Latest News

September 2020
PELI VI Grad Named Virginia Beach Chief

August 2020
MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing Midyear 2020 and 2019 (pdf)

June 2020
MCCA Law Enforcement Reform Policy Statement (pdf)

June 2020
MCCA Calls for Informed Approach to Reform (pdf)

June 2020
MCCA Members Pen Open Letter (pdf)

June 2020
PELI VII Grad Named Boise Police Chief

May 2020
MCCA Statement on the Death of George Floyd (pdf)

May 2020
MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing First Quarter 2020 and 2019 (pdf)

May 2020
US Conference of Mayors and MCCA Request Fiscal Assistance To Address Financial Toll on City Budgets Due to COVID-19 (pdf)

April 2020
Letter from FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding COVID-19 (pdf)

March 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. (pdf)

March 2020
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread (pdf)

March 2020
Public Safety Organizations Support President to Open Resources for All COVID-19 Affected Areas (pdf)

March 2020
PELI I Grad Heston Silbert Named AZ Director of Public Safety

March 2020
CDC Guidelines - Coronavirus Disease (pdf)

February 2020
PELI VI Grad Scott Kreher named Chief of MARTA Police

February 2020
MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing 2019 and 2018 (pdf)

January 2020
PELI I Grad Freddy Ramirez Named Miami-Dade Police Director

January 2020
PELI II Graduate Danielle Outlaw Named Philadelphia Police Commissioner

December 2019
PELI VI Grad Tom Quinlan Named Columbus Chief

December 2019
We Remember Houston Police Sergeant Christopher Brewster

December 2019
Promising Practices in Forensic Lab Intelligence—Sharing Lab Intelligence to Enhance Investigations and Intelligence Operations (pdf)

November 2019
MCCA Selects Jason Olin as Director of Government Affairs (pdf)

November 2019
Houston Executive Assistant Chief Matt Slinkard Appointed to First Responder Network Authority Board (pdf)

November 2019
MCCA Violent Crime Report Comparing Third Quarter 2019 and 2018 (pdf)

November 2019
MCCA 2019 National Threat Picture (NTP) Report (pdf)

October 2019
PELI I Grad - Peter Sloly Named Chief in Ottawa

October 2019
Mayors and Police Chiefs Urge Background Check Legislation (pdf)

August 2019
MCCA Members Urge Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence (pdf)

June 2019
MCCA Executive Director Position Announcement (pdf)

March 2019
PELI VI Class Completes Program

February 2019
MCCA 2018 National Threat Picture (NTP) Report (pdf)

August 2018
MCCA Establishes Public Information Officers Committee (pdf)

June 2018
MCCA Firearms Violence Press Release and Policy (pdf)

April 2018
CRI-TAC Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (pdf)

March 2018
PELI V Class Completion

October 2017
MCCA President Tom Manger & 1st VP Art Acevedo Honored

October 2017
Las Vegas Shooting - MCCA President Tom Manger Statement

August 2017
MCCA Board Selects Richard Myers as Executive Director

August 2017
Chief Richard W. Myers Selected as Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Executive Director

August 2017
PELI II Graduate Danielle Outlaw Selected to be Portland OR Chief

July 2017
MCCA President Tom Manger’s Reaction to the President’s Comments on Use of Force (pdf)

July 2017
PELI IV Graduate U. Renee Hall Named Dallas Police Chief

July 2017
Dallas Selects PELI IV Grad U. Renee Hall as Police Chief

June 2017
MCCA PELI V - Seeking Applicants (pdf)

June 2017
MCCA Adopts Policy on Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System (pdf)

May 2017
PELI IV Graduate Ramon Batista Selected as Chief in Mesa AZ

May 2017
PELI IV Graduate Charlie Vazquez - Director of Public Safety and Security - Tampa International Airport (pdf)

May 2017
PELI IV Graduate Mike Soelburg Named Chief in Gilbert AZ

March 2017
MCCA Statement regarding FirstNet Announcement (pdf)

Press Releases

July 2020
Chiefs Address Federal Involvement in Major Cities (pdf)

August 2019
MCCA Board Selects Laura J. Cooper as Executive Director (pdf)

May 2019
Major Cities Chiefs Form Immigration Working Group (pdf)

July 2017
Major Cities Chiefs Applaud Attorney General’s Announcement on Civil Asset Forfeiture (pdf)

