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 ten largest in Canada. They serve 81.9 million people (70.4 US and 11.5 Canada) with a workforce of 185,183 (163,244 US and 21,939 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.


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PELI II Graduate Brian Manley Named Austin Chief

Jun 06, 2018

MCCA Firearms Violence Press Release and Policy

Apr 18, 2018

CRI-TAC Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center

Mar 19, 2018

PELI V Class Completion

Mar 10, 2018

PELI Grad Named Chief in Charleston, SC

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