The MCPA holds an annual conference each October. The conference features the annual general membership meeting, multiple educational breakout sessions, a chance to meet various vendors, social networking opportunities, an awards recognition event, a silent auction, and social activities. Elections for MCPA Board of Directors positions are also held at the conference.
The conference is open to all state, county, tribal, and local law enforcement employees, as well as any person employed by a private enterprise in a safety, loss, or crime prevention position. Licensed peace officers receive 8 POST credit hours for attending the conference.
Join the 2017 event!
October 16th - October 17th, 2017
Holiday Inn, St. Cloud.
Richard Stanek (Hennepin County Sheriff)
"Addressing the Opioid Epidemic"
Assorted presentations involving crime prevention aspects include:
- Social Media
- Grant Writing – What’s Next?
- Drug and Offender Trends
- Hotel Interdiction – Building Relationships
- Elder Abuse Information
- Outreach to Multicultural Communities
- Safe Police Interactions
- Human Trafficking
- Crime Prevention 101
- COP House Project
- Establishing a Crisis Intervention Team
- and many more!!!
Additionally, stay for the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday for a wonderful meal and to honor all of the great crime prevention work being done in Minnesota and those responsible for the efforts. Please remember to submit your award nominations early so those responsible for positive work in your communities are recognized.
Registration form for the 2017 Conference and further information are in the link below. We hope to see you in October!
Minnesota Crime Prevention Association Awards
All too often good work in crime prevention goes unrecognized or is taken for granted. MCPA promotes the opportunity to recognize individuals, groups, and organizations that go the extra step in the area of crime prevention. Six separate awards can be given to individuals or groups that support their communities and their organizations through their crime prevention efforts at the annual conference.
Volunteer/Citizen Award: This award shall be given to a person or persons who have demonstrated by their actions, a furthering of Crime Prevention efforts in a given community or specific area.
Business/Civic Organization Award: This award shall be given to a group or organization that has assisted with Crime Prevention programs in a given area.
Law Enforcement Officer/Specialist Award: This award shall be given to a law enforcement officer or specialist, who is an active member of the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association who by their actions has demonstrated an exceptional performance of their duties.
Crime Prevention Team Award: This award shall be given to an outstanding Crime Prevention Team for its consistent outstanding efforts in a specific role and activities in Crime Prevention.
Practitioner of the Year Award: This award shall be given out annually, to any certified practitioner of the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, who has demonstrated outstanding abilities by their actions in the area of crime prevention and service to the public.
Rosie Griep Legacy Award: This award shall consist of nominations from the membership, for any member of the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association who has given a significant contribution to Crime Prevention efforts for at least ten (10) years or more.
Charles Rix Award of Excellence: Consideration for this award will be given when the virtues of vision, leadership and success converge in an individual or group for efforts in crime prevention.
Past Award Recipients
winners for 2017
Business: Cabela's, Rogers MN
Citizen/Volunteer: Bob Hughes, KNSI Radio, St. Cloud MN
Team: Metro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Specialist: Julie Janke, Chaska PD
Rosie Griep: RuthAnn Eide, Saint Paul PD
Charles Rix: Patty Wetterling, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
winners for 2016
Business: Plymouth Station Holiday, Owners: Jerry Robbins and Liz Robbins-Nalezny
Citizen/Volunteer: Rob Riley, Volunteer with Richfield PD
Team: Lake Area Law Enforcement Association, Brainered Lakes Area
Specialist: Todd Strege, Maple Grove PD
Rosie Griep: Jill Ondrey, Eagan PD
Charles Rix: James Caauwe, Savage PD
winners for 2013
Business: Opportunity Neighborhood
Citizen/Volunteer: Kersten Beckstrom, Plymouth PD
