Any person who is interested in policing and has completed a 4-year college degree program and agrees to PERF's principles is eligible to join PERF. What membership category they fall into is determined by the below criteria.
The PERF Daily Clips are exclusively a benefit for PERF members. If you would like to receive the PERF Daily Clips, please consider submitting an application to join PERF.
The principles that guide PERF are that:
1. Research, experimentation, and exchange of ideas through public discussion and debate are paths for development of a professional body of knowledge about policing;
2. Substantial and purposeful academic study is a prerequisite for acquiring, understanding and adding to the body of knowledge of professional police management;
3. Maintenance of the highest standards of ethics and integrity is imperative to the improvement of policing;
4. The police must, within the limits of the law, be responsible and accountable to citizens as the ultimate source of police authority; and
5. The principles embodied in the Constitution are the foundation of policing.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ($300/calendar year)
To qualify for general membership a person must:
General members will receive the PERF Daily Clips once their application has been approved.
SUBSCRIBING MEMBERSHIP ($160/calendar year)
If you do not qualify for general membership, you may qualify as a subscribing member, provided you have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Subscribing members include:
Subscribing members will receive the PERF Daily Clips once their application has been approved.