In August 2014, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association launched the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) Certification program. It's a credentialing initiative that provides a road map for chiefs to continuing education and professional development to stay ahead of the curve on the evolving challenges in their careers and in their communities
MCPA developed the program in conjunction with the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board, the League of Minnesota Cities and members of higher education.
The credentialing process evaluates law enforcement leaders in the following areas:
Professional contributions and community service
Finance and Budgets
Additional electives, such as diversity enhancement and emergency management, are also identified as key educational areas.
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The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) is a nonprofit, professional membership organization with the mission of bringing the highest quality of police services to the people of Minnesota.
MCPA'S vision is to be the recognized voice for professional law enforcement in Minnesota. The association was founded in 1954 as a training and social organization to network and exchange ideas between law enforcement executives, it represents nearly 900 police chiefs, retired chiefs, and law enforcement leaders in Minnesota and its surrounding states.