The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association provides many resources and information needed in our ever changing profession. The association has developed and makes available a library of model policies and practices, directories and provides the Minnesota Police Chief magazine, Communication Notes e-mail newsletter, and legislative summary reports to inform our members of updates about law enforcement issues.
Membership Benefits Flyer
VOTING. Eligible for Voting membership are chief law enforcement officers of state or local law enforcement agency in the State of Minnesota authorized by law to employ peace officers, excluding county sheriffs. The chief law enforcement officers shall be the highest-ranking officer in the agency holding an active POST license under the rules of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board). Dues are paid annually based on the number of licensed officers following this schedule.
ASSOCIATE. Eligible for Association membership are: (a) federal, state or local law enforcement official whose office is in the State of Minnesota, or a contiguous state or province, and who is in charge of, the second-in-command of, or holds the rank of captain or higher of the law enforcement agency, including county sheriff's departments, and who does not qualify to be a voting member; (b) any appointed official who directly supervises persons eligible for membership under Section 4, subsection (a) or under Section 2, and who does not qualify to be a voting member; (c) any person who has been a member of the association and who has retired from public service. Annual dues: $130
SUPPORTING. Eligible for Supporting membership are those individuals or business whose business or profession or interest brings them in close relationship with the Voting or Associate membership of the Association, and who support the mission and purpose of the Association. Annual dues: $175
RETIRED. Eligible for Retired membership are those individuals who were Voting members in good standing at the time of their retirement from public service, but who were not eligible for Life membership. Annual Dues: $20
If you wish to nominate a new chief or a command staff member of your department, you may do so by clicking on "Membership Application" and have the prospective member complete the application.