On September 21, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation (MCPF) and Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) held a networking event and VIP training experience at the Maple Grove Police Department's North Metro Regional Public Safety Training Facility. Nearly 30 corporate leaders from the metro region were provided a real-life experience of modern police training. Attendees actively participated in reality-based training, a virtual simulator experience, and a firearms range experience. It was an excellent opportunity for the public and private sectors to partner, develop relationships, and understand 21st-century police training that prepares highly trained officers to meet the challenges faced in their communities.
Thank you to the City of Maple Grove and Mayor Mark Steffenson for providing opening comments for the event and welcoming corporate leaders. Thank you also for the training staff of the Maple Grove, Plymouth, and Brooklyn Park police departments, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, and the North Metro Regional Public Safety Training Facility for creating a high-quality and professional experience for attendees.