In light of the ongoing health concerns and shutdowns related to COVID-19, the MALEEDS Board of Directors is left with no choice but to cancel our 2020 class.  Though we would much prefer to host the class, we had to consider the uncertainty of the path and duration of this crisis coupled with the related strain on municipal police agencies, among other important factors. 
This was a difficult decision but we truly believe that it is in the best interest of the organization and our member agencies.  We trust that you understand our position.
Please keep an eye out for our 2021 applications, which will launch mid-January.  In the meantime, stay safe.


The Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (MALEEDS) hosts its annual training conference at Princeton University each year since 1993.  This unique educational opportunity is designed to provide leadership training for police chiefs and law enforcement executives who lead agencies with 75 sworn police officers or fewer. 

MALEEDS, one of twenty-one FBI LEEDS regional command colleges, is a highly successful and selective program that provides insight into some of the many challenges facing today‚Äôs police executives.  Class size is limited in order to maximize the interaction between instructors and attendees during this comprehensive training program.  The selection process draws applicants from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

This energetic and sophisticated educational program is proudly co-sponsored by the Newark, New York, and Philadelphia Divisions of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with active and retired law enforcement officers from the former Princeton Borough and the Princeton Township Police Departments, the Princeton University Department of Public Safety, and the River Vale Police Department.

MALEEDS takes place every year in June.  Applications are made available in January to the chief law enforcement officer of each qualifying agency.  The MALEEDS Executive Board meets each spring in order to review applications and select participants for the program.