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Blue Knights® Mobile Site

It is not our intention to replicate the Full web site. These pages are formatted to be viewed with your mobile device. If you are on the road, or at a meeting, you may find what is provided very helpful. The "members only" button will require server authentication in the same manner as you would use on our Full web site.

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Events Calendar

Our Google interactive calendar can be linked to our Regional Conferences throughout the world. When each conference adds their chapter events, it will be displayed here for the membership.

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Our Pledge

The membership may read our pledge at official meetings and gatherings to remind all present our purpose:

"As a Blue Knight, I pledge to act with honor and pride to promote motorcycling and motorcycle safety by being an example of the safe use, operation and enjoyment of motorcycles. I will work at all times to improve the relationship between the motorcycling law enforcement community and the general public. The fraternal spirit will always guide me in relating to other Blue Knights."

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About Us

The Blue Knights® International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, is a non-profit fraternal organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles. In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers from the Bangor, Maine, USA area met and and formed a small, local motorcycle club. Soon, Blue Knights® chapters were being formed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and beyond. With the addition of Canada, and later Australia, the Blue Knights® became an International organization.

Our charitable organization has contributed over $16.5 million dollars toward various charities throughout the world. We have 628 chapters with over 19,600+ members, within 26 countries and we are growing each day.

*Our 8 Founding Fathers are: Joel Rudom, Bill Robinson, Doug Miner, Ed Gallant, Mike Hall, Chuck Gesner, Wayne Labree, Chuck Shuman.

See our Full Web site for further details on history and our organization.

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Business's

Support the small businesses owned and operated by our members. If you are aware of a business that is not listed here please contact the International H.Q. to request an addition. Clicking on any link will take you away from this page, which may not be mobile formatted.

badgeByrums Emergency Equipment
badgeBuckaneer Outfitter
badgeCopShop LLC
badgeD2 Designs
badgeEast Coast Canine
badgeFive Oaks Realty
badgeFoR BRo Enterprises
badgeLand or Sea CEUs
badgeMy Travel Debbie
badgeMark's Cop Shop
badgeNational Emblem and Badge
badgeProfessional Net Services Ltd
badgeRed Apple Camp Ground
badgeScroll ID
badgeSouthern Biker Magazine
badgeTactical Police Supply
badgeWest Chatham Warning Devices
badgeWaterbury Button Co

See available discounts on the members only side of the web site under Financial -> Discounts

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Conferences

Blue Knights International consists of 11 Regional Conferences throughout the world. Each conference is responsible to maintain their own web site, with links to each of their conference chapters and events held within their territory. Clicking on any link will take you away from this page, which may not be mobile formatted.

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Qualifications

Regular Members
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all Regular members must be persons who are employed as full time (32 hours per week minimum) employees of a governmental law enforcement agency or department. Such employment must be the primary source of employment of all Regular members. All Regular members must have arrest authority, meaning they must be empowered “by statute”, to arrest offenders, as defined in their jurisdiction (other than a private citizen) at all times while on duty. Any member who was a Regular member on March 4, 2017 shall have the right to continue as a Regular member if they meet all other requirements.

Persons who have been employed and have taken an honorable separation after twenty (20) years total service as a full-time (32 hours per week minimum) employee of a governmental law enforcement agency or department are eligible for Regular membership although they may not be presently employed by such law enforcement agency or department. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Retired Military Personnel who served with a job classification in law enforcement and having served in that classification for not less than twenty (20) total years before separation from the military may apply for Regular membership. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Persons receiving disability income or job reclassification due to injuries received while engaged in full-time law enforcement employment or who are receiving retirement income for full-time Employment, as previously defined, are eligible for Regular membership although they are not presently employed by such law enforcement agency or department. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Each Regular member must be properly license to operate a motorcycle by the jurisdiction in which the member resides and must own a motorcycle. Persons who otherwise qualify as Regular members, but do not presently own their own motorcycle may become members if they plan to and acquire ownership in a motorcycle within six (6) months of their acceptance of membership.

A Regular member, who because of an injury, medical or physical condition, including age related conditions, are unable to safely continue operating a motorcycle, may retain their membership as a Regular member. Members who qualify under this provision are exempt from motorcycle ownership and license requirements.

Associate Members
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all Associate members must be persons who are employed on a part time basis (less than 32 hours per week, minimum of 96 hours per year), by a governmental law enforcement agency or department and receive monetary compensation for such employment. All Associate members must have arrest authority, meaning they must be empowered “by statute”, to arrest offenders, as defined in their jurisdiction (other than a private citizen) at all times while on duty. Any member who was an Associate member on March 4, 2017 shall have the right to continue as an Associate member if they meet all other requirements.

