MCPA Legislator Recognition Program

The MCPA's Legislator Recognition Program recognizes members of the Minnesota House or Senate or the state’s Congressional delegation for their leadership and support on important legislation impacting law enforcement and public safety.


A current Minnesota Senator or Representative qualifies for recognition if he or she does at least one of the following:

  • Authors bills that address the legislative priorities identified by the MCPA Legislative Committee  
  • Supports bills that are consistent with MCPA’s positions as identified by the MCPA Legislative Committee  
  • Displays a desire to better understand and take action to solve the public policy challenges of law enforcement
  • Develops a thoughtful and persuasive argument that shapes the public narrative around an important issue facing local and/or national law enforcement

Nomination and Selection Process

A current MCPA Voting member can nominate a legislator to be recognized by the association by filling out a nomination form and submitting it to the MCPA. The legislator must be in elected office at the time of the nomination to be eligible for recognition.
The annual deadline to submit nomination forms is June 1. The nomination forms can be found in the "Members Only" section of the MCPA website.

*Pictured above are Rep. Tony Cornish (R - Good Thunder), the 2016 recipient, and Sen. Ron Latz (DFL - St. Louis Park), the 2015 recipient, with Chief Jeff Potts (Bloomington PD), MCPA's Legislative Committee Co-chair.