The Florida Narcotic Officers' Association (FNOA) has four types of membership, Active, Associate, Honorary and Life Member. To become a member, complete the form below. Memberships are renewed on an annual basis.
Active Membership shall consist of Duly Sworn and/or Commissioned and Certified Municipal, County, State or Federal Law Enforcement Officer or Retired Law Enforcement Officer in Good Standing within the State of Florida. This shall include the following: Probation/Parole, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Intelligence Personnel, State and Federal Prosecuting Attorneys, Judges, Crime Analysts/Intelligence Analyst, Evidence Technicians for a Law Enforcement Agency, and/or any other persons deemed appropriate for membership by the Board of Directors.
Any individual who does not meet any of the active membership categories, not a convicted felon, has good moral character and exhibits an interest in narcotic control, whose talents and interests can be of benefit to the Association, can apply for an Associate Membership. This includes any state of state municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement officers who are certified in their respective state. Associate Members will NOT have access to “law enforcement sensitive” information or be able to attend “criminal justice only” trainings or meetings. Associate Members are non-voting members and are required to adhere to the same rules of Regular Members as set forth in the by-laws. Associate membership may be subject to approval of a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Life Memberships are currently only awarded to all Past Presidents of the Florida Narcotic Officers' Association, as well as surviving family (spouse or next of kin) of members in good standing who are killed in the line of duty. Life Members are voting members. Life Members are required to adhere to all of the regulations set forth in the by-laws. Lifetime Membership can be revoked by a majority vote of the Board of Directors for a violation of the Code of Ethics or by-laws.
The President with the consent of the Executive Board, may confer honorary membership to any guest or deserving person who has assisted in the betterment of the Association. Honorary Members are non-voting and required to adhere to all of the rules set forth in the by-laws.
Only Active and Life Members (which were Active Members) may vote on business matters and in election of officers. No member other than Active and Life Members (who were Active Members) shall be eligible to hold any office in the Association or be a member of any committee and only these members can attend any information sharing and/or Board Meeting of the Association. Any membership may be revoked, for cause, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, at any regular or special meeting. Terminations for cause may include but is not limited to: The member being removed from their employment due to criminal activity, The member’s failure to maintain good moral character, unbecoming conduct or any act or omission, which is counter-productive or sheds a negative image of the Association or the individual,the Board of Directors receiving a written resignation from a member.