Cost for Membership is $20.00 annually. Please be aware your membership fee is NON-REFUNDABLE unless your membership application (form below) is denied. NEW GRADUATES OF THE BASIC HSPO CLASS (beginning with the Fall 2020 class) receive their first year FREE upon being sworn in as an HSPO.
To be approved for access to the PAACC restricted MEMBERS ONLY page, you must meet one of the following:
- Currently working as a Humane Society Police Officer, Animal Control Officer, State Dog Warden, or serve in a position that directly supports animal incident investigations or code enforcement of animal incidents (this will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
- Employed by the PA Department of Agriculture and have authority to issue citations for animal related violations.
- Humane Society Police Officers who are currently UP TO DATE with their credentials but between organizations/seeking employment, or in a similar circumstance are still eligible to join if a satisfactory explanation of employment status is provided.
- Pennsylvania State Police and State/Municipal Police.
HSPO's who have had their credentials SUSPENDED OR REVOKED by a Common Pleas judge are NOT eligible to membership. To apply for membership, please download and complete the form below and email to email@example.com or mail to the PAACC at P.O. Box 284 Middletown, PA 17057. Please include a check for $20.00. Should your application be denied for any reason, your check will be promptly returned to you. You may also pay via PayPal; however, there is a $3.00 additional charge for processing fees. A refund will be issued if your membership request is denied, or you may submit your application and wait for approval before paying via PayPal. You will not be granted access or receive benefits until the membership fee is paid. Visit the Register/Join page paying via PayPal. Once approved/paid, you will be able to access the MEMBERS ONLY page.
MEMBER BENEFITS - Access to the Members Only page and materials provided on that page.
- 10% off any training class you wish to attend for the calendar year. EXCLUDING HSPO CONTINUING EDUCATION and the BASIC HSPO class.
- 10% off any online classes/webinars (beginning in 2021)
- $50.00 off the Basic HSPO class Part I or Part II if taking either part for professional development purposes only and not seeking certification. (May not be combined with any other discount benefit).
- One free classified ad per newsletter (newsletters will be published every other month beginning in January 2021) for the entire year of your membership. The newsletter itself is free.
- Additional benefits will be added as they become available.