The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association is launching the Bright Ideas in Policing initiative in June 2019 as a way to highlight some of the best ideas in policing from some of the brightest law enforcement leaders in Minnesota.  Each month we will stream live an interview with a police chief in Minnesota on the MCPA’s twitter feed. We encourage you to follow the feed and re-tweet the content.  Please check out this page monthly to learn more about some of the programs that are working well in agencies large and small, urban and rural, across the state of Minnesota.

The Wyoming, Minnesota Police Department’s Growth Through Opportunity Cadet Program is this focus of this month’s Bright Ideas in Policing program. The program is designed as a 12-week volunteer program that opens the doors of the Police Department and community to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Watch the interview with Wyoming Police Chief Paul Hoppe, who explains the program and how other agencies can replicate it.