CLEO Certification

altIn August 2014, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association launched the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) Certification program. It's a credentialing initiative that provides a road map for chiefs to continuing education and professional development to stay ahead of the curve on the evolving challenges in their careers and in their communities

MCPA developed the program in conjunction with the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board, the League of Minnesota Cities and members of higher education.

The credentialing process evaluates law enforcement leaders in the following areas:
          • Professional contributions and community service
          • Operations management
          • Personal development
          • Finance and Budgets
          • Technology
          • Ethics
          • Additional electives, such as diversity enhancement and emergency management, are also identified as key educational areas.
Click here for an initial application:

Click here for a renewal application:

Once you've completed it with the necessary signatures and documentation, upload it with your payment information here.
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