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The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association

Our Vision

To be the recognized voice for professional law enforcement in Minnesota.

Our Mission

To bring the highest quality police services to the people of Minnesota.

Our Values

Integrity and Honesty Dedication and Commitment Professionalism and Dignity Responsibility and Accountability Innovation and Teamwork Community Service  

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association reached its 50th birthday in 2004 with over 500 members and an impressive list of programs and services. In 1954 there were 34 charter members led by President Frank Broderius of Hutchinson. The Association was formed as a fraternal organization and Secretary George Roope of the Austin P.D. described one of the immediate benefits of membership as, “one or more get-togethers a year where we exchange experiences and ideas.”  The exchange of experience and ideas remains one of the greatest benefits of the Association today.

Cavers Rofidal

Our first Treasurer, G.R. Cavers, Fairmont P.D. and early member Louis Rofidal, Brainerd P.D.

The initiation fee was $2.00 and each member paid $3.00 a year in dues. The first annual meeting was held at the Albert Lea High School and was followed by a dance for the members and their spouses. Each year we host over 800 people at our annual convention. The four day event features nationally known speakers and an awards banquet that recognizes the great work done by the men and women of law enforcement in Minnesota .

We have come a long way in 50 years but we remain true to the values of our founders. They had a vision for law enforcement and a mission to provide the very highest level of service to our citizens. Today, our Association provides services, training and programs that are designed to fulfill the goals of a small group of dedicated chiefs who first met in the office of the Minneapolis Police Chief in 1954. So many things have changed - but the core values remain the same.


 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.
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