2019 Conference

2019 MNJOA Conference

January 23-25, 2019


Holiday Inn & Suites
Duluth, MN


The Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association has been in existence since 1955, and is dedicated to supporting police officers, social workers, probation officers, school administrators, and all those involved in the systematic approach of today’s youth and the Criminal Justice System.


Holding true to tradition, our annual training conference maintains a high standard of quality training on topics of safety, best practices, and proactive measures pertinent to fostering the lives of today’s youth.


This year’s conference will take place in Duluth, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, on January 23-25, 2019.  The conference will kick off with an early registration opportunity on January 22, 2019 from 7:00-8:00 pm, with a Meet & Greet Pizza Dinner, in the Lyric Conference Center.  The conference fee does not include your hotel room.  For reservations, call the Holiday Inn & Suites at (218) 722-1202; indicate you are with MNJOA for a discounted rate.


We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers are former Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis presenting on the 1999 school massacre and providing an excellent perspective from a school administrators view point. John-Michael Keyes and AJ DeAndrea, from the “I Love U Guys” Foundation will be presenting on the Platte Canyon hostage incident.  Finally, Officer Robert Zink and Dawn Brasch will be presenting on autism spectrum disorders.  A full breakfast will be provided on all three days.  


Don’t Hesitate!  Register now to guarantee your place in yet another great annual conference!


Don’t forget to bring your MNJOA mug!

2019 Conference Planning Committee

Penny Vought, Chief

Waseca Police Department


Jesse Peck, SRO

Cambridge Police Department


Jody Black, SRO

St. Francis Police Department


Austin Ohren, SRO

Starbuck Police Department


Bill Stauber, SRO

​Duluth Police Department


Brian Metling, SRO

Red Wing Police Department


Sarah Tollefson, SRO

Faribault Police Department