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Executive Director's Report, August 21, 2014  

 

 

U.S. Attorney wants your feedback at upcoming Summit on Heroin problems


Last week I had the opportunity and the pleasure to speak with Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

As many of you know, Luger is very committed to supporting local law enforcement and prosecuting cases that will have a direct and significant impact on the quality of life in our communities. He’s worked hard in just a short time as our U.S. Attorney to spread this message, including attending some of our Regional Rep meetings.

Our conversation last week focused on the upcoming Summit on Use of Heroin and Prescription Opioid Medications, hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The summit will be held September 4th from 8:30 am – noon at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. There will be a breakfast from 7:30 am – 8:30 am on the Nicollet Promenade A – 1st Floor.

Luger told me he’s hoping that a large number of you attend the Summit. He sees it as an opportunity to learn what you want and need from his office. Bottom line: he wants your feedback on the heroin issue from a local law enforcement perspective.

For example, Luger said he’d like to know if “Operation Exile,” the federal, state and local effort in April that took down more than 100 heroin dealers across Minnesota made a difference?

Are departments getting cooperation from people who were arrested?

Have the right people been prosecuted?

What more can his office do to assist?

He’s also interested in hearing about the heroin problem in your city. Has it gotten worse? Are you seeing more overdoses?

Luger told me his office is looking at ways to marshal resources where they are most needed, and he wants to make sure he has the best information.

The September 4th Summit is a perfect forum to give him your feedback. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Soline Simenauer at [email protected] or 202-454-8326.

PERF is also asking that you fill out this survey and return it to the Simone in advance of the Summit.

Here’s PERF’s publication about the heroin issue and the upcoming Summit as well.

 

Board of Directors

Chief Gordon Ramsay - President
Chief Hugo McPhee - Vice-President

Chief Rodney Seurer - 2nd Vice-President
Chief
Michael Goldstein - 3rd Vice-President
Director Cari Gerlicher - Treasurer
Chief David Ebinger - Secretary
Chief Jim Denny - Sergeant-At-Arms
Chief Jeff McCormick - Immediate Past-President

 

 

Chief David Bentrud - Director
Chief Paul Schnell - Director
Chief Tim  Eggebraaten - Director
Chief Jeff Tate - Director
Chief Daniel Hatten - Director
Chief Michael Risvold - Director
Chief Eric Klang - Director
Chaplain - Dan Carlson

Communication Notes

AUGUST 21, 2014

In This Issue...

  1. Executive Director's Report
  2. Reminder: Fill out CLEO Certification applications
  3. Military surplus survey
  4. IACP's statement on police-community relations
  5. Join the legislative committee
  6. Round table on mental illness
  7. Ask the Chiefs
  8. All-inclusive IACP scholarship
  9. Northwestern revises training
  10. Training

Job Openings:

Montevideo Police Department seeks officer Click here for more details

MCPA seeks an Administrative Assistant
(part-time/20 hours per week, $16.00/hr)
Click here for more details


In the news...

MN Supreme Court rulings curb search and seizure authority
(Star Tribune)

Victims advocates renew push for DNA law in MN
(KARE 11)

What happens when police wear body cameras?
(Wall St. Journal)

When police wear cameras, don't count on seeing footage
(The Atlantic)

Don't miss updated Medical Cannabis FAQ's
(MN Department of Health)


Mpls. police struggle to hire diverse force
(Star Tribune)

MCAP is exploring ways to attract diverse candidates in all regards. Stay tuned to C-Notes, we're expecting to have developments on this issue by the end of September.

We want to
hear from you

We welcome articles/content for this newsletter. Please submit articles/content to [email protected] by 10am Thursday each week.

Announcements run generally for one or two weeks and then we archive C-NOTES online for members.


Executive Director's Report

U.S. Attorney wants your feedback at upcoming Summit on Heroin problems

Last week I had the opportunity and the pleasure to speak with Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

As many of you know, Luger is very committed to supporting local law enforcement and prosecuting cases that will have a direct and significant impact on the quality of life in our communities. He’s worked hard in just a short time as our U.S. Attorney to spread this message, including attending some of our Regional Rep meetings.

