Applications for Full Membership must include one of the following:
1) Applicant is sponsored by a current full member of the VLEOA. Upon receipt of the application, a member of the VLEOA Board will contact the sponsor and confirm membership criteria has been satisfied.
2) Applicant shall submit a copy of his/her police credentials for validation by VLEOA Board. Credentials may include, but are not limited to: law enforcement ID; “Retired” law enforcement ID; reserve or auxiliary law enforcement ID; separation letter (in good standing) from department, etc.
3) Applicant shall provide sufficient evidence that they satisfy membership criteria. This can be accomplished by submitting an email from an official police department email account, including current name, rank, ID/badge number, name and contact info of direct supervising sworn full-time officer. This information will be subject to verification by a VLEOA Board member.
If none of the above 3 options are possible, the VLEOA will endeavor to work with an applicant to satisfy membership vetting criteria on a case-by-case basis.
The decision of the VLEOA Board in regards to membership is final, and no appeal process will be entertained.
If your feel you do qualify for membership, please send copies of supporting documents by email or by USPS to VLEOA Membership Committee, 3109 Coats Road, Zephyrhills, Florida 33541.