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Staff Contacts

Nathan R. Gove, Executive Director, The Executive Director reports to a fifteen-member Board appointed by the Governor. Mr. Gove directs the licensing system for the 10,500-plus state, county and municipal peace officers and part-time officers in Minnesota. 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 Governor on issues germane to POST functions and responsibilities.
Erik C. Misselt, Assistant Executive Director, 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 will serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Executive Director.
Mary Bjornberg, Continuing Education Coordinator, Mary coordinates 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, and, to coordinate and approve the continuing education review process as well as the disbursement of penalty assessment funds.
Michelle Haggberg, Office & Administrative Specialist, Intermediate, This position keeps the license information up-to-date by processing the Personnel Notification and Termination forms received from the law enforcement agencies. The position processes exam applications, keeps paper files in order, and assists with the license renewal and restoration processes.
Mark Raquet, Standards Coordinator, Mark provides 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.
Deb Soderbeck, Office & Administrative Specialist, Senior, Deb is responsible for matters relating to the POST Board members and their meetings. Questions pertaining to meeting dates, agenda items, and contacting board members may be addressed to her. Deb also functions as personnel expediter, timekeeper, telecom coordinator, and certified purchaser; ensuring that all supplies, equipment and services are in place.
Peggy Strand, Education Coordinator, Peggy coordinates the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) programs that is required for peace officer licensure and is 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, If you have ever called the POST Board, you have probably spoken with Starr. Starr answers our incoming phone calls. She proctors the in-house licensing examinations that are given in our office. Starr also updates the Peace Officer Employment Opportunities web page on the POST web site every Friday.
Dan Vujovich, Licensing & Testing Project Manager, 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, renewal of peace officer and part-time peace officer licenses may be directed to the coordinator.