Our conversation last week focused on the upcoming Summit on Use of Heroin and Prescription Opioid Medications, hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). The summit will be held September 4th from 8:30 am – noon at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. There will be a breakfast from 7:30 am – 8:30 am on the Nicollet Promenade A – 1st Floor.

Luger told me he’s hoping that a large number of you attend the Summit. He sees it as an opportunity to learn what you want and need from his office. Bottom line: he wants your feedback on the heroin issue from a local law enforcement perspective.

For example, Luger said he’d like to know if “Operation Exile,” the federal, state and local effort in April that took down more than 100 heroin dealers across Minnesota, has made a difference?  Are departments getting cooperation from people who were arrested? Have the right people been prosecuted? What more can his office do to assist?

He’s also interested in hearing about the heroin problem in your city. Has it gotten worse? Are you seeing more overdoses?

Luger told me his office is looking at ways to marshal resources where they are most needed, and he wants to make sure he has the best information.

The September 4th Summit is a perfect forum to give him your feedback. 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Soline Simenauer at [email protected] or 202-454-8326.

PERF is also asking that you fill out this survey and return it to the Simone in advance of the Summit. Here’s PERF’s publication about the heroin issue and the upcoming Summit as well.


Reminder: Fill out your CLEO Certification applications

Our web traffic tells us that more than 300 CLEOs and commanders have shown interest in applying for CLEO Certification. However, only about a dozen have completed and submitted the paperwork. 

We understand you're busy and put paperwork that can wait off to the side. This is just a friendly reminder to revisit your application, complete it, and upload it to the CLEO Certification page.

Also remember, there are stipends available to cover the application cost for 20 chiefs.

 Apply Here


We want your take on the military surplus program


The scrutiny over local law enforcement agencies acquiring military surplus had been growing long before the Ferguson, MO protests. At least one member of Congress is crafting legislation that would curb the 1033 Surplus Equipment Program, restricting what gear local law enforcement is able to acquire.  

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association wants to be proactive in shaping the conversation around this issue. We’re asking that you take a few minutes to fill out the following survey about your own acquisition and use of military surplus. 

 

Take the military surplus survey.

 

In case you missed it, here's the recent Sunday front page Star Tribune article on the program in Minnesota. 


IACP's statement on police-community relations

Over the past two decades, many communities throughout the nation have witnessed a decline in the rate of crime.  Years of effective, proactive, and progressive policing efforts by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies have transformed our neighborhoods to safer, more secure communities. 

However, as police leaders, we recognize that no single factor has been more crucial to reducing crime levels than the partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.  We know that in order to be truly effective, police agencies cannot operate alone; they must have the active support and assistance of citizens and communities.

We also realize that this vital and successful partnership is crucial. High profile incidents and allegations of police misconduct may drive a wedge between law enforcement officers and the citizens they are sworn to protect. Establishing and maintaining a safe community requires ongoing concerted effort.  

It is for these reasons, and in light of recent events, that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will shortly be convening a summit to examine the current state of police-community relations, the evolving landscape of threats that confront law enforcement, and the need for policies and procedures that ensure fair and equitable policing practices. 

The summit will bring together a wide range of law enforcement officials, community leaders, academic researchers, and policy experts from around the United States and the world to discuss the myriad of issues and concerns which shape and impact the relationship between police departments and the communities they serve.   


Help make our voice heard at the capitol, join MCPA's legislative committee

We are organizing as an association and setting our legislative agenda sooner rather than later. Our Legislative Committee is having its first meeting September 4th at 2 pm at the MCPA office in Woodbury.

On behalf of the co-chairs, we're inviting any member of the association to attend and be a part of the committee. We need diverse voices, including chiefs from large and small departments, from Greater Minnesota and the metro.

Please RSVP to the MCPA’s Joe Sheeran at [email protected] by August 29th.


MCPA President Gordon Ramsay convening roundtable to address mental illness issues

Tuesday September 30th, 11-1:30
MCPA's Woodbury office 

MCPA President Gordon Ramsay, Duluth's Police Chief, wants your input to help address the impact mental illness is having on the criminal justice system. 

