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Major Cities Chiefs Association

The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCC) is a professional association of Chiefs and Sheriffs representing the largest cities in the United States and Canada. MCC membership is comprised of Chiefs and Sheriffs of the sixty-three largest law enforcement agencies in the United States and seven largest in Canada. They serve over 76.5 million people (68 US - 8.5 Canada) with a sworn workforce of 177,150 (159,300 US, 17,850 Canada) officers and non-sworn personnel.

MCC was formed in the late 1960s 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 MCC 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

MCC'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.

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Major County Sheriff's Association

The Major County Sheriff's Association (MCSA) is a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more who are dedicated to preserve the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff. Our membership represents over 100 million Americans.

MCSA works to promote a greater understanding of law enforcement strategies to address futures problems and identify law enforcement challenges facing the members of our organization. We are committed to advancing legislative issues that will enhance the safety of our communities.

MCSA also seeks to promote the development of innovative education, prevention and enforcement strategies and programs.

We believe that law enforcement and criminal justice organizations only benefit by having a forum in which to share ideas, concepts and resources. The MCSA facilitates that process by serving as a law enforcement information gathering resource.

The MCSA is available to provide technical assistance to be conducted in conjunction with the National Sheriff's Association, the Major Cities Chiefs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Division, the National Executive Institute and other private or public research entities.

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