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 Leadership Academy

Training Date: September 23-26, 2014




See PDF brochure with topics, instructors.

Register for the Leadership Academy, September 23-26, 2014

Email [email protected] with questions.






Participant Comments 



The Leadership Academy is a 3-1/2-day course for middle management personnel in law enforcement. Participants will develop skills on how to make a distinct transition from street officer to supervisor. The classes are designed with understanding that effective supervision is critical to make a successful law enforcement agency. 



MCPA Member Agency:  $500 plus optional additional night's lodging/breakfast for $40.  Commuter cost without lodging is $400.

Non-MCPA Member Agency:  $600 plus optional additional night's lodging/breakfast for $40.  Commuter cost without lodging is $500

Location: Camp Ripley, 1500 Highway 115, Little Falls, MN 56345-4173 Questions:  Contact MCPA at 1-800-377-4058, 651-457-0677, 651-457-0677 or [email protected].


Class Curriculum (30 POST Credits)

The training Academy is taught by seasoned Minnesota instructors with a wealth of experience in police leadership.


Chaos Response: Lessons Learned

Ethical Considerations

Complaint Sorting/Handling

Evaluations/Performance Appraisals 

Critical Incident Management

Leadership Skills, Reflections on Leadership

Data Practices

Diversity Inclusion/Media Relations

Disciplinary Process

Motivation and Team-building
Emotional Fitness Today's New Supervisor
 Technology for Today's Supervisor

Supervisor Interventions



Leadership Academy held at Camp Ripley


Education Center



The Leadership Academy accommodates typically about 30 attendees per session, from around Minnesota and from North Dakota.





 Leadership Academy Supplemental Handouts




























Members Home Page


Police Officer Testing



Dispatcher Test Order Form


Police Officer Order Form


Supervisor Test Order Form


Supervisor Test - additional information

MCPA partners with Stanard & Associates to provide your agency with quality entry level exams.


Stanard & Associates entry-level exams not only help agencies select the most qualified candidates, they also help eliminate the time and expense involved in unnecessary interviewing, training and other expensive components of an agency's hiring process.


You may download and print the Police Officer Selection Test Order Form by clicking on the link to the left and fax to the MCPA office at (651) 457-5665. 










Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association Preferred Vendors

Psychological Services


Law Enforcement Vendors






Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA

Consulting and Forensic Psychologists

Contact:  Gary L. Fischler, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified Specialist – American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology

Telephone: 612-333-3825

Fax: 612-333-6740

Email: [email protected]


Since 1991 we have examined over 6000 public safety personnel for over 100 agencies at local, state and federal levels.  Our pre-employment, fitness-for-duty, and promotional evaluations are consistent with IACP and Minnesota POST guidelines, and help agencies make the most informed personnel decisions possible.  Please contact us to receive a complete prospectus describing our services or to schedule an examination




Martin-McAllister Consulting Psychologists



Norma DiLorenzo, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Telephone: 612-338-8461

Fax: 612-349-6759

Email: [email protected]




Pre-employment, promotional, developmental, and fitness-for-duty evaluations provide a foundation for our services to departments.  A range of other services, including critical incident stress debriefings, team building, training, individualized coaching, and attitude and climate surveys, are also available to departments.  We are willing to tailor our services to meet our clients' needs. 















Public Sponsorship Program

Our association provides a number of benefits and programs to its members and the citizens of Minnesota. Among them are:

  • Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) and Command Academy
    for first and second in command in law enforcement agencies: ethics-based executive leadership training;
  • Leadership Academy for training of mid-level supervisors;
  • Representation on state-level public safety advisory boards and task forces;
  • Lobbying of the Minnesota Legislature on law enforcement issues, such as: the primary seat belt law, opposing medical use of marijuana, lesser fines for minor traffic violations, monitoring of gang strike force laws, and opposition of authentic-looking toy guns;
  • Online resources and weekly public safety electronic communication, in collaboration with state and federal public safety agencies
  • Annual scholarship program for law enforcement students;
  • Consultation and mentoring services for agencies and municipalities; and
  • The largest law enforcement executive annual training and exhibit expo in the Midwest.

Model Policies and Procedures

Please email [email protected] with any requests other than the contents below.

The sample model policies below are available to provide police administrators with access to police policies and procedures in use by law enforcement agencies.  Please email [email protected] if you would like to contribute sample policies. It is best to have your city/county attorney review the policies you use.  

We also can place a request in our weekly Communication Notes to search for a model policy.  

Administrative Tag Program

Admin traffic citation toolkit: League of MN Cities

Alarm Ordinance
Also see Enhanced Call Resolution

Allegations of Misconduct

Animal Ordinances

ATVs - Boats

Background Investigations

Body Armor


Citizen's Academy

Disposition of Property

Domestic Violence Firearms Prohibition Policy .pdf
Word version for customization

Emergency Messages  (Death Notification)

Emergency Management Unusual Occurrences

False Alarm Enforcement

Firearm Application

Forfeiture Policy -- from the MN POST Board, January 2011

Funeral Protocols -- LEMA
Also see Death Benefits for Survivors...

Impartial Policing

In-Car Camera - to be adapted by agency alt

Infectious Disease Exposure Control

K-9 Policies by Department

Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics

Lighting Exemption

MVR and Body Camera Policy (from Duluth)

Operation of LE Vehicles Without Lights 

Police Officer School of Liaisons

Police Pursuit

Police Reserve Auxiliary

Policy Deviations Reporting Requirements

Pre-Court Diversion Program-Family Group Conferencing 

Predatory Offender Registration Community Notification

Professional Conduct of Peace Officers

Racial Profiling Traffic Stops

Report Writing -- Three Sample Procedures

Response to Reports of Missing and Endangered Children

Response to Fire Department Calls

Ride Along

Salvation Army Assistance

Social Host Ordinance

Social Networking

Social Media/Computer Policy (Go to p. 19 for public safety specific language)

Taser Policies

Tire Deflation Device


Use of Deadly Force

Vehicle Seizure Forfeiture

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