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Critical Issues Forum: Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis

MCPA will explore the issue from a wide range of viewpoints later this year at a Critical Issues Forum.  The event, hosted in partnership with Nexus, will be held Wednesday, December 13th at Bloomington's Schneider Theater.  The forum will examine the events, incidents and policy decisions that have resulted in this trend. It was also focus also on what some local law enforcement agencies are doing to address the mental health issues and where real solutions exist.


MCPA 2018 sponsorship registration now open

Check out our new and returning sponsorship opportunities for MCPA.  We have further enhanced and developed additional opportunities to ensure our partners receive the most return on their investment in the most convenient, conducive and consistent manner at ETI and throughout the year. With these enhancements, along with record breaking attendance of nearly 500 law enforcement leaders and public safety professionals, there is a high level of interest. 


New Training: A Tactical Approach to Wellness

MCPA's new series on wellness kicks off early in 2018.  Strength & Resiliency: A Tactical Approach to Wellness will educate and train police across Minnesota on how to manage health challenges specifically related to law enforcement, including lifestyle, stress, sleep patterns, shift work, diet and exercise.  It will be designed and led by Dr. Paul Nystrom, Hennepin County Medical Center emergency physician and Plymouth police officer.

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Professional Development

CLEO and Command Academy
October 17 - 20, 2017 | Camp Ripley

Police and the Press Media Training

November 2, 2017 | Anoka

Leadership Academy
December 5 - 8, 2017 | Camp Ripley

Critical Issues Forum: Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis
December 13, 2017 | Bloomington

Strength & Resiliency: A Tactical Approach to Wellness
January 25, March 22, June 7, 2018 | New Brighton

Executive Training Institute
April 22 - 25, 2018 | Duluth

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