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Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers is dedicated to promoting quality correctional practices through professional growth, leadership, education, communication and support.





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Upcoming Events & Trainings



Join us for MACPO's 64th Annual Conference:

September 15 - 17, 2021

at Maddens on Gull Lake.

To register to attend the conference or to become a vendor,

MACPO Platform

I.  Uphold the positive working relationship with the Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act County (MACCAC) and the Department of Corrections (DOC) for one common probation voice
II.  Provide quality cost effective training for MACPO membership on evidence based practices and cultural diversity that effect the criminal justice system 
III.  Work towards returning County Probation Officer salary and benefit reimbursement to fulfill statutory requirements of 50 %
IV.   Maintain and support all existing CPO counties operating under Minnesota Statute 244.19

For the Love of Pets

Thank you to all those who submitted their pictures!  Below are pictures that were submitted for the winter and spring MACPOST Newsletter.

2021 MACPO Election Results:

The results are in!

Congratulations to President-Elect Michael Schommer and returning Treasurer Alex Hirman.

Michael Schommer, Otter Tail County Probation

Alex Hirman, Wright County Court Services

Congratulations and welcome to MACPO!!

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

Jim Schneider

Greetings from Cass County.  The lakes have lost their ice, the robins have returned, and the crab trees are blooming; a sure sign of the change of seasons.  Another sign of positive change is the infection rates of the COVID-19 virus.  Great job Minnesota on “rolling up your sleeves.”

As we move to the backside of the pandemic, we are collecting data and forming groups to find the “silver lining” of lessons learned.  We were forced to look differently at the way we complete our work. In doing so we learned video technology is an improvement to our process, although returning to face-to-face interaction continues to be the most effective means of achieving reduction in recidivism.  

The legislative session is drawing to an end.  A milestone was reached on May 17th when agreements were made between the branches of government on budget targets.  Compromise is the promise of our democracy.  Reform, renew, and invest seem to be the pillars of this legislative session. 

Take some time now to make plans for summer.  Enjoy Minnesota’s landscape and take advantage of our state.  By doing so, we can also reform, renew, and invest in our probation profession.  Stay safe and God bless. 


Jim Schneider

MACPO President            



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