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MACPO wants to thank all of those who attended our 60th Annual Spring Conference this week. We greatly appreciate all the support from our members, speakers, and vendors.

A special thank you to all the Past MACPO Presidents for joining us this year to ring in the 60th year.  



For an updated list of residential treatment programs across the state of Minnesota please click on the PDF provided below. This document provides contact information for juvenile and adult programs.

Residential Resource Directory 2017.pdf

Please join MACPO in congratulating the following 2017 award winners:

*Al Reker Distinguished Service Award : Brian "Abe" Abrahamson

*Outstanding Performance Award: Bryan Harris

*Rookie Agent of the Year: Kaylee Henson

*Excellence in Corrections Award: Otter Tail County DWI Court Program

*MACPO Superior Service Award: Evonn Westcott

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) works hard to advance protections for youth in Minnesota.  Below is a report that JJAC has put together to describe what it is they do and how they assist juveniles in local communities.


JJAC Annual Report 2016.pdf 

Please enjoy the article posted below provided by Star Tribune.

"Yes, Minnesota has a low prison population, but that's not the whole story"




Congratulations to our 2016 scholarship winner 

Nicole Seymour

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!


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




 MACPO President

Jonathan Schiro



We hope everyone is enjoying the winter wonderland with their favorite winter pass time; maybe a little snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing or just sitting next to a warm fire with a good book.  As we enter 2017, MACPO Committees are diligently preparing for the upcoming year.  A big thank you is well deserved for all those who help make MACPO a leader in the field of Corrections in Minnesota.

In October of this past year, MACPO held the much anticipated 15th Annual Clerical Conference.  Rick Olson spoke about stress, how to remain calm in a stressful situation, and how to add a little fun to the office.  Mr. Olson was well received by all who attended.   Don’t forget to look for the 16th annual MACPO Clerical Conference in October 2017. 

We are extremely excited for our upcoming spring conference, as we will be celebrating 60 years of training excellence.  The Training and Education Committee is working hard to ensure the training will once again be educational, beneficial, and exciting. We also have some great prizes and events planned for this milestone. A big thank you to Williams Diamond Center of Mankato, MN, who partnered with MACPO by donating a 14K white gold chain, which will be our grand prize drawing at the conference. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend some great training, participate in fun events, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. We hope to see you there!

Finally, don’t forget to take some time to nominate those who are deserving of the annual awards offered by MACPO.





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