Every year we elect one half of our Board at the Annual Meeting in French Lick. This article briefly describes the process for 2024.

We’ve posted Intent to Run forms on our election page for Probation Officer Members to submit their interest in running for the POPAI Board.

  • DISTRICT TWO: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley
  • DISTRICT FOUR: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne
  • DISTRICT SIX: Benton, Clay, Fountain, Greene, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, and White
  • DISTRICT EIGHT: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick
  • AT-LARGE #2: Any District

Current Board Members may run for reelection if they have served only one term.

POPAI Board Member Commitments And Obligations

The list below describes the minimum level of commitment that Board members are asked to make to this professional organization. Before running for office, POPAI Probation Officer Members should be aware of the obligations and be able to make a commitment to fulfill these obligations.


Attendance at POPAI Board meetings is vitally important to the organization. Board members are expected to attend the scheduled meetings (typically) in person with minimal absences. The Board usually meets the second Wednesday of each month, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. We alternated between Hamilton County Probation in Noblesville and Johnson County Probation in Franklin. We have been able to offer Zoom connection at most meetings.

Possible exceptions:

Board meeting is held at the POPAI Management Institute usually in February, March, or April Board meeting is held during the Justice Services Conference usually in April or May Board meeting is held on Friday of POPAI Fall training in French Lick after the conference ends. It is important that you stay for this meeting as it would be your first Board meeting upon your election. Some POPAI Board meetings may be held via video conference due to weather or other reasons.


Board members must work on at least one POPAI Committee. Standing committees: Election; Awards and Recognition; Technology; Education; Legislation; Membership.


POPAI sponsors two training conferences per year: POPAI Management Institute/Chief PO Summit and Annual Fall Conference. Board members are expected to make every effort to participate in these conferences/trainings. Board members are asked to assist at the registration table for the Fall Conference (when possible). [Note: Board members that have a financial need may request waiver of tuition for POPAI conferences.]


If you are not the Chief Probation Officer of your department, you must include as an attachment an email or memo from the Chief PO approving your attendance at in-person monthly POPAI Board meetings; your participation in at least one POPAI standing committee; and verifying your ability to attend POPAI trainings/conferences during your elective term.

The POPAI Board is a congenial group of Probation Professionals that serves Indiana Probation and Community Correction Professionals in a variety of ways. If you’ve been considering serving on the Board, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to receiving your Intent to Run on or before July 22 at noon Eastern Time.