CLEO & Command Academy 

Camp Ripley
February 3-7, 2025
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.


  • MCPA member agencies: $825.00 (Monday-Friday + includes lodging and meals)
  • Non-member agencies: $975.00 (Monday-Friday + includes lodging and meals)
  • Commuter (no lodging) - MCPA member agencies: $725.00 (includes meals)
  • Commuter (no lodging) - Non-member agencies: $875.00 (includes meals)

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 can 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

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