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Meet Your Board

The Faces of Our Association


Debora Ocloo


St. Cloud Police Department

Debora Ocloo has been employed with the City of St. Cloud as an officer since October of 2016. She has worked as a patrol officer, University Liaison officer and is currently assigned to the Community Response Team (CRT) in the Community Engagement Division. Within this role, she runs and is involved with many different youth-initiative programming as well as fugitive apprehension. Debora co-founded a young women's mentorship program called Women of Worth (WOW), which mentors girls in the 8th-12th grade in the St. Cloud area. Debora is passionate about mentoring and fostering positive growth in others. 

Debora is additionally involved in numerous specialty assignments with her department, including but not limited to Recruitment, Peer Support, Crime Scene Tech, Forensic Phone Analyst, DT Instructor, Academy, etc...

Debora grew up in the St. Cloud area and graduated from SCSU with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.A. of Special Studies with a concentration in Mental Health and Addictions. Debora enjoys spending time with her family and friends, has a love for the outdoors/nature partaking in fishing, hiking, walks, bonfires, kayaking, canoeing, etc..., being active, traveling and recently took up Jujitsu. She also finds fulfilment in being active in her community.

Debora has served in previous roles on the board such as: Historian and Commnications Director. She is humbled for the opportunity to serve on the board as the current President.

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Nicole Swanson

1st Vice President

Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Nicole Swanson was born and raised in Douglas County. She lives on a small hobby farm with her husband and two children. Her husband is also in law enforcement, which keeps their household very busy. Before becoming a Deputy, she obtained her bachelor’s degree Criminal Justice with a focus of Sociology from Concordia University in Saint Paul. She started her career as a Family and Youth Advocate at the Harriet Tubman Shelter in Maplewood. She eventually returned home and was hired with the Sheriff’s Office as a 911 Dispatcher, while she completed the Law Enforcement Skills program.

Since 2015, she has been with the Sheriff’s Office working in a variety of different assignments, including, Road Patrol, Water Patrol, School Resource Officer, DARE, Domestic Violence Task Force, Douglas County Sheriff’s Federation and SWAT Negotiations and Peer Support. She also serves on the Minnesota DARE Board. Most recently, Nicole completed the Women in Leadership certificate from Minnesota State University in Mankato and Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Institute for Credible Leadership certification.

Nicole believes law enforcement is a calling. It is not easy, but if you keep a pure heart and you never forget why you started, your service will be rewarding.

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Hayley Springer

2nd Vice President

Lakeville Police Department

Hayley has served as a Police Officer with the Lakeville Police Department since April of 2017, and currently works as LPD's Traffic Car.  Hayley has taken on many roles in her career including Crisis Negotiator, Field Training Officer, Mental Health Team Member and Drug Recognition Evaluator.   Since first becoming a DRE in 2019, Hayley has developed a strong passion for impaired driving enforcement and later became an SFST/ARIDE Instructor in 2021.  She teaches several courses on these topics each year and travels out to Philadelphia to assist in certifying new DRE's.


Hayley attended Hamline University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in both Criminal Justice and Psychology in 2016, and returned to Hamline to obtain her Master's Degree in the Study of Law in 2019.  Hayley was born and raised in the Twin Cities but loves spending any free time up north with her fiancé, bonus daughters, and dogs.


Hayley has previously served as Secretary on the MAWP Board and is grateful to serve as Second Vice President for her second term.


Courtney Hartle


Waseca Police Department

Courtney Hartle was born and raised in Owatonna.  She has served the city of Waseca since January 2016.  She is currently an FTO, recently brought back TZD to Waseca County and most recently has taken the position of Detective with the Waseca Police Department.  Courtney attended RCTC and got her Associates Degree then went onto Minnesota State University, Mankato and got her bachelors degree in law enforcement.  She attended skills up at Alexandria Tech.  

In her spare time she helps out with her family's business doing the books.  She was a firefighter for the city of Owatonna but knew law enforcement was her calling and decided to concentrate on that.  She also likes all the seasons and finds joy in all things outdoors especially spending time on the water at her family's cabin.

This will be her 4th year on the board as Treasurer.

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Christina Mignone



Christina Mignone is the newest member of the University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Community Engagement Team, where she is the Recruitment, Engagement, and Mentorship Associate. Mignone started as a Community Service Officer and Reserve Officer for the Elk River Police Department. She then moved on to a five-year career with the Minnesota State Patrol, and worked as a State Trooper, building relationships and connections in the community and developing and refining her own skills along the way. Mignone graduated from Century College with her associate degree both in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. She attended Hennepin Technical College for her law enforcement skills training.


One of her goals is to provide comprehensive mentoring support for new officers coming into the profession, mentor officers living out their faith while working in the profession and making an impact in challenges we face in policing. Mignone is especially focused on officers’ sense of self, abilities, confidence, and adaptability. My goal within my new role has been to help refine and increase the quality of hire, networking, and providing more visibility in recruitment marketing efforts, utilizing graphic elements that improve the brand value and are visually attractive and relevant for the audience and user community.


I attended the 2023 MAWP Conference as a vendor for UMPD and was grateful for the efforts and work put into this conference as it provided a place for police to gather and learn more about one another while appreciating each of our uniqueness. We each have a story that impacts the work that we do, and it was an honor to see so many great people gathered. I was nominated as the new Secretary to represent Minnesota Association of Women Police in which I happily accepted as it aligns with my goals to impact this profession in an honoring life-giving way to both serve and represent women in policing. I will continue to strive towards making a positive impact in the law enforcement profession through recruitment, engagement and mentorship efforts, while leading by example to serve the officers in this profession and for generations to come.

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Audra Rawlings

St. Paul PD
I am a 13 year veteran of law enforcement.  I have a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University.  I have worked for three agencies in a licensed capacity with the longest tenure being for Saint Paul PD where I have worked since 2017.  Currently I work as the DWI Grant officer and my primary focus is on impaired driving enforcement.  I also coordinate department training for impaired driving enforcement and coordinate or department’s Explorer program.  I love MAWP and their mission and have been a member on and off since 2012!


Abby Mumme

Communications Director

Alexandria PD

Abigail Mumme is employed with the City of Alexandria. She started in June 2021 and is currently assigned as a patrol officer with a special focus on predatory offenders. Abby graduated from Alexandria Technical and Community College with an AAS degree in Law Enforcement. She still enjoys spending time at the college and has helped act, evaluate, and teach courses since she graduated. Abby loves the lake life (paddleboarding, swimming, boating), spoiling her nieces and nephew, and working towards a blue belt in Jujitsu.


Sara Gangle

Immediate Past President

St. Cloud PD

Investigator Gangle attended St. Cloud State University and received her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency.  After graduating from college in 2006, she worked with juveniles with mental health and chemical addiction.

In 2011, Gangle started her law enforcement career in City of New Hope, MN where she worked as a Patrol Officer and DARE Officer before coming to St. Cloud Police Department. Since 2014 Gangle has contributed to several areas in the St. Cloud Police Department: a patrol officer, on-call investigator, decoy for the sex trafficking unit, 7 years under the community engagement unit as a school resource officer, recruitment team member and in-house awards committee member. Currently Gangle is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Unit as an Investigator.

Gangle has been a part of Minnesota Association of Women Police since 2011 when she began her career. Gangle served as MAWP Historian 2011-2013, