Minnesota Association of 
County Probation Officers 

Training & Education Committee

The Training and Education Committee is responsible for coordinating all training events for the Association to further the knowledge base of the membership.  The Committee meets monthly or more as needed.  Activities of the committee include developing the training agenda for each conference, arranging for speakers, reserve training facilities, coordinating resource fairs, printing brochures, assisting with registration, and arranging entertainment.


Committee Chair

Deanna Ruffing

Nicollet County Probation

2070 Howard Dr. West

North Mankato, MN 56003

W: 507-386-4503

Fax: 507-387-2918

Committee Vice-Chair

Landi Dulas

Waseca County Court Services

307 N. State St.

Waseca, MN 56093

W: 507-835-0552

Fax: 507-835-0556



Committee Goals


  • Coordinate a quality annual MACPO Spring Conference.
  • Explore expanding opportunities at the MACPO Spring Conference.
  • Continue to offer a "supervisor track" at the MACPO Spring Conference.
  • Provide a quality resource fair for participants and vendors at the MACPO Spring Conference.
  • Continue to be fiscally sound.

Committee Members

Kristi Diercks, Steele County Probation


 Jill Ferretti, Brown County Probation


 Becky Freden, Mower County Correctional Services


 Jill Hady, Brown County Probation


 Marnie Humeniuk, Chisago County Court Services


 Michelle Nistler, Cass County Probation


 Jenny Tonjum, Steele County Probation


Jason Vandekamp, Isanti County Probation


Debbie Lawrence, Isanti County Probation


Rachael Beckman, Isanti County Probation


Alex Hirman, Wright County Probation


Jeff Hansen, NEXUS

Jody Henkemeyer, DOC 

Erik Mattson, Woodland Hills

Amber Jochem, Teen Challenge

Michelle Nelson, Woodland Hills


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