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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.



Website Changes . . . . Internship Opportunities Page, the "MACPO Platform," and new/upcoming training opportunities 

MACPOST Newsletter has been completed!

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Upcoming Events & Trainings

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

It's Summer Time!

Thank you to all those who submitted their pictures!

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.  One could argue this is the best time of the year.  As we navigate COVID-19 we have found many “Silver Linings”.  The sale of fishing licenses is at historic highs, families are traveling together for in-state vacations, and all our outdoor activities appear to be at an all-time high.  

MACPO would like to send a huge thank you out to Carter Diers (Past President), Jill Ferretti (Secretary), Amy Chavez (Chair-Directors Committee), Jess Mott (Chair-Membership Committee) and Terry Fawcett (outgoing President).  This past year certainly offered many challenges to our organization and we thank them for their leadership.

As we move forward and navigate our current situation, MACPO stays committed to offering EBP training to members for career development.  We have a firm commitment to provide local, effective, and efficient probation services to the counties we represent.    We recognize the strengths of partnership with our friends from Community Corrections and the Department of Corrections.

As we move into an election season, please take the opportunity to visit with candidates about our profession.  A vast majority our funding comes from state, local, and federal dollars.  Share with candidates success stories along with how we work with folks who have not begun the change process.  We have a good story to share; let us start taking the time to communicate it.  

Enjoy the summer months and take advantage of what our state has to offer.

Stay healthy, everyone.

Jim Schneider

MACPO President            



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