policy, to provide policing services in their community.
4.1.4 The Officer in Charge of Canadian National Railway Police, and Canadian Pacific Railway Police, employed in Manitoba.
4.1.5 The Area Provost Marshall of the Military Police.
4.1.6 Any other Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police or Senior officer of a recognized police agency operating within the Province of Manitoba as deemed appropriate by the President.
4.2 The following persons are eligible for associate membership, and upon appointment have the full privileges and responsibilities of membership except for voting rights at meetings of the Association:
4.2.1 Persons who can demonstrate that their membership would contribute to the objectives and goals of the Association and who meet one of the following criteria:
(a) Shall be a real person (i.e. not a body corporate)
(b) Persons who are involved in either private policing or the administration of public justice, at an executive level; or
(c) Persons who are academic researchers with extensive experience in policing issues; or
(d) Persons who are leading specialists who will provide a pro-bono service to the Association.
4.2.2 The number of associate members shall be less than the number of active members.
4.2.3 All persons seeking to become an associate member must submit an application to the President stating how they comply with the criteria set out above and the President shall prepare a written recommendation for consideration and approval of the active members at the meeting subsequent to the receipt of the application.
4.3 Subject to annual review by the members, the following persons are eligible for honorary membership and will enjoy the opportunity to attend meetings of the Association upon the invitation of the President without the opportunity to exercise voting rights:
4.3.1 The Minister of Justice for the Province of Manitoba.
4.3.2 The Deputy Minister of Justice for the Province of Manitoba.
4.3.3 The Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice, Criminal Justice Division, for the Province of Manitoba.
4.3.4 All retired active members of the Association.
4.3.5 Any person who, in the opinion of the members, would further the objectives and goals of the Association.