President’s Letter

President’s Letter

Dear MCPA Member,

The Minnesota Crime Prevention Association (MCPA) is a state wide, non-profit organization of citizens, law enforcement officers and crime prevention professionals who work together to develop, promote and advance crime prevention programs.  The MCPA was established in 1973 and is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.

I would like to personally welcome and thank each of you for your new or continued membership with MCPA.  It is an exciting time for the Association as we continue to grow, take on new challenges, motivate and respond to the changing landscape of our communities and offer continued support for our local law enforcement partners.

Some of the activities MCPA is involved with annually include hosting the fall Crime Prevention Conference, organizing a “Night to Unite” breakfast kick off and providing resources for the August event, and supplying crime prevention items and trainings to various public/private and law enforcement groups.  We also offer assistance to and sponsor/evaluate Law Enforcement Explorer events.

As a member, you will have access to our updated website, free printed resources, PowerPoint presentations and PDF downloads.  You are also eligible for our free crime prevention trading cards, e-newsletter and discounted rates for our annual conference and trainings.  We are currently working on hosting a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) training in Apple Valley and possibly some drone training in the near future.

Crime Prevention is an exciting area in which to work, and your board will continue to strive to make sure the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association remains current and relevant.   Thank you for your participation and we look forward to working with you.


JoLynn Christianson
Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, President
MSP Airport Police Officer