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 MCPA Releases New DV Firearms Prohibition Policy

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The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) is a nonprofit, professional membership organization with the mission of bringing the highest quality of police services to the people of Minnesota.

The MCPA'S vision is to be the recognized voice for professional law enforcement in Minnesota.

The association was founded in 1954 as a training and social organization to network and exchange ideas between law enforcement executives.

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2015 Executive Training Institute

April 20-22,

St. Cloud-River’s Edge Convention Center

ETI Final Program


CLEO and Command Academy

June 8-12, 2015

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Leadership Academy

August 25-28, 2015

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Instructor Development Seminar





This seminar will provide practical information for instructors.   It will emphasize adult learning principles and will examine how to apply those principles in instructing.  The training is designed to increase trainer effectiveness.  It will explore how to manage intergenerational learning styles.  This one day event will feature John Adie, long time trainer for the FBI.


Space is limited.  Preference given to MCPA Instructors.


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Law Enforcement Job Opportunities



Minnesota’s Highway Watch Program Seeks Law Enforcement Professionals

The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) is seeking active and retired law enforcement professionals to serve as paid regional trainers for Minnesota’s Highway Watch program. Highway Watch is a national security initiative that utilizes America’s transportation professionals to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. Who is better to provide this training than police officers who can provide real-life stories to these sessions? If you are interested in becoming a paid Highway Watch trainer, contact Paul Daugs, Highway Watch program manager by e-mail [email protected] or by phone (651)-646-7351. For more information on Highway Watch visit




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League of MN Cities - City Jobs







Minnesota Police and
Sheriff's Department Links  





Following are websites to Minnesota police and sheriff's departments.  If your Agency is not listed and you would like a link your department's website listed, please contact Mary at 651-457-0677 or 800-377-4058 or [email protected].



Austin Police Department 


Bemidji Police Department


Bloomington Police Department


Buffalo Police Department


Brainerd Police Department


Braham Police Department


Brooklyn Park Police Department


Chaska Police Department


Cleveland Police Department


Cold Spring Police Department


Dayton Police Department\


Deep Haven Police Department


Detroit Lakes Police Department


Duluth Police Department


East Grand Forks Police Department


Edina Police Department



Fairmont Police Department



Farmington Police Department


Forrest Lake Police Department


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Hibbing Police Department


International Falls Police Department


Lakes Area Police Department 


Maple Grove Police Department


Marsall Police Department


Medina Police Department


Minneapolis Police Department


Minnetonka Police Department


MinnesotaSheriffs Assn.


Red Wing Police Department


Richfield Police Department



Rochester Police Department




Saint Paul Police Department



Savage Police Department


U/M Police Department


White Bear Lake Police Department


Willmar Police Department


Woodbury Police Department


Worthington Police Department























































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