FNCPA Membership for the Association is divided in five(5) classes:
5.4 Associate; and
The following are eligible for active membership:
6. Active Members
6.1 The Chief Constable or person in charge of a police organization recognized by a First Nations or a collective of First Nations of Canada.
6.2 The Deputy Chief or equivalent of a police organization recognized by a First Nations of Canada.
Only one active member is given voting privileges per police service.
7. Honorary Members
7.1 Any First Nations law enforcement official not eligible for Active or Life Membership and who has rendered distinguished service in law enforcement or any person of distinction in Canada or elsewhere, may be elected to Honorary membership by a majority vote at an annual conference.
7.2 Elders as Honorary Members
On motion of the board of directors First Nations Elders may be appointed as Honourary members to provide their wisdom to the Association and to assist The board in its deliberations.
7.3 The membership of Honorary members may be reviewed annually by the Credentials Committee. Upon the recommendation of a majority of members of the Credentials Committee and the approval of the board, individual membership may be continued.
7.4 Honorary members are not entitled to vote or to hold office.
8. Sustaining Members
8.1 The board, may on motion appoint as a Sustaining member, any person who has made a financial contribution to the funds of the Association to assist in the furtherance of its aims and objectives and who has thereby demonstrated a continuing interest in promoting and developing the welfare of the Association.
8.2 Sustaining members are not entitled to vote or to hold office.
9. Associate Members
The following may be eligible for Associate membership: Justice administrator/co-ordinator, a chairman of a police commission, it’s designate or equivalent and any other individual at the discretion of the Association.
Associate members have all the privileges of Active membership except those of voting and holding office.
10. Life Members
10.1 Retired Active or Associated Members
An Active or Associate member in good standing in the Association for a period of five years at the time of his retirement from service for reason of voluntary separation, age, health, or superannuation, may be elected as a Life member by a majority vote at an annual conference.
10.2 Past President
A member in good standing vacating the office of President of the Association becomes a Life Member.
10.3 Other Active Members
Any Active member who has served the Association with honour and distinction may be made a Life member upon recommendation of the Credentials Committee and election by a majority of the votes cast at an annual conference.