KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE
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.
In 2020, it is recommended that you delay your National Night Out / Night to Unite celebration until the first Tuesday in October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crime Free Multi-Housing
A program to help reduce crime and quality of life issues within rental communities by creating partnerships between residents, management, and law enforcement.
Night to Unite
A statewide celebration that occurs every August in order to strengthen neighborhood comradery and create partnerships between residents and their local law enforcement.
A competition that occurs annually to teach hundreds of youth throughout the state who all have interests in law enforcement careers.
As a member of the MCPA you have access to various member resources within the website including handouts, crime prevention PDF’s, & PowerPoints on many topics that are to be adapted and used by your agency. You also receive sports trading cards featuring crime prevention tips and discounted rates for MCPA sponsored trainings.
Member Resources Include:
- Conference Presentations
- Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH)
- Crime Prevention Resources
- Additional Member Assets (PPT, Printed Material & Videos)
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.