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Special thanks to all of those who attended the 2016 Support Staff Conference in St. Cloud this week. We hope you were able to retain valuable information and enjoyed yourself!! 

Thank you to Rick Olson for presenting and sharing amazing information!

Williams Diamond Center of Mankato, MN, has partnered with MACPO for our 2017 Spring Conference by donating a beautiful 14K white gold pendant with 19 diamonds, situated on a 14K white gold chain. Retail priced at $898.00; a stunner! This item will be given away during our grand prize drawing at the conference! Be sure to attend!

Fall issue is available for all to enjoy!


Fall 2016 issue.pdf



MACPO and American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Partnership 


The APPA Leadership Institute provides community corrections professionals with a fundamental understanding of leadership within the community corrections area. This course serves those from all different backgrounds and cultures. For more information on what this course has to offer, as well as other information about APPA please visit their website at



2016 Award Winners 


Excellence in Correction's award goes to...

Brown County ISP for DWI Offenders


Outstanding Performance award goes to...

Sara Prigge - Chisago County ISP/Enhanced Agent 


 Rookie Agent of the Year award goes to...

Laura Stylski - Pine County Team Leader/Senior Agent


Superior Service award goes to...

Jenny Tonjum - Steele County Probation 


Al Reker Distinguished Service award goes to... 

James Schneider - Cass County Director



Congratulations to all of the award winners for 2016. Job well done! 




 MACPO President

Jonathan Schiro



We hope everyone had a great Fourth of July.  The 59th Spring MACPO Conference was another great success this year.  We kicked off the three day event with Dr. Jermaine Davis as the Keynote Speaker who taught us to use our GRIT to succeed.  A huge thank you to all who attended the conference, we hope you enjoyed all the educational training, fabulous entertainment, and relaxing surroundings of the north woods at Breezy Point.  Also, a huge thank you to all the venders who helped make 2016 another successful year.  

As President-Elect, I had the opportunity to witness first hand how dedicated all members of the MACPO Executive Board are to our Mission and Vision.  Along with the hard work and dedication from the E-Board, all members of MACPO are dedicated to ensuring MACPO continues to be a leading organization in the field of corrections.  Without the hard work and dedication from our MACPO Board members, the 59th MACPO would not have been the great success it was. 


The 2017 spring conference will be MACPO’s 60th training event.  In recognition of our 60 years of training excellence, we are planning some wonderful speakers, special events, prizes and entertainment.   We hope to see the 60th MACPO one of the most attended MACPO’s of recent history and hope to see you there.  Who knows, you could win some fabulous prizes!!!


Finally, as incoming President I want to thank both Deanna Ruffing and Neal Huemoeller for everything they have taught me this past year.  Both continue to be very active in MACPO, with Deanna agreeing to Co-Chair the Training and Education Committee, which is no small task, and Neal working as Past-President.  MACPO will be working hard in the upcoming year to not only get ready for the 60th Training Conference, but also on outreach to keep MACPO a leader in Corrections. 


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