MPCA Membership Benefits

MPCA Membership Benefits

The Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Inc. (MPCA) was founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1954 as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) corporation to encourage and advance the professional development to chiefs of police and executive law enforcement personnel throughout the State of Missouri.

MPCA looks at law enforcement issues through the eyes of the law enforcement supervisor. The purposes and activities of the association are based on the belief that local police executives possess a thorough knowledge of the law enforcement needs of their jurisdictions and the state in general.

MPCA members work with local elected officials, government agencies, regulatory entities and the state and federal legislature to address all issues affecting the public safety and the criminal justice system.  Which includes; safety, technology, training, and prevention.

Now, over four decades after its founding, MPCA continues to actively seek ways to promote the professionalism of law enforcement administration, to speak in a strong voice for the membership and the profession on issues that confront law enforcement and to encourage high ethical standards of conduct among law enforcement administrators.

MPCA's membership now includes the law enforcement management personnel of over 600 departments and agencies in Missouri - representing more than 5 million people across the state.

MPCA members are active in these areas...

Two-way Communication - Exchange of up-to-date information about trends in the law enforcement management profession through meetings, special reports, publications, correspondence, broadcast fax messages, Internet web page, conferences, and telephone calls.

Legislative Research - Provide educational and information service on law enforcement issues to agencies and regulatory bodies, members of the Missouri Legislature, and Missouri's Congressional delegation in Washington. Work closely with the Missouri law enforcement coalition and other law enforcement organizations to represent and advance the views of public law enforcement practitioners.

Continuing Education - Opportunities for professional growth and self-development for members through economical and high quality training seminars, workshops, web based training, and programs emphasizing continuing education. MPCA was one of the first organizations to become an approved provider of continuing education courses under the authorization of the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission.

Public Relations - Promotes an understanding of the law enforcement management profession among the general public.

Networking - Some of the best ideas come from conversations with friends and peers.  With a membership with MPCA you will be able to communicate with your peers all over the state, not just in your area.

MPCA is proud of its close working relationship with all major state and federal governmental agencies, other law enforcement member associations, the Missouri State Highway patrol, training academies, individual police and sheriff departments, and its unique relationship with the Missouri Special Olympics.


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