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Rep. Nick Zerwas receives MCPA Legislator Recognition Award

The award recognizes a lawmaker for their leadership and support on important legislation impacting law enforcement and public safety.  Representative Zerwas is from Elk River and currently serving his 3rd term in the Minnesota House of Representatives.


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.


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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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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