He's convening a roundtable next month to discuss current best practices and explore what the association can do to help. He's inviting all chiefs who would like to attend and take part in this important discussion. 

Chief Ramsay represents the association on the Minnesota Department of Human Services' mental illness work group. This group is examining what can be done to prevent mentally ill from incarceration and are working on a comprehensive plan to recommend to the 2015 Legislature. 

Chief Ramsay would like to share with the group the resources you'd like to see to help with this growing problem. 

USA Today recently did a special report on this issue. Click here to read the report.

Please RSVP for this meeting by emailing [email protected] or calling MCPA at (651) 457-0677.


Asking the Chiefs

What's the proper send-off for a retiring chief?

Corcoran police chief and public safety director Sean Gormley is retiring at the end of  November. His city administrator wants to ensure Chief Gormley is honored for his commitment to the city and profession. 

Does anyone have suggestions on how to properly honor his service?

What should be done at retirement other than the city's formalities?

Corcoran's city administrator would also like to understand how to best welcome the person taking the chief's place.

Please forward your suggestions to Brad Martens at [email protected] or call

763-400-7030.

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Update: The vendetta-driven city council candidate

Last week we asked you about legal or other recourse a small town chief has against a city council candidate whose sole purpose for running is to "get even" with the police department. Read the full question here.

Many of you provided a number of good suggestions, including:

  • Bolster relationships with other members of council
  • Keep up with your department's mandatory training
  • Reach out to the person in an attempt to bridge differences
  • Document any interactions with the potential member of council
  • Don't stoop to his level!

The chief is grateful for the advice you gave him. Here's part of the note he sent to MCPA.

"I would like to personally thank the chiefs that responded to my inquiry. It's very valuable information that I will be using often this election year, and beyond," said the chief.

"It's nice to able to share my story with other chiefs who can relate to my frustrations."


All-inclusive scholarship to IACP conference for mid-rank LEOs

NIJ is funding 10 need-based practitioner scholarships for mid-rank law enforcement officers to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Expo on October 25-29, 2014.

The all-inclusive scholarships cover travel, conference registration, per diem expenses and accommodations.

Scholarship recipients will be given full access to IACP conference workshops and exhibit halls in addition to an exclusive educational program designed by NIJ and the IACP Research Advisory Committee.

This scholarship program is for mid-level career police professionals with demonstrated experience partnering with academic-based or other researchers to implement research initiatives in their departments. Current NIJ grantees are not eligible.

Applications are due by close of business on September 5.

For more information on how to apply, visit NIJ.gov.


Northwestern Revises Training

Management Training
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety recently completed a comprehensive revision of the renowned ten-week School of Police Staff and Command, updating the curriculum to meet the needs of the next generation of law-enforcement leaders. A revision of the two-week frontline supervisor program, Supervision of Police Personnel, will be released in 2015.

Click to see the complete 2014/15 management training schedule.

Police Training Courses
New and revised courses in Financial Crime Investigation, Hostage Negotiations, Criminal Investigation for the New Investigator, Internal Affairs, and others are now available to your agency on-demand. To discuss which on-demand program may be right for your organization contact division head Patricia Casstevens or call 1-800-323-4011.

Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation Program
Hands-on experiments and field exercises are at the heart of NUCPS’s comprehensive crime scene investigation program. Successful completion of this curriculum fulfills the crime scene certification requirements of the International Association for Identification. 

Review the 2014/15 police training and crime scene investigation course schedule.


Upcoming Trainings:

MCPA's CLEO and Command Academy

December 1-5

Spots are still available. If you're interested, visit our CLEO and Command Academy page at MNChiefs.org.

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Leadership Academy

January 6-9, 2015

MCPA had an overwhelming response to the September Leadership Academy, so we decided to schedule another one for January 6-9, 2015 to accommodate those on the waiting list. The class is only about a third full. If you or a member of your middle-management staff is interested in attending, please visit the Leadership Academy page at MNChiefs.org to learn more and register.

