Article II - Purpose
The purposes of the North Carolina Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrator (Association) are:
- To promote professional ideals
and standards for public safety, security and law enforcement at
institutions of higher education in North Carolina so
as to better serve their educational objectives
- To promote the professional
development of the members of this Association, and the law
enforcement, public safety and security officers serving under them.
- To collectively represent
college / university law enforcement, security and public safety to
citizens of North Carolina in order to obtain their understanding
and support of our organizations and mission.
Article III –
- Classes of membership
– The membership of the Association be classified as
“Institutional”, “Associate”, “Sustaining” and
- Institutional –
All institutions of higher education in the State of North
Carolina that maintain a law enforcement, security or public
safety function are eligible for Institutional Membership upon
application to the Association.
Institutional membership includes the director of the law
enforcement, security or public safety function and one other
member of the institution.
- Associate -
All law enforcement, security or public safety personnel employed
by an institution of higher education within the State of North
Carolina not eligible for Institutional membership may be
considered for Associate membership upon application to the
Association. The Director/Chief of the law enforcement, security
or public safety function from the applicant’s institution must
sponsor the application for Associate membership.
- Sustaining -
One who, by reason of a vocation, profession or business
interests, shares in the concerns and objectives of the
Association and desires to demonstrate such support by membership
may be considered for Sustaining membership upon application to
Individuals who the Board of Directors elects to invite to be an
Honorary member based on that individual’s assistance to the
Association in reaching its goals.
campus police/security life time membership-
Shall consist of those persons who have retired from campus
police/security and were Active Members of the Association for a
minimum of five years immediately preceding retirement and who
have made a significant contribution to the Association.
Significant contribution shall include but is not limited to
serving as Association President, as a member of the Executive
Committee or any other Association member, who, in the opinion of
the Executive Committee, has contributed significantly to the
benefit and growth of the Association. Life Members shall have all
the rights and privileges of Active Members except that of voting
and holding office. Life Members shall be exempt from
payment of dues. Consideration of persons for life
membership shall be submitted by an Active Member to the Executive
Committee for review and, if approved for nomination. The
Association, by a majority vote of Active Members present at an
Annual Meeting, may elect such persons as are nominated by the
Executive Committee for Life Membership.
Institutional members in good standing may represent their
institutions as a voting member at regular business meetings provided
that only one vote will be cast from any given institution. When
more than one active member from any institution is present, the voting
member will be selected by the institution’s delegation and identified
to the official conducting the vote.
An individual may act as proxy for an Institution member director
of the law enforcement, security or public safety function based on
written permission from the director.
- Removal from Membership
Any member of the Association who, upon finding by the Board
of Directors at one of its regularly scheduled meetings, to have
conducted himself personally or to have permitted his law enforcement
organization to act in such a manner as to be contrary to the purposes
of this Association, can by a majority vote of the Board of Directors,
be dropped from membership in the Association.
- Rights and Privileges
- Institutional Members are entitled to attend
meetings, to hold office in the Association, to receive copies of
minutes and other publications of the Association.
- All other members are entitled to attend
meetings and receive copies of minutes and other publications of
the Association, but are not entitled to vote or hold office.
- Election to membership
Any applicant meeting the requirements of Institutional
membership is automatically accepted upon application to the
Association. A majority vote
of the Board of Directors shall be required for approval of any
application for Associate or Sustaining Membership.
The annual dues of members of this Association are as follows:
Annual dues are payable by January 15 or at the time of
application for membership, and apply for the calendar year.
Annual dues and applications for membership received after July
shall be reduced by one half and membership shall expire December 31. No
member who has failed to pay dues to the Treasurer shall be eligible to
vote at the Association meetings. The Treasurer shall prepare a
list of paid members for the President to determine eligibility to vote.
Dues received for membership from July 2007 until December
2007 (based on the previous rates) will be applied for the 2008 calendar
Article IV –
The officers of the Association shall be a President, a
Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The term of office
for each shall be two years. The election of officers shall be
accomplished at the first meeting of the Association in a calendar year.
Officers elected at the meeting will assume office immediately following
Officers may serve no more than two terms in succession.
- Electoral Process
The nomination committee will send ballots to the membership
prior to the first meeting of the association in a calendar year.
Nominations will be closed at that meeting and a vote will be taken.
Votes will be tallied, officers-elected, announced and seated.
- Powers and Duties
- The President shall be
the executive officer of the Association and shall preside at all
meetings of the Association. The President shall have
authority to appoint all committees and to appoint replacements
for elected officers who vacate their terms prior to expiration,
such replacements to complete the unexpired term only.
In the absence of the Treasurer, the President shall have
the authority to effect financial transactions for the
- The Vice-President
shall act for the President in his/her absence and shall become
the President in the event of the President vacating his/her
elected term for any reason. A Vice-President, who becomes
President for the purpose of filling an unexpired term, shall be
eligible for election as President.
- The Secretary shall
give notice of all meetings of the Association, keep a record of
the minutes of such meetings, be responsible for the records of
the Association, handle the correspondence of the Association and
provide membership with copies of minutes and other publications
of the Association.
- The Treasurer shall
collect all funds owed to the Association, dispense all funds for
expenditures duly authorized and maintain accurate accounts of
- The Board of Directors
- Composition –
The Board of Directors of the Association shall consist of the
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer of the
Association, the immediate Past President, and two representatives
appointed by the President to ensure representation from a
four-year public institution, a private institution, and a
community college. An
institution shall have no more than one vote on the Board of
- Powers and Duties
- Shall rule on
questions of policy that arise between the meetings of the
- Shall inspect and
approve all proper expenditures from the treasury made by the
President during the interim between the meetings of the
association and shall hold the President accountable for such
expenditures being made in the most prudent interests of the
- Approve the dates of
the meetings of the Association.
- Shall have authority
to appoint small “Action Committees” from its membership for
the purpose of expanding its work. Such action committees
may be voted authority by a majority of the Board of Directors
to act for the Board as a whole, and shall report to the Board
Article V –
By-Laws and Temporary Legislation
Association may, at any regular meeting, adopt and change any by-laws
not inconsistent with the provisions of this constitution.
legislation may be enacted at any regular meeting by a majority vote of
the members present, provide such legislation is not inconsistent with
the provision of this constitution.
Article VI –
shall be a minimum of two association meetings per year. One
meeting shall be held between January and June and the other association
meeting held between July and December. The specific locations and
dates shall be determined by the Meeting Site Committee with a majority
vote of the Association, a quorum being present.
quorum shall consist of a minimum of ten institutions with active
members being present at a regular association meeting.
The parliamentary rules as stated in Robert’s Rules of
Order Revised shall govern procedures at the meetings of the
The Secretary will serve as parliamentarian at each
meeting for the purpose of application and interpretation of such rule
The order of business shall be:
Discussion and approval of the minutes of the
Reports of Board and Standing Committees
Reports of Special (Select) Committees
Article VII –
Amendments to the Constitution
and all articles, sections or paragraphs of this constitution may be
amended by vote of a three-fourths majority of the voting members
registered at a regular meeting, a quorum being present.
upon amendments shall be limited to proposals that have been studied,
discussed and subsequently presented by the Association to the Board of
on amendments initiated by motion from the floor shall not be permitted.
Proposed amendments must first be submitted to the Board of Directors.
changes to the Constitution shall be sent to the voting membership prior
to the meeting during which they will be voted upon.