ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS: Shall consist only of those persons who are Chiefs of Police, City Marshall, Chief of the Mississippi Hightway Safety Patrol, and head of any regular organized police force in any municipality in the state of Mississippi. Retired members of the Mississippi Association of Chiefs or Police after having been past president of the association, or a retired Chief still active in law enforcement.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Shall be any person recommended by and active member for such membership, approved by the executive committee.




In 1996 the Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police created annual scholarships to be given to high school seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree that are sons, daughters, legal ward or an adopted child of active members of the MACP. In 2009 the Executive Board voted to make the three regional Vice Presidents the standing scholarship committee. Three scholarship awards of $500.00 each will be available each year and will be awarded based on the regions of the state from which the applicants reside. One (1) award will be made for the Northern, Central and Southern regions. Multiple awards from the same region will not be awarded nor will scholarships be awarded to any individual who is not a senior in high school going into their first year of college. Awards will not be made to past recipients.

Citizenship, leadership, and scholarship are the factors used determining these awards.

The minimum acceptable credentials include: high school class ranking and evidence of strong school and community leadership.

Download the MACP Scholarship Application (PDF)

Model alarm policy/sample ordinance information to aid in the implementation of a false alarm policy.

Model alarm policy Documents



International Association of Chiefs of Police

Mississippi Department of Public Safety


Board on Law Enforcement Standards and Training

BLEOST Policy and Certification Manual

Standards and Training Forms


Board Approved Firearms Certification Programs

Board on Emergency Telecommunications Standards

Board on Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission

Board on Jail Officers Standards and Training

Death Benefits Trust

Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association

Mississippi Women’s Law Enforcement Association

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association

University of Mississippi Law Research Institute (for ordering law enforcement officer handbooks and Model Affidavit Books)