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Muslims, Somalis and Law Enforcement in Minnesota:
Building Effective Relationships

September 24, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
St. Paul (location will be sent upon confirmation of registration)

This 6-credit POST approved course will feature law enforcement officers and community experts to: 

  • present factual and thorough information about Islam, Muslims and the Somali community 
  • present specific strategies for building effective relationships with the Muslim and Somali communities 
  • provide participants with techniques for practical application of these strategies in the law enforcement setting

For more information and to register please visit MNPoliceTraining.net

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Forensic DNA and the Courts

September 30, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hermantown Police Department

This BCA Forensic Science Lab-sponsored course aims to provide attorneys and judges with a better understanding of the testing performed in the nuclear DNA section of the BCA Laboratory.

 Topics to be covered include:

  • Chain of custody
  • Laboratory testing process
  • CODIS
  • Consumption of evidence
  • Case file overview

For more information or to register for this course, please visit cjte.x.state.mn.us.

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Lessons learned when someone with a law enforcement background turns on his own

September 23, 8-noon
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park

Continuing the HCSO's leadership series, this seminar provides insight into the nine-day rampage a former LAPD officer when on. He's believed to have killed four people, including two members of law enforcement.

You'll hear from the Sheriff who was involved in leading the investigation.

For more information and to RSVP (required), see the flyer.

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Seminar on the Rights of Police Officers

Wednesday, October 1
9am - 4pm
Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, in conjunction with the Labor Relations Information System, will hold a seminar on The Rights of Police Officers.

The seminar is specifically designed to be of value to both management and labor representatives, as well as police officers, management personnel, attorneys involved in the representation of police officers, and personnel managers.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

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Minnesota Office of Justice Programs Victim Assistance Academy now accepting applications

October 1, 2, 3 and November 5, 6, 7
St. Cloud

The academy is designed for victim service providers (including volunteers) and criminal justice professionals who have direct contact with MN crime victims, and have five (or less) years' experience. Advanced professionals are welcome, as their expertise is a value to the program, yet the overall curriculum is foundation-level.

The application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2014! Applications can be found at the MN Office of Justice Programs

For questions, contact Joann Jones at 651.201.7318 or [email protected].

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Forensic Science Seminar

October 9-10
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel in Brooklyn Center

Target Audience:

  • Physicians and Medical personnel
  • Attorneys
  • Law enforcement
  • Death investigators
  • Morticians/funeral directors

For more information, please visit mncmea.org

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Please visit MCPA's Trainings and Events page for an extensive list of law enforcement and leadership training opportunities.

 
 

Executive Director's Report, August 14, 2014  

 

 

We need your help making MCPA a loud, clear voice at the capitol

 

News this week that Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the state Republican Party’s endorsement for Governor reminded me again that the political season seems much longer than…our winters.

And, frankly, it is.

Politics hardly takes a break these days. Lawmakers schedule legislative hearings in the summer, run in primaries in August and campaign across the state pretty much all year.  It’s non-stop. With every House member and Governor Dayton up for re-election this fall, things will only get busier between now and November 4th.

With this in mind, we are getting organized as an association and setting our legislative agenda sooner rather than later. Our Legislative Committee Co-chairs, Chief Gordon Ramsay from Duluth and Chief Jeff Potts from Bloomington, met last week with our lobbyist and began developing strategies.

We agreed to hold our first Legislative Committee meeting earlier than in the past. It will take place September 4th at 2 pm at the MCPA office in Woodbury. On behalf of the co-chairs, I’m inviting any member of the association to attend and be a part of the committee.  We need diverse voices. We need chiefs from large and small departments - from Greater Minnesota and the metro.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP the MCPA’s Joe Sheeran at [email protected] by August 29th.

In order to increase the likelihood that we will achieve a broad, statewide representation on the Legislative Committee, the co-chairs are asking that at least one chief from each region sit on the committee.  Chief Hugo McPhee from Three Rivers Park District contacted all of the Regional Reps this week and asked that they either volunteer to be on the Legislative Committee or choose a chief in their region to be on it.

