About Us

The stated mission of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) is to advance professional police services; promote enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices; foster cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations of recognized professional and technical standing throughout the Commonwealth. We shall champion the recruitment and training of qualified persons in the police profession and encourage all police personnel statewide to achieve and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, community interaction and professional conduct.

The MCOPA is an association, comprised of nearly 400 municipal and campus law enforcement executives from all across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Working together, in the interest of continuing to improve the law enforcement profession, the MCOPA has been able to accomplish great things.  The MCOPA remains very active in collaboration efforts with other law enforcement associations and agencies, in the Massachusetts Legislature, and in the appellate state and federal courts on issues affecting law enforcement.

The MCOPA motto rings true today as it did when it was first coined back in the 1800's: "In Unity There Is Strength."