Welcome to the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) website. MCCA is a professional association of Chiefs and Sheriffs representing the largest cities in the United States and Canada. MCCA membership is comprised of Chiefs and Sheriffs of the sixty-nine largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and nine largest in Canada. They serve 79.9 million people (65.7 US and 14.2 Canada) with a workforce of 251,082 (222,973 US and 28,110 Canada) officers and non-sworn personnel.

MCCA was formed in 1949 to provide a forum for executives to share ideas, experiences and strategies for addressing the challenges of policing large urban communities. While the forum remains a primary purpose, as MCCA has grown its purpose has expanded to include:

  • To influence national public policy on law enforcement matters
  • To enhance the development of current and future leaders
  • To encourage and sponsor research

MCCA's U.S. members are very active in advisory roles to the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and are frequently invited to testify before Congress. Our Canadian members serve in similar roles in their countries.

Navigate through our website to learn more about our member cities, our leadership, and our positions on modern policing issues and best practices.


May 27, 2020

MCCA Statement on the Death of George Floyd

May 15, 2020

MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing First Quarter 2020 and 2019

May 09, 2020

US Conference of Mayors and MCCA Request Fiscal Assistance To Address Financial Toll on City Budgets Due to COVID-19

Apr 20, 2020

Letter from FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

County Executives, Mayors, Sheriffs and Police Chiefs request meeting with President Trump to discuss current obstacles and anticipated challenges facing the entire first responder community.

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