Persons who have been employed and have taken an honorable separation after fifteen (15) years total service as a part-time (less than 32 hours per week, minimum 96 hours per year) employee of a governmental law enforcement agency or department are eligible for Associate membership although they may not be presently employed by such law enforcement agency or department. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Regular members and persons may apply for membership as an Associate member if they have served more than ten (10) years but less than twenty (20) as a full-time (32 hours per week) employee with one or more governmental law enforcement agencies or departments and have taken a separation from the employment, under honorable circumstances, and have had arrest authority, meaning they must be empowered “by statute”, to arrest offenders, as defined in their jurisdiction (other than as a private citizen) at all times while on duty. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Retired Active Duty Military Personnel may apply for membership as an Associate member who served with a job classification in law enforcement and having served in that classification for more than ten (10) less but less than twenty (20) total years in that classification before honorable separation from the military. The person must submit letters or documentation of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Persons receiving disability income or job reclassification due to injuries received while engaged in the part-time law enforcement employment, as previously defined, are eligible for Associate membership although they are not presently employed by such law enforcement agency or department. The person must submit letters of proof to substantiate their qualification under this section.

Each Associate member must be properly license to operate a motorcycle by the jurisdiction in which the member resides and must own a motorcycle. Persons who otherwise qualify as Associate member, but do not presently own their own motorcycle may become member if they plan to and acquire ownership in a motorcycle within six (6) months of their acceptance of membership.

An Associate member, who because of an injury or medical or physical condition, including age related conditions, are unable to safely continue operating a motorcycle may retain their membership as an Associate member. Members who qualify under this provision are exempt from motorcycle ownership and license requirements.

Honorary Members
Honorary members must be persons who have substantially contributed to the promotion of the Corporation and to the purposes for which the corporation is organized. Honorary membership in any given chapter may not exceed more than ten percent (10%) of the previous year's membership of Regular, Associate and Life members.

Special Honorary Members
Special honorary membership may be granted to an ordained licensed member of a recognized religious order for the position of Chapter Chaplain. To be qualified, a Special Honorary Member must have a minimum of One (1) years’ experience with a church or ministry as a person of leadership (such as a priest, rabbi, minister, pastor, etc...) or an authorized law enforcement chaplain. Documentation of experience to be submitted with application. Special Honorary are limited to one (1) per chapter and will not affect the chapter’s ten percent (10%) honorary limit.

Life Members
Life members are restricted to the Founding Fathers of the International and Past international Presidents in good standing. Life members are not obligated to be a member of a chapter.

Definitions:
Governmental LEF Agency:
Any agency that is duly formed and is a State, Province, Nation or Country recognized, whose primary function is to deal directly with the enforcement of criminal and/or vehicle and traffic statutes/laws of their respective jurisdictions or is
responsible for the prosecution, incarceration or supervision of offenders.

Arrest Authority:
Employees of a Governmental Law Enforcement Agency or Department who must be empowered “by statute” to arrest offenders (other than as a private citizen) at all times while on duty. Said employees must receive monetary compensation (as defined) from their respective agencies.

Monetary Compensation:
1. A salary in its normal meaning or workman’s compensation benefits. If a salary is received, it must be paid directly to the employee by their respective Governmental Law Enforcement Agency or Department. Salary is deemed to mean money received as compensation for work performed, computed by the hour, day, week, month or year.

2. A pension, as that term is normally applied, received as compensation for the years of service, which may be paid out in installments or in a lump sum.

Military Personnel Definition:
An active member of a National or Federal Government Military Agency whose primary duty (job title or description) is in Law Enforcement, who has the right to detain and has completed a prescribed Military Law Enforcement Training Program and is eligible for Regular Membership. Any Military Personnel that has retired from active duty after serving twenty (20) years or is or will receive Federal or National retirement income, and has the form DD-214 or its equivalent and /or a certified Military History record that identifies the primary duty (job title or description) prior to discharge as Law Enforcement is eligible for Regular Membership. Military Personnel

Applicants must meet all qualifications as defined in Article 6 of the Constitution.

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Application

Application Download

You may download this application form and save it to your mobile device. H.Q. prefers a typed copy of the application form so there is no question as to the letters or numbers in a home address. If your hand printed letters are misinterpreted, you may miss out on something.

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Weather Alerts

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