The Minnesota Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) is a statewide, non-profit organization of citizens, law enforcement officers, and crime prevention practitioners who work together to promote, develop, and advance crime prevention programs. The mission of the MCPA is to provide leadership to empower community members in crime prevention efforts and to promote a safe, crime-free environment in Minnesota. MCPA and its members foster cooperation, encourage the exchange of information, provide leadership, and seek involvement from all segments of society to expand, improve and develop, and promote crime prevention programs throughout Minnesota
MCPA was established in 1973 and is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors who strive to meet the needs of the membership. The MCPA Board of Directors is comprised of 5 to 15 people who are elected by the membership to serve one or two year terms.
Elected positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant-At-Arms and Board Members at Large. The MCPA Board meets on a monthly basis and meetings are open to all members.
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.