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APRIL 14 - 17, 2019



CLEO & Command Academy


October 29 - November 2, 2018 (Camp Ripley) CLICK HERE - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Camp Ripley
1500 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

CLEO & Command Academy (CLEO) is a 5-day course for chief law enforcement officers and their command staff. This course provides the necessary training that addresses duties and administration that chiefs and high-ranking supervisors use daily.

Questions: Contact the MCPA Office at 1-800-377-4058, 651-457-0677 or [email protected].

Please click here for the October 2017 schedule and course materials

Class Curriculum (approx. 33 POST credits):

CLEO has been approved by the Minnesota POST Board as essential training for Minnesota police chiefs. The training Academy is taught by seasoned instructors with experience in police leadership or legal expertise in Minnesota.

Key topics include:

  • Budgeting Mandates: State and Federal
  • Human resources
  • Branding/crafting your department's image
  • Diversity inclusion
  • Media relations
  • Data practices
  • The politics of being a chief, how departments get sued and how chiefs get fired
  • Policy development and strategic planning
  • POST board requirements








The BCA’s Criminal History System now includes booking photos and national data


The BCA has implemented the two most requested new features for the Criminal History System. National criminal history data and booking photos are now available in CHS, making the new system even more convenient for law enforcement users.

  • National criminal history data available through CHS - CHS users can get Interstate Identification Index (III) data by providing the name and date of birth, the FBI UCN or the State Identification Number. Users simply un-check the “Include III Search” box to search Minnesota-only. NLETS state-to-state data is available through a separate CHS query.
  • Booking photos added to CHS - The three most recent booking photos automatically display along with demographic data. Booking photos going back to 2007 submitted by agencies through Livescan are included. Additional images may exist in the Minnesota Repository of Arrest Photos.

A brief, updated CHS training video is available on the MyBCA homepage under Criminal History, and on Launch Pad.

More CHS updates are planned this year including adding court case initiation information to criminal history records, RAP sheet improvements for Gun Permit Background Checks and Portals, and more.

Contact the BCA Service Desk at [email protected], 651-793-7000 or 888-234-1119 with any questions.




Free online course focuses on sexual assault investigations


MCPA - Rural law enforcement executives have the opportunity to have a significant influence on those they supervise and on their community’s attitude toward sexual assault. They are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports a victim-centered response to sexual assault. With that in mind, the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Arkansas is offering a free online courses this summer aimed at enhancing the capability of rural law enforcement personnel to manage and investigate sexual assault cases in their community.

The class, Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive, will be offered over the course of 18 hours. It is made possible by a federal law enforcement grant.  Topics include the dynamics of sexual assault, recognizing victim trauma, the benefits of a team approach to sexual assault investigation, creating a department sexual assault policy and procedure along with self-assessment tools, understanding the medical-forensic examination, alcohol/drug facilitated sexual assault, handling media relations, and developing sexual assault cases from the prosecutor’s perspective. Obstacles, resources and benefits to the department will also be explored.

To learn more and determine your eligibility, please visit this page at the Criminal Justice Institute in Arkansas.  The sessions are designed for rural law enforcement chiefs, sheriffs, and command staff.

Officers and agencies honored at MCPA Awards Banquet


MCPA - Several law enforcement officers from across the state were recognized for their service, acts of bravery and community outreach by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association at its annual statewide banquet.  The ceremony was held during MCPA’s Executive Training Institute in Duluth.

Police Cross:  Presented to the family of Wayzata Police Officer Bill Mathews in recognition of his supreme sacrifice, giving his life in the service of the community.  Mathews was hit and killed September 8th, 2017 by an impaired driver while removing debris from Highway 12 in Wayzata.  A delegation from Wayzata, including Mathews fellow officers, the mayor, city council and city manager, attended the ceremony. 

Distinguished Service Award:  Presented to Isanti School Resource Officer Adam Gau in recognition of his excellence in serving the students and staff of the Cambridge-Isanti School District.  Officer Gau’s programs and community outreach are recognized as models for other school resource officers to emulate.
The Distinguished Service Award is given for exceptional achievement in crime prevention, detective work, community service, juvenile work, drug control and prevention, training, traffic safety, mentoring and innovative approaches to public safety.
Meritorious Service Certificate:  Presented to Officer Erin Holznagel of the Burnsville Police Department and Detective Sergeant Mike Schiltz of the Savage Police Department.  Officer Holznagel was recognized for a series of actions throughout 2017, including talking a distraught individual out of harming himself.  Detective Sgt. Schiltz received the certificate for his work tracking and organizing a complex bank and mail fraud case.
The Meritorious Service Certificate is presented for a series of acts through which officers perform well above the expected in the normal performance of duty.

Lifesaver Award:  Presented to Officers Souphanny Dean, Brian Bataglia and Macabe Stariha of the Richfield Police Department.  All three officers put their lives in danger while rescuing a man overcome by carbon monoxide while working in the basement of his home. The award is presented to officers whose actions rise above the normal course of duty and involve extraordinary performance or significant risk in the course of lifesaving action.


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