Latest News

March 2017
MCCA Statement regarding FirstNet Announcement (pdf)

March 2017
PELI IV Class Completes Program

March 2017
Chief Janee Harteau - Fortune Top Leader

February 2017
Darrel Stephens to Receive Sir Robert Peel Medal for Evidence-Based Policing (pdf)

February 2017
President Trump Speaks to MCCA and MCSA - February 8, 2017

January 2017
Police Superheros or Villains?

October 2016
LAPD Charlie Beck Receives MCCA 2016 Leadership Award (pdf)

October 2016
MCCA Report "Officer Involved Shootings and the Implications of Video Evidence" (pdf)

August 2016
MCCA President Tom Manger Featured in Overdose Awareness Day Video

April 2016
National Homeland Security Consortium - 2016 National Issues Brief

April 2016
MCCA Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) III

March 2016
MCCA Supports US Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland (pdf)

February 2016
Board Election Results

January 2016
PERF Introduces Guiding Principles on Use of Force

January 2016
Chuck Ramsey Retires

October 2015
MCCA Policy - News Media Coverage of Mass Shootings (pdf)

October 2015
Five MCCA Presidents

October 2015
Ramsey Receives MCCA Leadership Award

October 2015
DeWitt Honored for his contributions to MCCA

October 2015
MCCA Members Play Important Role in LE Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

October 2015
Bill Blair Wins Election to Parliament

October 2015
Influential Police Chiefs

October 2015
Commissioner Ramsey Announces Retirement

August 2015
MCCA President Thomas Manger Selected as Peacemaker of the Year (pdf)

June 2015
MCCA New Board Members

June 2015
MCCA Meets in Nashville to Discuss the President's TF Recommendations

June 2015
MCCA Adopts Resolution Supporting the Presidents TF Recommendations (pdf)

June 2015
MCCA Adopts Wrongful Conviction Policy Statement (pdf)

June 2015
MCCA Seeking Applicants for PELI III (pdf)

May 2015
MCCA Releases Statement on the Presidents Executive Order on Military Equipment (pdf)

May 2015
MCCA President Tom Manger Talks About Baltimore

April 2015
MCCA Chiefs Attend White House Working Session on Data Innovations for Transparency and Accountability In Policing

April 2015
PELI II Cohort Completes Program

March 2015
MCCA on PBS News Hour

March 2015
President's TF on 21st Century Policing

February 2015
Bill Blair Retirement Gala

December 2014
Letter from Commissioner Bill Bratton to MCCA (pdf)

December 2014
President's TF on 21st Century Policing

December 2014
Co-Chairs Chuck Ramsey and Laurie Robinson on Morning Edition

December 2014
MCCA Chiefs on CBS Nightly News

December 2014
Chuck Ramsey Appointed by President Obama to CoChair Task Force on 21st Century Policing

November 2014
New Report: Policing Canada in the 21st Century

October 2014
Bill Lansdowne Receives MCCA Leadership Award

October 2014
MCCA Recognizes Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Chief Chris Burbank

October 2014
MCCA Board Elections - Manger President - McCarthy First Vice President

October 2014
BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership Website Launch

September 2014
Salt Lake City Chief Chris Burbank Appointed to FirstNet Board (pdf)

August 2014
Ramsey's Ice Bucket Challenge

August 2014
Harvard Executive Session on Policing publishes Wrongful Convictions Paper (pdf)

August 2014
National Forensic Science Week August 10-16

Articles

See attached report on license plate readers.

MCCA License Plate Reader Survey - 2013 (pdf)

Publications

MCCA released the violent crime statistics for 2016/2015. Reported violent crime increased again in 2016 for over almost 2/3rds of the 69 agencies providing data. The Police Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization, together with the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), jointly release a report entitled, Reducing Violent Crime in American Cities: An Opportunity to Lead. The report provides more than 25 recommendations for the new Administration and Congress, to strengthen federal-local partnerships and support local efforts to reduce violent crime.The MCCA report on our discussions on the President's 21st Century TF has been published by the COPS Office. MCCA hosted a Summit with the ICMA in August on improving police community relations with the support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. See the attached report. MCCA/COPS publication - study on the impact of the Great Recession on community policing.New MCCA/COPS Publication The MCCA HR Committee has released their 2015 report. The Committee always focuses on a topic that is of current interest to the field. This year's report is titled: Engagement-Based Policing: The What, How, and Why of Community EngagementThe MCCA 2014 Annual Report is available.The MCCA Human Resources Committee has completed its report on recruiting. Each year the committee selects a topic of concern and interest and prepares a report to assist agencies in addressing the topic. This report "To Serve Better By Reflecting the Community" addressing issues and challenges in recruiting and selection. As a member of the NIJ/Harvard Executive Session on Policing Chuck Ramsey wrote a paper titled The Challenges of Policing in a Democratic Society: A Personal Journey Toward Understanding. It has been published and very much worth reading. The MCCA 2013 Annual Report is available.MCCA Intelligence Commanders Report. An In-Depth Look at the Benefits, Requirements, and Challenges of Establishing a Social Networking Platform for Law EnforcementWhite Paper by the Homeland Security Committee May 2008MCC Model Training Bulletin on Law Enforcement Safety Act by Craig Ferrell, MCC General Counsel, Houston PD MCC Model Training Bulletin on Law Enforcement Safety Act by Craig Ferrell, MCC General Counsel, Houston PD

Congressional Testimony

On July 21 MCCA President Tom Manger testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Immigration Enforcement Policies. His testimony focused on the limited role of Chiefs and Sheriffs, Community Trust and Legal Authority. He reviewed the MCCA Policy on Immigration as well. HIs full testimony is attached. MCCA President Charles Ramsey signed a letter with six other Association Presidents expressing opposition to a proposal to transfer Fusion Center analysts to the 12 DNI Regions. The letter also opposes the restriction of the DHS Office of Intelligence Analysis from developing products that are of value to fusion centers and state and local law enforcement. The letter was addressed to the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Boston Commissioner Ed Davis testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on July 10, 2013. A copy of his testimony is attached. MCCA President Charles Ramsey testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today Improving Emergency Communications. He represented MCCA, PERF and the Public Safety Alliance which has been leading the fight to have the "D" Block allocated to public safety. See the attachement for the full testimony.

Major Cities Chiefs Position Papers

MCCA members adopted the following policy statement at the winter meeting in Washington DC on February 9, 2017. The draft statement was prepared by the MCCA Legal Advisors Group and adopted with minor revisions from members.With the advent of new encryption methods for communications devices, American Law Enforcement is rapidly losing the capability to lawfully obtain information necessary to protect the public from crime and violence. MCCA and MCSA have prepared a white paper on encryption. MCCA adopted a position statement on marijuana at the Summer meeting in San Francisco. See attached statement. Letter in opposition