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



Committee Vice-Chair

Landi Dulas

Waseca County Court Services

307 N. State St.

Waseca, MN 56093




Please contact our Training and Education Committee at trainingandeducation@macpo.net with any questions or concerns.  


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

Jill Ferretti, Brown County Probation


Marnie Humeniuk, Chisago County Court Services


Michelle Nistler, Cass County Probation


Jason Vandekamp, Isanti County Probation


Debbie Lawrence, Isanti County Probation


Rachael Beckman, Isanti County Probation


Alex Hirman, Wright County Court Services


Amy Hertzog, Wright County Court Services


Jody Henkemeyer, DOC 

Erik Mattson, Woodland Hills

Amber Jochem, Teen Challenge

Loren Nerison, Gerard Academy

Ross Jahnke, Wright County Court Services


Ed Anderson, Wright County Court Services


Michelle Sellner, Pine County Probation



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