Become a PAPA Member Today!

All probationary police officers, PPO’s, first-year officers, first-year rookies, and even officers in the academy will have their first year’s PAPA membership waived. You will be a free PAPA member the day you enter the academy! Your first rookie or probationary year will be free! PAPAthinks you spent enough money purchasing all the equipment you need for starting your law enforcement career, so we will not add to it. This applies to law enforcement worldwide, if you’re just starting out, or you’re a seasoned veteran, PAPA  wants you!! 

Polish American Police Association (PAPA) members are part of the law enforcement community working to address various civic and social service needs. Civilians from all communities and professions with strong ties to their heritage and/or law enforcement are welcomed as Associate Members.

Through community service and other means, PAPA members help foster the fraternal, ethnic, cultural, educational, civic, charitable, political, and professional interests of its members and the Polish-Slavic communities. Our members are our most important asset. They are the force that allows PAPA to carry out its many humanitarian efforts and achieve its mission.

Why Join PAPA?

PAPA strives for a membership that is an up-to-date and progressive representation of the community’s law enforcement, business, vocational, and professional interests. Membership in PAPA offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Effecting change within the community
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues
  • Developing relationships with community and business leaders
  • Three college scholarships are awarded annually to member’s children
  • Official PAPA windshield or exterior decal and membership card
  • Newsletter

PAPA organizes a variety of social events throughout the year including:

  • Monthly general membership meetings
  • Dinner dance celebrating Polish Constitution Day where we honor our Person of the Year
  • Summer Picnic

Active Membership (sworn law enforcement officer) is only $40/year.

Associate Membership is $40/year. All new Associate members will need a current PAPA Member’s sponsorship before membership approval.

Retired Members (POLICE ONLY) $25/year. Must be a member in good standing for the last five years.

PAPA now offers interior and exterior window decals. Additional member windshield decals are $2 each (limit 2).