Responsibilities of committee members may include: helping set the association’s agenda, contacting specific legislators on key issues, spreading the word in your region or area to other chiefs to contact their legislators, testifying at hearings and providing input on amendments to legislation.

Finally, after the Legislative Committee sets the agenda, MCPA staff will send out a short member survey that will ask for your opinions and thoughts on our agenda items. Your responses will help the committee and me get a better understanding of what the membership collectively thinks of the issues we’ll tackle in the next legislative session.

Thank you in advance for your help. The member survey we conducted in May indicated that most of you want the association to have a loud voice at the state capitol. We need strong participation on the committee and in the upcoming survey, however, to make sure our voice is actually heard.

 

Board of Directors

Chief Gordon Ramsay - President
Chief Hugo McPhee - Vice-President

Chief Rodney Seurer - 2nd Vice-President
Chief
Michael Goldstein - 3rd Vice-President
Director Cari Gerlicher - Treasurer
Chief David Ebinger - Secretary
Chief Jim Denny - Sergeant-At-Arms
Chief Jeff McCormick - Immediate Past-President

 

 

Chief David Bentrud - Director
Chief Paul Schnell - Director
Chief Tim  Eggebraaten - Director
Chief Jeff Tate - Director
Chief Daniel Hatten - Director
Chief Michael Risvold - Director
Chief Eric Klang - Director
Chaplain - Dan Carlson

Communication Notes

AUGUST 14, 2014

In This Issue...

  1. Executive Director's Report
  2. CLEO Certification
  3. Heroin summit coming to MN
  4. No fatalities in I90/94 challenge
  5. Round table on mental illness
  6. New sudden unexplained infant death investigation tool
  7. Ask the Chiefs
  8. Twitter feed gains followers
  9. Training

Job Openings:

MCPA seeks an Administrative Assistant
(part-time/20 hours per week, $16.00/hr)

Click here for more details 


In the news...

Scam ALERT:
Chief Seurer in Savage sent out an Infonet Alert this week about IRS phone scams. (Click here)

His department has also gotten complaints about the age-old summertime roofing scam.

This might be a good time for a reminder to citizens.

No warrant needed to search trash, [MN] court rules
(Star Tribune)

Gov. Dayton holds meetings on new railway safety regulations
(Dayton media release)

Intervening to keep mentally ill out of criminal justice system
(Sun Current)

Colorado marijuana tax coming in below projections
(Denver Post)


Changes coming to the DOJ's Equitable Sharing Request form (DAG-71) for forfeited funds.

Click here for more information.


We want to
hear from you

We welcome articles/content for this newsletter. Please submit articles/content to [email protected] by 10am Thursday each week.

Announcements run generally for one or two weeks and then we archive C-NOTES online for members.


Executive Director's Report

We need your help making MCPA a loud, clear voice at the capitol

News this week that Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won the state Republican Party’s endorsement for Governor reminded me again that the political season seems much longer than…our winters.

And, frankly, it is.

Politics hardly takes a break these days. Lawmakers schedule legislative hearings in the summer, run in primaries in August and campaign across the state pretty much all year.  It’s non-stop. With every House member and Governor Dayton up for re-election this fall, things will only get busier between now and November 4th.

With this in mind, we are getting organized as an association and setting our legislative agenda sooner rather than later. Our Legislative Committee Co-chairs, Chief Gordon Ramsay from Duluth and Chief Jeff Potts from Bloomington, met last week with our lobbyist and began developing strategies.

We agreed to hold our first Legislative Committee meeting earlier than in the past. It will take place September 4th at 2 pm at the MCPA office in Woodbury. On behalf of the co-chairs, I’m inviting any member of the association to attend and be a part of the committee.  We need diverse voices. We need chiefs from large and small departments - from Greater Minnesota and the metro.

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP the MCPA’s Joe Sheeran at [email protected] by August 29th.

In order to increase the likelihood that we will achieve a broad, statewide representation on the Legislative Committee, the co-chairs are asking that at least one chief from each region sit on the committee.  Chief Hugo McPhee from Three Rivers Park District contacted all of the Regional Reps this week and asked that they either volunteer to be on the Legislative Committee or choose a chief in their region to be on it.

