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Membership in PFI

PFI Membership Application


Membership Benefits

As a member of the Society of Police Futurists International you can:

  • access the members only section of this website which includes:
    • a fully searchable membership database
    • your membership profile with full update capabilities
    • special members only content
  • Participate in online discussions via members-only news groups
  • Network with Police Futurists from around the world
  • Obtain a discounted registration fee to the annual World Future Society (WFS) conference
  • Run for a board position
  • Vote for members of the board and other issues
  • Serve on committees or otherwise volunteer

PFI Membership Categories and Dues

PFI membership is open to any individual or institution that shares the goals and mission of the society.

Promotional Membership

This membership category allows interested parties to sample PFI membership or to join for a temporary period of six months. This membership category can only be used once and must be renewed as a professional or general member.

Professional Membership

Sworn law enforcement or correctional officers, educators, trainers, researchers or other professionals that have an active interest in research and development and who possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. $50 US annually or $500 US for a lifetime membership.

General Membership

Individuals interested in the application of Futures Research to law enforcement. General members in good standing at the end of five years consecutive membership may apply in writing to the Executive Board to have their membership converted to professional status. $50 US annually or $500 US for a lifetime membership.

Institutional Membership

An organization (public or private sector), university, college, or training facility that has an active law enforcement or corrections research and/or high technology organizational component. Institutional members are authorized three designated representatives. This is a non-voting membership. $500 US annually.

Student Membership

One of the goals of PFI is to promote education in law enforcement and corrections. The student membership category is for any individual that is currently enrolled at an accredited university, college or other institution of higher learning (bachelors, masters or Ph.D. level) that has regional accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education. Upon proof of graduation student members in good standing will receive a free one year professional membership. Any questions regarding eligibility for this category should be directed to the PFI Secretariat. $25 US annually.

Charter Membership

Charter members are founding members of PFI. $50 US annually or $500 US for a lifetime membership.

About the Application Process

Applying for membership in PFI is easy. Just click on the link below to get started. If you have ever applied for membership before or are unsure, please contact our secretariat. Current members who wish to renew their dues should log in to the membership database.

Once you have completed the membership application process and paid your dues either by credit card or check your membership is active. You should then log in to the memberships management system and subscribe to any discussion groups that interest you.

If you would like to join PFI please click here. If you have any questions about membership in PFI, please contact our secretary Elaine Gross at

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