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  • Chief Edward J. Tolan, Retired

    Executive Director

    MCOPA Edward Tolan medThank you for viewing the Maine Chiefs of Police Association Website. The site recently has been newly designed for your information. The association is constantly up grading the site working toward a web site that will be second to none. I would invite you to read our most recent newsletter “The Command Post”. The newsletter is published three times per year: Winter, Summer, and Fall. Also, the association has an online store for your convenience.

  • Chief Richard LaHaye Jr. 


    Welcome to the Maine Chiefs of Police Association website. Please take the time to look at what we have put together for you in the form of information and resources. Whether you are interested in model policies, meeting information, membership, legislative issues or other related matters, it is the goal of the MCOPA to offer assistance, guidance, and serve as a voice for law enforcement throughout the state of Maine. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments.

Command Post (Fall 2019)

MCOPACommandPostThe Command Post is now available.  


Election Info

Election process and voting information can be found here.

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2019 Fall Roadshow Training

R.S.V.P.: Amy Bailey, Attorney General’s Office, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Telephone: 626-8520


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MCOPA Winter Meeting Photos

Our new photo gallery showcasing each year of the MCOPA Winter Meeting and Vendor show.   



MCOPACommandPostMaine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program FINAL is now available.  


Job Posts

View and download for the latest Chief of Police job vacancies through the State of Maine.


Meetings and Training

Review training information and information for member upcoming meetings and training session.



View past and present editions of the MCOPA Command Post. Available for download.


Apply to Join

Join the Maine Chiefs of Police Association by completing our online form. Membership is limited.


Criminal Justice Training & Professional Development

Kaplan University offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs in Criminal Justice through their Augusta, Lewiston and South Portland campuses. Classes begin every ten weeks and are offered during the day or evenings.

For more information on taking classes on-campus or online, visit their websites for more information or call (207) 213-2500.

Lewiston Campus - go to
South Portland Campus - go to
Augusta Campus - go to


Maine Chiefs of Police Association

Post Office Box 2431
South Portland, ME 04116-2431

Call: 207-838-6583