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The name of the organization shall be the Maryland Police Training Directors’ Association, hereinafter referred to as “the Association.”
Section 2.1 To exchange ideas, plans, and methods between the Association members and other persons, or organizations, interested in improving law enforcement training.
Section 2.2 To develop ideas, best practices, plans, and methodologies, in relation to the science of instructional technology.
Section 2.3 To disseminate research data and information based on practical experience.
Section 2.4 To recognize members and individuals comprising the law enforcement training community.
Section 2.5 To provide assistance to those persons and/or organizations interested in the attainment of the goals and objectives of the Association.
Section 2.6 To enhance and advance the professional competence of all law enforcement officers by stimulating, promoting, and developing interests, through the exchange of information, ideas, and shared experiences.
Section 2.7 To increase efficiency of member agencies by developing a pool of shared resources.
Section 2.8 To make recommendations to the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions (MPCTC) and consult with the MPCTC regarding Law Enforcement training, on behalf of the Association.
Section 2.9 To advocate on training matters for agencies not specifically represented by the Association.
Section 3.1 Membership shall be restricted to active Training Directors, or his/her staff designee, from police academies, certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.
Section 3.2 The Deputy Director of the MPCTC, or his/her designee, shall have standing as an ex officio member of the Association.
Section 4.1 Officers of the Association shall consist of a President, Vice President and Secretary. Officers will serve a term of two (2) years. Their duties are outlined as follows:
Section 4.2 The President shall have the following powers and duties:
Section 4.3 The Vice President shall have the following powers and duties:
Section 4.4 The Secretary shall have the following powers and duties:
Section 5.1 The annual meeting will be held at a date agreed upon by the Association members each year and shall include:
Section 5.3 A Quorum for conducting a regular or special meeting shall require the presence of one third (1/3) of the member academies.
Section 5.4 Voting on all agenda items, except amendment of the by-laws, will be taken orally or in writing and will be decided by simple majority. Each academy will have one vote.
Section 6.1 The President shall appoint committees as he/she deems appropriate and necessary.
Section 6.2 Unless otherwise directed, all special committees shall be considered disbanded after the President accepts the final committee report.
AMENDMENT OF BY-LAWS
These by-laws can be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by the two-thirds vote of the member academies provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regularly scheduled meeting.
RULES OF ORDER
For any point of order not covered in these by-laws, Robert’s Rules of Order shall prevail.
Section 9.1 The three elected officers will be elected to a term of two (2) years
Section 9.2 Election Rotation shall occur as follows:
In order for these by-laws to become effective, they must be ratified by two thirds (2/3) of academy directors.
We are interested in your comments. Please contact Denny Murphey, 410-875-3580 or Email MPDTA.
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