2018: The Year of One Voice,
Now celebrating our 17th anniversary, this one is a special year for the Academy. To fulfill our commitment to "Serve those in Service to Others," and to remain connected to our community of maritime professionals at the "deckplate" level, we've realized the best way to accomplish our objectives within our Strategic Plan is to become a Member-Driven Organization.
By becoming a member, you can help drive the direction of the maritime law enforcement profession, identify areas of need, and vett solutions, equipment and products through a community of peers. Through this "Whole of Community" approach, small harbormaster agencies in New England can join the conversation with the Nation's largest marine unit in Florida, or sheriff's deputies patrolling the Mississippi can collaborate with natural resource officers patrolling the Great Lakes. Things like group purchasing, and access to nationally recognized subject matter experts in the areas of technology, equipment acquisition, testing, evaluation and training can be at your fingertips. Think about how your academy or in-service maritime training could be enhanced and affected if you had access to master trainers, course designers, curriculum evaluators and expert operators, all as an extension of your current staff.
What a powerful way to impact your organization, your community and the Nation by becoming part of Academy of professionals, and the voice of the Nation. As individual officers, as agencies, as organizations and as industry representatives, this is the way to come together as one voice.
What will make this work is achieving our 2017 goal of 1000 members. There are benefits, and strength in numbers. No other organization exists to bring you all together on a national (and international) level, to learn as one, to work as one, and to speak as one. Join today, and BE ONE.
There are many ways you can become a part of this community of maritime law enforcement officers and emergency responders, and contribute to the Academy's efforts to enhance the safety and security of our Nation's waterways through the professionals that patrol, protect and preserve them. Become a member today, and be a part of the Academy of Professionals.
Some of the benefits of being a part of the Nation's premier maritime law enforcement training, education, consultation, advisory and advocacy organization are:
As a voting member, you can help shape the future.
Exclusive access to the Academy's online store for proven equipment, gear, technologies and products that have been vetted by your peers.
Exclusive discounts on Academy online store products.
Direct access to academy staff and recognized subject matter experts in maritime law enforcement, security and emergency response operations for advice and consultation.
Free initial review of exercise plans, operational plans, course outlines, SOPs or other documentation.
Member discounts to workshops, training events, webinars and conferences.
Exclusive access to online forums, to connect with peers from all around the nation and world, and share best practices, operating procedures, techniques and information about the latest tools and technologies.
Advocacy consultation available to member officers, as well as promotional interview coaching and guidance.
Ability to participate in STAR Program Reviews and Evaluations of products, technologies and platforms.
INDIVIDUAL OFFICER MEMBERSHIP
This membership is for sworn officers, military or public safety officials. Confirmation of employment is required before access to Academy resources is granted. Retired officers can also apply, and will be granted access once employment history is confirmed. Individual Officers are Voting Members of the Academy, and can take positions on committees, work groups, and product evaluation teams.
Individual Membership Fee: $39.95 for one year, $95.95 for 3 years, $300 for Lifetime
For law enforcement, military, federal and public safety organizations with five or more officers that want to join as an organization, the agency and all of its personnel will enjoy all the benefits of an individual officer. In addition, the agency will get exclusive access to an initial FLEATS Program consultation and/or an ACTS Process consultation. Note that each member of your department, division or agency will receive individual membership credentials and confirmation, and are Voting Members of the Academy, eligible for positions on committees, work groups, and product evaluation teams.
Membership Fee for Agencies with 5-25 officers:
$35.95/Officer for one year, $105.95/Officer for 3 years
Membership Fee for Agencies with 26-50 officers:
$33.95/Officer for one year, $99.95/Officer for 3 years
Membership Fee for Agencies with 51-100 officers:
$31.95/Officer for one year, $89.95/Officer for 3 years
Membership Fee for Agencies with 100+ officers:
$29.95/Officer for one year, $79.95/Officer for 3 years
We realize that there a many local, state or regional maritime officer organizations that exist throughout the country. For the first time, we are providing an opportunity to unify those organizations as one voice all across the Country (and the world), to give those groups access to national resources, and to expand the offerings to their members through the Academy. It is the essence of becoming true force multipliers. Chapters will work with Academy staff to facilitate workshops, conferences and training events, and bring best practices from all across the country to their membership. Chapter members will receive all the benefits of an individual officer and will receive individual membership credentials and confirmation, and are considered Voting Members of the Academy, eligible for positions on committees, work groups, and product evaluation teams.
Chapter Membership Fee: $20/member for one year, $49/member for 3 years.
For those non-sworn partners from the vendor, manufacturing and private sector who want to be a part of the Academy, they can become Associate Members. Associate members are individuals who will have access to our members through a business/industry forum, receive our newsletter and will be allowed to participate in workshops, conferences and webinars. They will also receive discounted rates for STAR Program product evaluations.
Individual Associate Membership Fee: $395 for one year, $995 for 3 years.
Companies that serve this community of maritime professionals and who want to enable all of their employees to be a part of the Academy, can become Corporate Members. As a company, Corporate members will be allowed to market their products through our online store, will have access to our members through a business/industry forum, receive our newsletter and will be allowed to participate in workshops, conferences and webinars at a discounted price. They will also receive discounted rates for STAR Program product evaluations.
Corporate Membership Fee: $695 for one year, $1995 for 3 years.
A vital part of our success is the partnerships we have with our sponsors. And as a direct conduit to a critical element of our Nation's safety and security, the Academy is the bridge to the officers and organizations at the deckplate level of operations... and decisions.
Gold Shield: $10,000
Silver Shield: $7500
Gold Star: $5000
Silver Star: $2500
Exclusive Sponsor: $2500
Exclusive Sponsor: $500