CLEO & Command Academy

October 16-20, 2017 (Camp Ripley) -- Registration opens June 2017

Camp Ripley
1500 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

CLEO & Command Academy (CLEO) is a 5-day course for chief law enforcement officers and their command staff. This course provides the necessary training that addresses duties and administration that chiefs and high-ranking supervisors use daily.

Questions: Contact the MCPA Office at 1-800-377-4058, 651-457-0677 or

Please click here for the October 2015 Academy course materials
Please click here for the June 2016 Academy course materials

Class Curriculum (approx. 33 POST credits):

CLEO has been approved by the Minnesota POST Board as essential training for Minnesota police chiefs. The training Academy is taught by seasoned instructors with experience in police leadership or legal expertise in Minnesota.

Key topics include:

  • Budgeting Mandates: State and Federal
  • Human resources
  • Branding/crafting your department's image
  • Diversity inclusion
  • Media relations
  • Data practices
  • The politics of being a chief, how departments get sued and how chiefs get fired
  • Policy development and strategic planning
  • POST board requirements






June 2015 Class

December 2014 Class