Responsibilities of committee members may include: helping set the association’s agenda, contacting specific legislators on key issues, spreading the word in your region or area to other chiefs to contact their legislators, testifying at hearings and providing input on amendments to legislation.

Finally, after the Legislative Committee sets the agenda, MCPA staff will send out a short member survey that will ask for your opinions and thoughts on our agenda items. Your responses will help the committee and me get a better understanding of what the membership collectively thinks of the issues we’ll tackle in the next legislative session.

Thank you in advance for your help. The member survey we conducted in May indicated that most of you want the association to have a loud voice at the state capitol. We need strong participation on the committee and in the upcoming survey, however, to make sure our voice is actually heard.


Hundreds of chiefs visit CLEO Certification page

So far, there have been more than 440 hits to MCPA's newly unveiled CLEO Certification web page. Many of you have likely visited more than once, and we hope you've started the application process.

CLEO Certification is a voluntary, professional development program the association is undertaking in conjunction with several key partners, including the League of Minnesota Cities, the POST Board and representatives from higher education.

Apply Here

CLEO Certification is aimed at ensuring Minnesota law enforcement leaders are competent in a wide range of leadership skills, including operations and personnel management, personal development, finance and budgeting, technology, and ethics. Additional electives, such as diversity enhancement and emergency management, are also identified as key skills.

Why apply?

The MCPA Board and the CLEO Certification Task Force believe the training, education and public and professional service requirements of CLEO Certification provide a critical road map for current chiefs to succeed and for command staff looking to advance their careers. The program can also be used for succession planning.


PERF summit coming to MN to discuss heroin epidemic

September 4th, 8:30 a.m. – noon
Location TBA

From the core cities to parts of rural Minnesota, many of our law enforcement agencies have been hit by the recent heroin epidemic. Now, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) is bring a conversation about the issue here to Minnesota.

That discussion started last spring at a Washington D.C. summit with Minnesota Chiefs Janeé Harteau (Minneapolis) and Tom Smith (St. Paul) joining police leaders from across the nation.

Participants discussed the growing use of heroin and prescription opioid medications, and new efforts by police agencies to reduce overdose deaths by equipping officers with naloxone, a medication that can quickly stop the effects of a heroin overdose.

Minnesota's legislature recently widened allowances for who can carry and administer the medication. (For more on MN's new law, click here, see Narcan)

If you're interested in attending the Minnesota summit, please RSVP to Soline Simenauer at [email protected].

Click here to read PERF's invitation for more details.


No MN fatalities in I90/94 nationwide challenge

On behalf of the Minnesota State Patrol, thank you to those agencies who participated in the I90/94 Challenge August 1-4. The participation from agencies all across Minnesota was outstanding and resulted in visibility that was reported widely in the media and by the motoring public.

Sadly, there were two fatalities on I90/94 during the challenge dates, but none in Minnesota.

Nationwide, there were over 14,267 traffic stops made with 21,214 citations and warnings issued. Minnesota lead the charge when it came to proactive enforcement and education aimed at meeting our goal. 

Thank you again for your commitment to this project and traffic safety.

Matt,

Lt. Colonel Matt Langer
MN State Patrol

Click here for the weekend's full set of stats.


MCPA President Gordon Ramsay convening roundtable to address mental illness issues

Tuesday September 30th, 11-1:30
MCPA's Woodbury office 

MCPA President Gordon Ramsay, Duluth's Police Chief, wants your input to help address the impact mental illness is having on the criminal justice system. 

He's convening a roundtable next month to discuss current best practices and explore what the association can do to help. He's inviting all chiefs who would like to attend and take part in this important discussion. 

Chief Ramsay represents the association on the Minnesota Department of Human Services' mental illness work group. This group is examining what can be done to prevent mentally ill from incarceration and are working on a comprehensive plan to recommend to the 2015 Legislature. 

Chief Ramsay would like to share with the group the resources you'd like to see to help with this growing problem. 

USA Today recently did a special report on this issue. Click here to read the report.

Please RSVP for this meeting by emailing [email protected] or calling MCPA at (651) 457-0677.