July 2017
Major Cities Chiefs Applaud Attorney General’s Announcement on Civil Asset Forfeiture

June 2017
MCCA Supports Texas Members Opposition to SB 4 (pdf)

January 2017
U.S. Mayors, Police Chiefs Concerned with Sanctuary Cities Executive Order (pdf)

July 2016
MCCA Statement on Dallas Attack (pdf)

April 2016
New U.S. Senate Encryption Bill Will Saves Lives (pdf)

June 2013
Acevedo OpEd on Immigration - 2013

April 2013
MCCA Board OPed on Guns (pdf)

January 2010
MCC President Davis and delegation meet with FCC Chairman Genachowski on 700 MHZ issues (pdf)

October 2009
LAPD announces "Officer - Involved Shooting Investigations" workshop to be held on April 20-22 2010 (pdf)

September 2009
Chief Bratton Testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce , Subcommittee on Communication, Technology, and the Internet. (pdf)

September 2009
LAPD Chief and MCC President Bill Bratton Made Honorary Commander of the British Empire in Ceremony at British Embassy. (pdf)

March 2009
President Obama nominates MCC President Chief Gil Kerlikowski as Nation's new Drug Czar

February 2009
Washington Update Press Conference. Fusion Centers (pdf)

October 2007
More Policing Does Matter (pdf)

October 2007
30 Year Analysis of Police Costing (pdf)

October 2007
30 Year Analysis of Police Costing Summary (pdf)

October 2006
Kids and Crime (pdf)

October 2006
Crime Task Force Report (pdf)

October 2006
Articles on Title 8 (pdf)

June 2006
Major Cities Chiefs Association Press Release on Immigration (pdf)

May 2006
National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Program (pdf)

Articles

Publications

In partnership with the Target Corporation, we are pleased to share with you the final report for the Public/Private Partnership Project. The Project provides a framework for establishing and sustaining "strategic" relationships between local law enforcement and corporate entities that can be relied on to help refine overarching public safety priorities, prepare for and respond to critical events, and collaborate as allies in the creation and implementation of local public safety initiatives. We sincerely appreciate the contribution by Target Corporation.Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, this guide is intended to identify the critical elements of violent crime reduction efforts and to put before the law enforcement community a sample of the remarkable array of programs, services, and assistance available from the U.S. Department of Justice. This guide recognizes the complex challenges confronting today's law enforcement executives and offers ideas on how to approach the extraordinarily difficult problem of developing effective tactics and strategies to deal with those challenges.MCCA report - Independent Investigations of Officer Involved Shootings in now available. The research was supported by the COPS Office and led by Professor Joe Kuhns from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. The report provides insight on officer involved shooting investigative practices in major cities in the United States and Canada. 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 EnforcementSee attached report on license plate readers. White 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

Statement of Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, Houston, Texas, and President, Major Cities Chiefs Association before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States House of Representatives on February 6, 2019. "Preventing Gun Violence: A Call to Action"TESTIMONY OF GEORGE TURNER, CHIEF OF POLICE ON BEHALF OF THE ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE MAJOR CITIES CHIEFS ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUBCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES “State of Emergency, the Disaster of Cutting Preparedness Grants” March 15, 2016TESTIMONY OF RODNEY MONROE, CHIEF OF POLICEON BEHALF OF CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MAJOR CITIES CHIEFS ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SUB COMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES “State and Local Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism” February 26, 2015Statement of J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Montgomery County, Maryland and President, Major Cities Chiefs Association before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate May 24, 2017 HEARING: Border Insecurity: The Rise of MS-13 and Other Transnational Criminal OrganizationsTESTIMONY OF ART ACEVEDO, CHIEF OF POLICE ON BEHALF OF THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE MAJOR CITIES CHIEFS ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE JUCIDIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES “Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century” May 17, 2017TESTIMONY OF CHIEF ART ACEVEDO CHIEF OF POLICE AUSTIN, TEXAS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT CHAIRMAN OF HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE MAJOR CITIES CHIEFS ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SUBCOMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES “Stopping the Next Attack: How to Keep Our City Streets from Becoming the Battleground” September 21, 2016On 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

Major Cities Chiefs Support Marijuana Announcement.Major Cities Chiefs Denounce Combining Concealed Carry Reciprocity with the Fix NICS Act.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