Preamble

This Constitution shall be a guide to present and future Boards to assist in keeping Oklahoma Corrections Professionals grounded to its foundational beliefs.

The order in which these articles are listed shall in no way be misinterpreted as an order of importance as each article is equally important.

Let it be decreed on this 25th day of January, 2010 by the current temporary board in place that any deletions or modifications to this Constitution will require a majority vote of the membership in attendance at an annual assembly. Any proposed additions will require a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Constitution

I. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall never propose or endorse any type of strike or walk-out for any reason due to the public safety nature of our profession.
II. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall remain a member driven association and not become a board oriented association.
III. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall always support all employees and not only certain sectors or job classifications.
IV. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association will attempt to give back to its membership in as many ways as possible.
V. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall promote interagency and interdepartmental cooperation to ensure our members are seen as a direct part of the criminal justice system.
VI. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall always strive to work with other associations with common goals and objectives for the betterment of Corrections.
VII. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association shall always strive to have a harmonious relationship with Executive Staff from all represented agencies and elected officials. This should never be misconstrued to mean that the Association cannot or should not disagree but the manner in which the disagreement is communicated shall remain as professional as possible.
VIII. Oklahoma Corrections Professionals Association will encourage diversity in its Board structure including, but not limited to, sex, age, race, job classification, etc.