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Staff Contacts

The POST Board currently has twelve staff positions. Our staff wants to do everything possible to help you with any questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact our staff with your questions. The links below will allow you to email our staff from this page.

If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Our main telephone number is 651-643-3060.

Our staff is here to help you. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Erik Misselt, Interim Executive Director

 

651-201-7789erik.misselt@state.mn.us

The Executive Director reports to a fifteen-member Board appointed by the Governor. He directs the licensing system for Minnesota's 10,500-plus state, county and municipal peace officers and part-time officers. The licensing system includes components of minimum selection criteria, professional standards, continuing education, complaint investigation, and the rule-making process. He also collaborates with law enforcement agencies, higher education programs, the legislature, and the Office of the Governor on issues germane to POST functions and responsibilities. 

 

Robert Hawkins, Interim Assistant Executive Director

 

651-201-7785, robert.hawkins@state.mn.us

The Assistant Executive Director directs and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the POST Board staff and their projects.  With the Executive Director, he supervises agency support staff and works to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of core service delivery.  He also serves as Acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director.

  

Mark Bloom, Standards Coordinator

 

651-201-7780mark.bloom@state.mn.us

The Standards Coordinators conduct reviews of law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with POST Board rules, policies, and statutes as well as investigate alleged violations of peace officer standards of conduct, minimum selection standards, and unauthorized practice. They also assist state and local units of government comply with POST Board and statutory requirements. The Standards Coordinators serve as a resource by providing information to chief law enforcement officers who have questions regarding administrative rules, POST Board jurisdiction and authority related to standards of conduct for licensed peace officers, and information and referrals to citizens who may have questions about alleged peace officer misconduct.

 

Abby Brown, Office & Administrative Specialist Senior

 

651-201-7787abby.e.brown@state.mn.us

The Office and Administrative Specialist Senior (OASS) provides administrative support to the Executive Director, the POST Board chair, Board members and their committees to ensure board activities are accomplished efficiently and effectively. She also is the agency's timekeeper, telecommunications coordinator, and certified purchaser. The OASS answers questions pertaining to meeting dates, agenda items and contacting board members.

 

Rebecca Gaspard, Rules and Legislative Coordinator

 

651-201-7781rebecca.w.gaspard@state.mn.us

The Rules and Legislative Coordinator develops and writes rules and amendments to rules relating to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board as set forth in Minnesota Rules Chapter 6700. These rules address the intent and purposes of the Board within the scope of jurisdiction, powers, and duties of the board as defined by statute. Statutory issues affecting rule proposals are also addressed by the coordinator.

This position also serves as the legislative coordinator to the Executive Director, Assistant Director, Board Members, staff, and the Legislature to help the board stay apprised of statutory changes that have an impact on board rules.

 

Michelle Haggberg, Continuing Education Credit Coordinator

 

651-201-7786michelle.Haggberg@state.mn.us

The Continuing Education Credit Coordinator oversees, administers and maintains the program for tracking of continuing education credits and records associated with the program. She reviews and approves applications to ensure law enforcement agencies receive the proper reimbursement.

 

Robert Hawkins, Continuing Education Coordinator

 

651-201-7785robert.hawkins@state.mn.us

The Continuing Education Coordinator oversees and administers the Professional Peace Officer Continuing Education program that, as a component of the peace officer licensing process, is aimed at upgrading the quality of Minnesota law enforcement. She also coordinates and approves the continuing education review process as well as the disbursement of penalty assessment funds.  

 

Peggy Strand, Education Coordinator

 

651-201-7782peggy.strand@state.mn.us

The Education Coordinator oversees and administers the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) that is required for peace officer licensure and provided at POST Board certified institutions of higher learning. Currently there are 29 colleges and universities that provide PPOE programs at 38 locations throughout Minnesota.

 

Starr Suggs, Office & Administrative Specialist Intermediate

 

651-201-7790starr.suggs@state.mn.us

The Office and Administrative Specialist Intermediate (OASI) is the initial contact point for POST Board customers either through walk-in contact, by phone or through correspondence. This position, along with another OASI position, processes Peace Officer license requests, renewals, testing applications, etc. including receiving and entering various payments associated with those duties as well as issuing license certificates. The OASI's process personnel notifications, terminations and update the Peace Officer Employment Opportunities web page on the POST web site. 

 

Dan Vujovich, Licensing & Testing Project Manager

 

651-201-7784daniel.vujovich@state.mn.us

Dan provides information on the four examinations administered by the POST Board: Peace Officer Licensing Exam, Reinstatement of Eligibility Exam, Reciprocity Exam and the Military Reciprocity Exam. Questions about eligibility and preparation for any of these examinations should be directed to the coordinator. Questions related to licensing of peace officers and renewal of peace officers and part-time peace officers licenses may also be directed to the coordinator

 

Angie Rohow, Standards Coordinator

 

651-201-7783, angie.rohow@state.mn.us

The Standards Coordinators conduct reviews of law enforcement agencies to ensure compliance with POST Board rules, policies, and statutes as well as investigate alleged violations of peace officer standards of conduct, minimum selection standards, and unauthorized practice. They also assist state and local units of government comply with POST Board and statutory requirements. The Standards Coordinators serve as a resource by providing information to chief law enforcement officers who have questions regarding administrative rules, information regarding the POST Board jurisdiction and authority related to standards of conduct for licensed peace officers, and information and referrals to citizens who may have questions about alleged peace officer misconduct

 

Office & Administrative Specialist Intermediate (Vacant)

 

The Office and Administrative Specialist Intermediate (OASI) is the initial contact point for POST Board customers either through walk-in contact, by phone or through correspondence. This position, along with another OASI position, processes Peace Officer license requests, renewals, testing applications, etc. including receiving and entering various payments associated with those duties as well as issuing license certificates. The OASI's process personnel notifications, terminations and update the Peace Officer Employment Opportunities web page on the POST web site ​​

 

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