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.


Jun 14, 2019

MCCA Executive Director Position Announcement

Jun 12, 2019

Nominations for the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing

Jun 04, 2019

2018 Annual Report

May 30, 2019

Major Cities Chiefs Form Immigration Working Group

May 20, 2019

PELI I Grad - Russ Hamill Named Chief in Laurel MD

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