Thank you for your interest in the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI). Regrettably, UMCPI will be dissolving on October 26, 2018 and no longer providing services. For all Human Trafficking training inquiries, please contact the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) at or 1-800-THE-IACP x 825. For all other training opportunities, including MN De-escalation, please contact Bill Micklus at or 612-817-0653. We appreciate all the support UMCPI has received over the years and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!


Our Mission

UMCPI is committed to the advancement of excellence in policing and public safety. We provide public safety agencies with the knowledge,skills and best practices needed to serve their communities and build public trust. Our training and consulting services are built on the key principles of communication, collaboration, ethical solutions, and community partnerships. Our team is comprised of experienced public safety and private sector professionals who bring academic and real world solutions to today’s challenges.

Training Services

Trafficking Training

Training for task forces, investigators, prosecutors, judges, hotel & casino employees, and Native American community leaders.

Community Policing

Organizational transformation to create public trust.



Defusing crisis situations with communication rather than force.


Native American

Training for tribal leadership, law enforcement and tribal stakeholders.


Internal Affairs

Preserving public trust.



Solutions for Excellence

The UMCPI team includes subject matter experts from the public and private sectors who bring real-world solutions and best practices to the pursuit of excellence in policing and public safety.


UMCPI consults with public safety agencies on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Organizational and operational assessments
  • Promotional processes
  • Executive placement
  • Policy development & review
  • Executive coaching
  • Community policing strategies and solutions
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership development
  • Team building
  • Personnel performance expectations and measurements
  • Conflict management
  • Problem-solving
  • Customized training

Nation-wide Training & Consulting

We have provided training and consulting services for public safety agencies all across the country


Sample of Clients


  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • National Association of Attorneys General


  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
  • New York Academy Police
  • Alaska State Troopers
  • Ohio Office of the Attorney General
  • Cook County State’s Attorney (Chicago, IL)
  • MN State Patrol


  • Las Vegas Police Department
  • Seattle Police Department
  • Norfolk Police Department
  • Minneapolis Police Department


  • Itasca County Sheriff’s Office
  • The Pima County Attorney’s Office (Tucson, AZ)
  • Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office


  • St. Paul Police Department
  • Minneapolis Police Department
  • Duluth Police Department
  • University of MN Police Department
  • Fairmont Police Department
  • Park Rapids Police Department
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • New Brighton Police Department


  • The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Minnesota)
  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida (Hollywood, FL)
  • The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (Arizona)
  • Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (North Dakota)
  • Leech Lake Tribal College Law Enforcement Program



Funding Partners

UMCPI partners with many organizations and individuals to provide training and technical assistance to enhance the effectiveness of public safety organizations.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs


Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs


Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs


Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs


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