The Institute of Community Safety (ICS) offers the following three levels of membership:
Membership can be obtained as either an individual member or as part of a corporate membership but will still fall within one of these categories. Further details of the criteria can be found under the relevant section below.
The process for joining involves submission of an application form together with payment of the relevant membership fee and is subject to acceptance criteria being established from a framework of accreditation and recognition at the particular level being considered.
We are currently offering joining and returning members year's Full Membership for £60 and Associate Membership for £40. If you are interested in corporate membership please get in touch, the fee will be based on the numbers involverd.
Membership is designed to validate professional status, indicate a relevant standard of competence, provide recognition & currency. Members can influence policies/procedures/practice, access relevant training and lobby on the subject of community safety. It is available and applicable to Community Safety Professionals, academics and workers in allied fields.
This category of membership is open for anyone interested in community safety without necessarily being professionally engaged. There is no prerequisite qualification or experience, but such membership does not allow the use of any designatory letters. Joining is made by completion of an application form and payment of the fee.
This category of membership is open to applicants who can provide evidence of a Crime Prevention, Community Safety or Anti-Social Behaviour related qualification (for example BTEC Level 3 or above or equivalent) or by evidencing relevant experience which will be submitted and assessed by the ICS Membership Panel. Successful approval and payment of the fee will then admit the applicant to membership and permit the member to use the designatory letters Mem.ICS after their name.
Fellowship is bestowed on current members who are either directors of the Institute or make a significant contribution to the Institute itself or community safety in general. Prospective Fellows are nominated by a current full member, considered by the ICS Membership Panel & forwarded with a recommendation to the board of directors who vote . Success at this stage admits the member to Fellowship on payment of the fee, permitting the Fellow to use the designatory letters Fel.ICS and allowing them to all the benefits and status of Fellowship.