Welcome - Chief Eric P. Gillis, President


Welcome to the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) website. It is my honor and privilege to serve my peers and my profession as President of the MCOPA for 2024. The MCOPA is comprised of nearly 500 municipal and campus law enforcement executives and commanders in Massachusetts.

The motto of the MCOPA is, "In Unity There Is Strength." This moto will guide me for the next year. The caliber of the men and women who comprise the MCOPA is unquestionable and makes our association as strong as it is and what will make it stronger as we move forward. I am truly blessed to be able to work with you all. The law enforcement leaders of Massachusetts are second to none.

Our challenge is to more effectively engage our legislature to advocate for our profession. I will be working along with our Executive Board to establish some new initiatives to get our message out more efficiently and effectively. Our unity is where the strength of the message will be. We will continue to advocate for our men and women daily. As leaders, it is our responsibility do all we are capable of to keep our officers and communities as safe as possible.

The success of the MCOPA is rooted in the participation of its membership. Our Board members, and Committee members, are influencing policy and practices at the highest levels. I encourage all Massachusetts Police Chiefs and their command staff to be actively involved in our organization. I look forward to serving the Association and its membership this year as we continue to strive to enhance and promote our profession.

Benefits of Membership
  • Strong fraternal bond with your peers
  • Full-time Executive Director
  • Full-time General Counsel
  • Full-time office staff
  • Professional lobbyists from Baystate Strategies
  • Timely news dissemination by e-mail
  • Quarterly meetings 
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Training opportunities
  • Access to Legal Defense Funds
Email [email protected] for more information on how to join
Training Opportunities with MPI

Come to the Source for Law Enforcement Training

The Municipal Police Institute (MPI) offers online In-Service E-Learning programs on topics including Defensive Tactics, First Responder, Legal Updates and much more. Traditional classroom training seminars are held throughout Massachusetts on a multitude of subjects such as Firearms, Evidence Handling, Forensics and Fingerprinting, Digital Crime Scene Photography, Eyewitness ID, 911 for Dispatchers, Testifying in Court, Executive Development and many others! MPI also provides access to pertinent news, hot topics, roll-call videos and other information necessary to keep local law enforcement professionals up-to-date and in-the-know.