Mentor Program for For Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and Probation Supervisors

POPAI Vision: To champion probation as a vital part of the criminal justice system.

POPAI Mission: To promote, support, and grow the profession of probation in Indiana by collaborating with criminal justice partners, advancing and protecting the interests of our membership, and providing education and professional development opportunities in the use of evidence-based community supervision practices.

In service of our above Vision and Mission statements POPAI is excited to announce our Mentor Program.

Each year new leaders are appointed or hired to serve their respective jurisdictions. POPAI recognizes our very vital role in welcoming these new leaders and acclimating them to the demanding roles they have accepted.

As our membership is made up of our most respected professionals, we are soliciting current Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and Probation Supervisors to act as mentors to incoming leadership. We are also ready to accept applications from CPO, ACPO, and Supervisor members to be mentees.

If accepted into the program POPAI will cover the costs of the program participation. All travel expenses will be incurred by the participant.

If you’d like to be considered for the Mentor Program and agree to the intent and expectations of the Program please complete the appropriate application no later than August 6th, 2021 at noon.

These links will take you to detailed information about the program (including expectations and responsibilities) and an online application form.

Mentee: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2KTZ9NF

Mentor: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2KBK7CX

The program will kick off just prior to the opening of the Fall Conference on Wednesday September 8, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Professionally facilitated by Brian Riggs, Riggs Enterprise Corporation, participants will engage with each other over 12 months and eventually form POPAI’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Questions? Please direct them to any Board Member or POPAI Vice President Sarah Lochner at slochner@wabashcounty.in.gov

The POPAI Board has made a commitment to invest in the personal, professional and POPAI-related goals of the Mentees. We believe that new leaders will best be acclimated by entering into meaningful professional relationships with their peers and that a mentor is the perfect place to start growing their professional network.