Training and Events


Leadership Academy

December 5-8, 2017 (Camp Ripley) (Cost $525 for members, includes all meals and lodging; other price points available)

Critical Issues Forum: Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis

December 13, 2017 | Schneider Theater in Bloomington

Strength & Resiliency: A Tactical Approach to Wellness

January 25, March 22, June 7 | MCPA Training Center in New Brighton

Officer Leadership Development

February 8 | MCPA Training Center in New Brighton

City Administrator Overview of 21st Century Policing

March 8, 2018 | MCPA Training Center in New Brighton

Executive Training Institute

April 22 - 25, 2018, Duluth

Advanced CLEO and Command Seminar

2016-17 Seminar Concludes at ETI; next course is targeted to begin September 2018
Click here for the 2016-17 itinerary and learning objectives


Thanks to MCPA's Academic Partners



MCPA is a leader in training for police executives. The association is driven by the values of professionalism, leadership and lifelong learning, and regard these values as essential to excellence in executive policing.

 Upcoming leadership training offered by other Minnesota law enforcement groups:

altPATROL -- (Various online courses all year long)

40-Hour and 8-Hour CIT Training Courses (Various times and locations)



Courses Offered by the St. Paul Police Professional Development Institute


  • November 15, 2017-Report Writing-St. Paul Police PDI-taught by SPPD-Terry Erdman
  • November 27-28, 2017- Exploring & Understanding the Physical Abuser & Sexual Offender-St. Paul Police PDI- taught by Scott Johnson
  • December 13-14, 2017-Understanding & Countering the Threat from the Islamic State & Radicalization in the Homeland- St. Paul Police PDI-taught by Bob Dougherty-Retired CIA
  • January 9, 2018-Glock Basic Armorer-St. Paul Police PDI-taught by GLOCK
  • January 10, 2018-Backgrounds Investigations for Public Safety-St. Paul Police PDI-taught by SPPD staff