What is an IALEIA Chapter?
How do I verify if there is a chapter in my area?
Visit the IALEIA website and refer to the map and/or the table of chapters.
How do I start a chapter?
Find at least ten IALEIA members from at least two different law enforcement agencies in your geographical area who are committed to working together to make a chapter a success.
What should be a future chapter’s area?
It is preferred that chapters cover a state (USA/CAN) or a country… However the decision about the Chapter creation depends on many issues that are reviewed by the International Board.
How to find members in my area?
If you decide to be involved in chapter creation, both the International Director and Membership Director can provide you with list of current members from your area and advice on the chapter size and location.
There are enough members to create a new chapter– what now?
Contact the International or Membership Director – they will provide you with all necessary documents – including bylaws and useful hints/tricks information. After this, call an initial meeting (which can also use electronic media – like Skype or teleconferencing) and elect Chapter Officers. All regular members of IALEIA are eligible to vote and run for office.
What are the chapter officers?
Chapters elect a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
What should chapters report to IALEIA’s international board?
Chapter creation should be confirmed with a report about the meeting. Moreover, the Chapter president is obliged to report the activities and financial status to the Board once a year. The report covers the calendar year and the form is provided by the International Director at the beginning of every year.
What is the chapter activity?
Chapter bylaws frame the chapter activity. The way it is achieved depends on the creativity, devotion and flexibility of the chapter members. The Chapter is entitled to obtain and hold their own funds which can be spent for necessary events – like trainings, seminars, and meetings.
Where to ask further questions?