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Requirements:
Any person, who is a bona-fide active and paid member of any regular Law Enforcement Agency, shall be eligible to apply for active membership in this association, subject to the restrictions and limitations hereinafter provided. Not to be considered for active membership are Sheriffs, Prosecutors or other elected or appointed officials.

A member who has risked his/her life to save a human life or whose life has been in imminent risk of danger from an armed adversary.

Upon retirement, a member in good standing shall be eligible to remain as an Active Member of this Organization.

Any member in good standing who terminated or voluntarily leaves Law Enforcement (prior to retirement) or is convicted of a crime, shall no longer be eligible to maintain his/her Active Membership status.

Final determination of eligibility shall be at the discretion of the Executive Board of the Honor Legion.

New Membership Information:
Due to a recent By-Laws change (9/25/2002), honorably retired Law Enforcement Officers are now eligible to join the NJHL. All membership rights, privileges, and benefits will be afforded to them EXCEPT the death assistance contribution (DAC).

Any Person who is a bona-fide active and paid member, or honorably retired from of any regular Law Enforcement Agency, who has risked his/her life to save a human life, or whose life has been in imminent risk of danger from an armed adversary, shall be eligible to apply for active membership in the Association.

Please note that there are three distinctly different New Member applications:

  1. Active Member with NJ Jurisdiction: You are an active and paid member of a NJ Law Enforcement Agency, LEOs of the Port Authority Police Department or any other BI-State Agency with statutory jurisdiction in NJ will be considered in this category, regardless of your duty station or residence.  Federal LEOs must live or work in NJ to be eligible for the DAC.
  2. Active Member without NJ Jurisdiction: You are an active and paid member of an Agency without jurisdiction in NJ, or you are a Federal LEO who does not live or work in NJ.
  3. Retired Member: You are formerly an active and paid member of a Law Enforcement Agency and are honorably retired from the same.

How to Apply:
Download the appropriate application, and mail the completed application to:

Second Vice President
P.O. Box 186
Paramus, NJ 07653

All submitted applications for membership shall be accompanied by the officer’s original report(s) and any other reports pertaining to the incident in question.  All new member applications shall be forwarded to the Second Vice President, who shall chair the New Membership Committee.

The fee for all new applications shall be $50.00 which shall accompany each application. This fee shall be refunded if the applicant does not meet this Organization’s criteria for membership.

The Membership Committee shall investigate and make a determination as to the eligibility for membership.  All eligible applicants shall then be confirmed by the Executive Board. Upon confirmation by the Executive Board, any/all applicant(s) shall be inducted at the next General Meeting.

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