Practitioner: Joanne Paul, Golden Valley PD
Team: Jay and Deanna Jeurgens, Bloomington PD
Specialist: James Caauwe, Savage PD
Rosie Griep: Pam Walter, Apple Valley PD
Charles Rix: AAA Minnesota/Iowa
winners for 2014
Business: Steve Nauer, Supt Of Street Maintenance- City of Brooklyn Park
Volunteer: Mark Jones, CERT Commander- City of Chaska
Specialist: Janna Grassel, Shakopee PD
Rosie Griep: Monica Jensen, Dakota County Attorney's Office
Charles Rix: Ryan Kapaun, Eden Prairie PD
winners for 2015
Business: Paul Espey, St. Francis Regional Medical Center
Volunteer: Peggy Hiestand-Garri, AARP
Practitioner: Jim Long, Plymouth PD
Specialist: Terry Dehmer, Brooklyn Park PD
Rosie Griep: Becky Boie, Brooklyn Center PD
Charles Rix: Gerry Gibbs, Brooklyn Park PD
winners for 2010
Business: New Hope Bowl, Greg Bender
Officer: Clara Just, White Bear Lake PD
Practitioner: Jill Ondrey, Eagan PD
Team: DART (Domestic Abuse Response Team), Eden Prairie PD
Rosie Griep: Ann Marie Buck, Hopkins PD
Charles Rix: City of Brooklyn Park (problem property)
winners for 2011
Citizen/Volunteer: Robin Martinson, Brooklyn Park PD
Specialist: Jean Levisee, New Hope PD
Officer: Roxanne Schreder, Sherburne County SO
Team: Barb Russo and Betsy Sell, Ramsey County SO
Rosie Griep: Terry Thornton, Coon Rapids PD
Charles Rix: Angela Haseman, Plymouth PD
winners for 2012
Citizen/Volunteer: Pam Kleinschmidt, Duluth PD
Volunteer/Group: West Saint Paul Reserves
Practitioner: Julie Janke, Chaska PD
Team: Savage Police Crime Prevention Team
Officer: Nichole Korth, New Hope PD
Charles Rix: Jolynn Christianson, MSP Airport Police
winners for 2007
Business: MN County Attorneys Association - Revealing Meth project
Citizens: Bloomington Crime Prevention Association
Volunteer: Lisa Marvin, St. Cloud
Specialist: Dawn Kolstad, St. Cloud PD
Team: Rosseau County Prevention Coalition (Brenda Arntzen & Tammie Doebler)
Rosie Griep: Rick Moeller, North Memorial Hospital Security
Charles Rix: Monica Jensen, Dakota County Attorney's Office
winners for 2008
Business: AAA Minnesota/Iowa
Practitioner: Chris Boyce, Mankato PD
Specialist: Geri Gibbs, Brooklyn Park PD
Officer: Angela Haseman, Plymouth PD
Rosie Griep: Nicole Nelson, Minnetonka PD
Charles Rix: Deb Griffith, City of South St. Paul
winners for 2009
Business: MN Multi-Housing Association
Citizen: Ray Tandeski, New Brighton PD
Volunteer: Jimmy Brand, Mound PD
Practitioner: Laura Landes, Anoka County SO
Team: Rick Bussler & Jim Schiffman, Lakeville PD
Charles Rix: Hennepin County SO Water Patrol
Winners for 2004
Business: MN Twins (Peter Martin)
Volunteer: Peter Anglero, Waite Park PD (Watch Your Car)
Specialist: Mui Le, Minneapolis PD
Officer: Ed Gabrysh, Richfield PD
Rosie Griep: Niki Pierson, Bloomington PD
winners for 2005
Business: M & H Appliance, St. Cloud (Bob Regan & Pete Matter)
Volunteer: Jeremy Shackle, New Brighton PD
Officer: Joe Ogren, Richfield PD
Rosie Griep: Jim Caauwe, Bloomington PD
Winners for 2006
Business/ Civic: Caribou Coffee (Jennifer Schaefer & Mike Carlson)
Volunteer: Terry Sylvester, St. Cloud PD
Specialist: Becky Boie, Brooklyn Center PD
Officer: Terry Thornton, Coon Rapids PD
Team: Darrell Hildebrant & Ken Plummer, Rochester PD
Rosie Griep: Joanne Paul, Golden Valley
Winners for 2000
Specialist: Monica Bogner, Apple Valley PD
Winners for 2001
Business: Mira Mar Inc., Plymouth (Laura Gibson)
Business: Ted Bigos Company (Gary Freer, Jennifer Brook, Colleen Hauser)
Volunteer: Ted Sims, Detroit Lakes
Specialist: David Rowe, Sioux Falls, SD
Officer: Kevin Flynn, Nobles County Sheriff
Rosie Griep: Jim Mercer received special recognition (including MCPA jacket)
Winners for 2002
Business: Park Press, Waite Park (Jim Blornrner & Kathy Czeck)
Volunteer: Kathleen Juenemann, Maplewood
Specialist: Alicia Mages, Waite Park PD
Officer: JoEllen Rutzen, Apple Valley PD
winners for 2003
Business: Park Printing, Minneapolis (Mike Koloski)
Volunteer: Vern Waldner, Anoka County SO & Coon Rapids PD
Officer: Jim Roberts, Golden Valley PD
Team: Meredith Voglund & Sgt. Richard Duncan, St. Paul PD (Metro Graffiti)
MCPA Annual Conference
The MCPA hosts an annual statewide conference in October of each year. This conference features; educational breakout sessions, exhibitors, silent auction, Bingo, and several networking opportunities. The conference is a great way to learn about crime prevention topics and network with a variety of officers from many different agencies throughout Minnesota.