Membership in the UCOPA is open to any and all qualified individuals.
We encourage all interested individuals to apply and become active members in the association.
A. ACTIVE MEMBER: Any appointed chief or assistant chief of a governmental law enforcement agency in Utah, not to include executive officers who are heads of sub-units of a larger law enforcement agency. Exceptions to foregoing include the Director of Law Enforcement Service Division of the Utah Department of Public Safety; the Superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol; the Chief of the Brigham Young University Campus Police Department; and other future exceptions as determined by a majority vote of the active members present at an annual meeting. Active members are voting members of the Association and are entitled to one vote per member.
B. ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Any administrative and/or supervisory officer of a Utah law enforcement agency whose chief executive officer is an active member of the Association, and who is sponsored by their chief officer. Associate members may be voting members only when the chief or appointed officer of a governmental law enforcement agency is absent and appoints them as proxy. Associate members may not hold elected office, but may be appointed by the Governing Board to serve on committees or to fulfill special assignments.
C. SUSTAINING MEMBER: Any person who has an interest in participating in activities of the Association and who supports the objectives of the Association. Sustaining members are not voting members and may not hold elected office but may be appointed by the Governing Board to serve on committees or to fulfill special assignments.
D. LIFE MEMBER: Any person formerly an active member no longer serving as a Police Chief who wishes to maintain the professional and social contacts of membership, upon nomination of an active member may be voted a life membership by a majority of the Governing Board. Life Members are not voting members and may not hold elected office, but may be appointed by the Governing Board to serve on committees or to fulfill special assignments. A life membership may be revoked by majority vote of the Governing Board. Prior to revoking a life membership, the person shall have an opportunity to appear before the Governing Board upon written request to the President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association.