MCPA CLEO/Command Academy


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One of my favorite parts oF the work I do is spending time at Camp Ripley, a military training facility operated by the Minnesota National Guard. The MN National Guard also partners with non-military organizations who utilize their training facilities. This week I will be instructing at the MCPA (Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association) CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) / Command Academy.  The academy starts today and goes through Friday.  I instruct a course today and another on Friday covering topics related to personal health and fitness.

I attend four MCPA academies and one LEMA (Law Enforcement Memorial Association) honor guard training camp every year.  Sometimes I stay here in camp facilities, sometimes I camp at Crow Wing State Park, and sometimes I camp at our family cabin.  In December I usually stay here, and go back to the cities for a day or two to meet some of my other commitments.

As I’m writing this, Chief Mike Goldstein of the Plymouth Police Department is presenting a course on “Leadership”.  A tough act to follow (I’m up next, right before dinner) since his leadership course is always one of the highest rated by the students (chiefs and command officers from throughout Minnesota). I hope to share more from the academy as the week goes on.  It is a great opportunity for law enforcement professionals to develop themselves in Body, Mind and Soul.

Take Care, Pr. Dan