New sudden unexplained infant death investigation tool going into effect

On September 1, the Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Reporting Form (SUIDIRF) will be required for all persons involved with conducting death scene investigations. It replaces the 2002 Infant Death Investigation Guidelines tools and protocol.

It was developed by the Centers for Disease Control to standardize sudden and unexplained infant death investigations.

For more information, go to the BCA's website.


Asking the Chiefs

City council candidate out for revenge:

What legal or other recourse does a small town chief have against a potential member of the city council whose sole purpose for running is to "get even" with police department staff because the city did not hire him as an officer or chief 18 years ago?


Our chief asking the question above believes this particular city council candidate has an obvious and well known personal vendetta against the PD and has no real desire to be a trustee of the people.

If you have any advice or have dealt with a similar issue, please shoot us an email at [email protected].


@MNPoliceChiefs Twitter feed gaining followers

MCPA's Twitter feed, @MNPoliceChiefs, is off to a solid start. So far, several key Minnesota capitol reporters are following us, along with a few dozen law enforcement agencies locally and nationally.

Thanks to those of you who added to our follower list!

The main objectives for launching our Twitter feed are to keep members better connected with the association and raise MCPA's profile among the media, legislative leaders, and general public.

The Twitter feed also allows us dispatch real time updates from the capitol when there are critical developments on legislation concerning public safety.

For example, Friday we were able to relay live updates from MN Department of Health's Medical Cannabis manufacturers hearing.

If you're on Twitter, make sure you go to @MNPoliceChiefs and click Follow.


Upcoming Trainings:

The CSI Effect: Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA

August 19th
Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall S-280
300 Nicollet Mall
FREE

The National Center for Victims of crime is pleased to announce a free one-day training opportunity on forensic DNA. “Maximizing the Potential of Forensic DNA” includes thought-provoking presentations from the nation’s leading experts in forensic DNA, from law enforcement to victims and advocates to scientific and public policy experts. It explores innovations in the criminal justice use of DNA.

The training is appropriate for all levels of DNA expertise and is open to all disciplines.

For more information and to register, visit Victimsofcrime.org

Contact Ilse Knecht at [email protected] or 646-620-5270.

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 Learn about MN's new laws related to sexual assault

August 21 @ 12:00, 1-hour webinar
hosted by the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The discussion will include changes to criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree, hospital notices to victims of sexual assault, unemployment benefits, sick and safe leave benefits and housing.

The webinar will also review the status of the Safe Harbor law responding to sexually exploited youth that went into effect on August 1.

To register or for more information, click here.

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Causes and Consequences of Pain Medication Abuse

September 26, 8:30 - 12:30
BCA

See the flyer for more information

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Minnesota Office of Justice Programs Victim Assistance Academy now accepting applications

October 1, 2, 3 and November 5, 6, 7
St. Cloud

The academy is designed for victim service providers (including volunteers) and criminal justice professionals who have direct contact with MN crime victims, and have five (or less) years' experience. Advanced professionals are welcome, as their expertise is a value to the program, yet the overall curriculum is foundation-level.

The application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2014! Applications can be found at the MN Office of Justice Programs

For questions, contact Joann Jones at 651.201.7318 or [email protected].

   _________________________________________________

Forensic Science Seminar

October 9-10
Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel in Brooklyn Center

Target Audience:

  • Physicians and Medical personnel
  • Attorneys
  • Law enforcement
  • Death investigators
  • Morticians/funeral directors

For more information, please visit mncmea.org

______________________________________________

Please visit MCPA's Trainings and Events page for an extensive list of law enforcement and leadership training opportunities.

 
 

Leadership Academy January 6 - 9, 2015

 

 

 


Contacts:

Joe Sheeran 651-368-2951
Andy Skoogman  651-485-7667


Evaluation -- Day 1

Evaluation -- Day 2

Evaluation -- Day 3

Evaluation -- Day 4

Overall Academy Evaluation

We're glad you've chosen to attend the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association’s Leadership Academy, which offers a deep curriculum in the areas of administrative and tactical leadership, presented by experienced instructors.

