Article III- Membership (taken from the OPJOA Constitution and By-Laws). There shall be four (4) types of memberships in this Association. They shall be designated and qualified as follows:
1. ACTIVE MEMBERS
Active membership in this Association shall be limited to persons who are bonafide law enforcement officers interested in the objectives and purposes of this Association.
2. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Associate memberships shall be open to persons who are interested in the field of handling youth and who subscribe to the objectives and purposes of this Association. Associate Members shall have all rights and privileges of Active Members, with the exception of modified rights to hold Office in the Association as described in Article III, Sections 1 and 4 of the By-Laws.
3. HONORARY MEMBERS
Honorary memberships shall be those granted only to persons who, in the opinion of said Board of Directors, shall have made outstanding contributions to the furtherance of juvenile justice among the
youth of Ohio. Honorary Members shall have all rights and privileges of Active Members, with the exception of modified rights to hold Office or vote in the Association as described in Article III, Sections 1 and 4 of the By-Laws.
4. LIFE MEMBERS
Life memberships shall be granted each Active Member at the expiration of his term of office as President of this Association, and to such other Active Member who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has rendered outstanding service toward the furtherance of the objectives and purposes of this Association. Life Members shall have all the rights and privileges of the Active Members.
5. Any questions concerning the classification of a member shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for a decision which shall be final. The Board of Directors shall reserve the right to terminate or refuse the membership of any individual for good cause.
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