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Not a member but want to be? If you are a Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Full time Jailer, Retired Member or other full time Sheriff's Office employee, fill out our MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM now.

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Retired Members - Lifetime Membership

If you are planning to retire we want to make sure you were aware that you can CONTINUE your ISSDA MEMBERSHIP by paying the $25.00 annual fee, or $200 for a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP.

ISSDA by-laws states:

  • SECTION 1. MEMBERS. The following shall be eligible for membership in the ISSDA. All duly-qualified Iowa county Sheriffs, full-time regular Iowa Deputy Sheriffs, full-time Iowa Sheriff's Office employees, and any of the above retired / vested members in good standing.
  • SECTION 2. RETIRED / VESTED MEMBERS. Any member in good standing who retires under their IPERS system shall be allowed to continue as a retired / vested member of the Association, having all rights and benefits of the Association. The retired / vested member may continue their membership, paying their annual fee. If a retired / vested member fails to pay the yearly fee, they must pay all back membership fees before membership will be reinstated.
A retired member may elect to be a lifetime retired member, having all rights and benefits of the Association. The retired member may pay the lifetime membership fee any time; however they must have complied with Article II, Section 1.


Membership Benefits

* Serve on many committees, such as schools, legislative, jails, web page, community education (State Fair) and many others.

* You can run for a position on the ISSDA Board of Directors.

* Have your voice heard at the annual ISSDA Business Meeting.

* ISSDA lobbied for the lowest retirement age among law enforcement groups in Iowa.

* Attend ISSDA schools at a $25 discount

* You will receive three Gold Star magazines and one online addition.

* Death benefit of $3,000 for line of duty death and $1,500 for death from natural causes and not caused by one's own actions. Retired members will receive $250, and retired past presidents will receive $500.