The Winter 2015 Leadership Academy will arm you with enhanced critical incident command skills, better tools to evaluate, motivate and improve staff performance, and improved community building techniques.  

We also hope this experience is enjoyable and educational and allows you the opportunity to network with your peers throughout the state.

Click on the links below to find key materials you will need for the Leadership Academy:

Please feel free to contact your instructors or the staff of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association should you have questions or need assistance in law enforcement matters.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions or issues (even last minute problems), please contact the MCPA’s Training and Communications Coordinator Joe Sheeran at 651-368-2951 or Executive Director Andy Skoogman at 651-485-7667.


FOR INSTRUCTORS ONLY: Upload updated or new presentations here

 
 Click here for a printable schedule

Tuesday
 January 6
Wednesday
January 7
Thursday
January 8
Friday
January 9
 

0800 - 0815

Welcome
A. Skoogman - MCPA
(Read Bio)

0815 – 1115
Leadership Today
(Presentation)

M. Goldstein-Plymouth PD
(Read Bio)

1115 - 1130
Training Partner Presentation
Bio-Tec

 

0745 - 800
Concordia University

0800 – 1000
Supervisor Interventions
(Presentation) (SARA Handout)

L. Austin (Bio) /T. Fischer (Bio)
Columbia Heights PD

1015 – 1130
Chaos Response:
Bank Robbery/Hostage
(Presentation)

B. Nagel – West St. Paul PD
(Read Bio)

 

0800 - 1100

Critical Incident Mgt.
(Presentation to be posted)

T. Stoltzman Anoka County
(Read Bio)

G. Hayes Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(Read Bio)

1115-1215
Officer Involved Shooting-The Investigation and Supervisors Role
(Presentation)

D. Newhouse (Read Bio)
C. Museus (Read Bio)
BCA

 

0810-0830

MCPA

0830 - 1030
Ethical Considerations
(Presentation) (Handout)

J. Bermel – Apple Valley PD
(Read Bio)


1045 - 1200
Reflections on Leadership
(Presentation)

S. Meagher – State Patrol
(Read Bio)

1130 – 1200 LUNCH
Sponsored by MCPA Training Partner  Bio-Tec
1130 – 1200 LUNCH
1215 1300 LUNCH


 1200 Class Adjourns

 

1200 – 1345

Today’s New Supervisor--Do’s and Dont’s/Community Relations
(Presentation)

K. McCarthy – Lino Lakes PD
(Read Bio)


1400 – 1530
Minneapolis PD
Accent Signage Shooting
w/media debrief


1545-1745
Motivation/Team-building
(Presentation)

E. Scheider - Roseville PD
(Read Bio)

R. Gullickson - Three Rivers PD


1745  Check-in at Education Center

1815 - NETWORKING NIGHT
DINNER AT VIKING CLUB

 

1200 – 1400

Evaluations and Performance Appraisals
(Presentation)

D. Hatten - Hutchinson PD
(Read Bio)

1410 – 1515
Data Practices
(Presentation)

P. Ivy – Carver Cty Asst Atty
(Read Bio)


1515 - 1645
Complaint Sorting/ Handling and Disciplinary Process
(Presentation)

M. Flaherty - Richfield PD
(Read Bio)

 
1645 - DINNER-Snack Bar       


1730-1930
Diversity/Media Relations (Presentation)           

P. Schnell – Maplewood PD
(Read Bio)

 

1300 – 1430

Chaos Response:
Degidio Investigation
Moorhead PD
(Presentation)

D.Ebinger (Read Bio)
S. Monroe (Read Bio)
Moorhead PD

 

1445  – 1615
Technology for Today’s Supervisor
(Presentation)

R. Kapaun-Eden Prairie PD
(Read Bio)


1615-DINNER


1715-1915
The First 90 Minutes-Critical Incident Stress Management
(Presentation)

M. Glassberg - Hopkins PD
(Read Bio)

R. Flaten - Burnsville PD
(Read Bio)

A. Hewitt - Ramsey County
(Bio Coming)

T. Radant - Allied Health
(Read Bio)

 
 
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