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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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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

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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!

Our seasons are changing as I write this letter and what a beautiful time of the year.  Take time to enjoy the fall season as we transition into winter.  Social unrest, COVID-19 and elections continue to dominate the headlines. 

Social unrest continues across our state, the country and world.  Equalities are at the center point of our conversations.  Probation departments recognize the need for equal justice under the law and the promotion of restorative practices when law violations occur.  Sustaining relationships with our communities is at the forefront of all problem-solving strengths.   We need to continue to be good listeners when injustices are perceived and occur. 

The pandemic continues to dictate a lot of our actions.  As each day passes, we get closer to a vaccine that will level the playing field for this virus. Stay patient during these next months and we will all stay heathier together.

Can you recall a more active political season?  I sure cannot.  The use of social media has heightened an electoral process that has never been seen before.  The information reported on people running for office is at an all-time high.  Please take the time to vote. 

Stay safe everyone and enjoy the fall season.

Jim Schneider

MACPO President            



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