MCPA Legislator Recognition Program

The MCPA's Legislator Recognition Program recognizes members of the Minnesota House or Senate or the state’s Congressional delegation for their leadership and support on important legislation impacting law enforcement and public safety.  The 2019 award recipient is Representative Dave Pinto of St. Paul.

During the 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session, Rep. Pinto's relentless work and dedication to reducing gun violence resulted in the most significant legislative movement to require criminal background checks on all private gun sales in Minnesota. 

Rep. Pinto (DFL-St. Paul) is a staunch supporter of training for law enforcement to better help cops investigate human trafficking, mental health crises and many other topics that law enforcement is facing across Minnesota. 

He has a unique perspective coming from the Ramsey County Attorney’s office and is one of the most thoughtful and thorough legislators at the capitol. 

For these reasons and others, the MCPA Board of Directors is honored to present Rep. Pinto with the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association's Legislator Recognition Award for 2019

MCPA Legislator Recognition Awardees
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Sen. Ron Latz
St. Louis Park

Rep. Tony Cornish
Lake Crystal

Rep. Nick Zerwas
Elk River

Rep. Debra Hilstrom
Brooklyn Center

Rep. Dave Pinto
St. Paul