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.


Jul 19, 2017

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

Jul 19, 2017

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

Jun 05, 2017

MCCA Supports Texas Members Opposition to SB 4

Jun 01, 2017

MCCA PELI V - Seeking Applicants

Jun 01, 2017

MCCA Adopts Policy on Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System

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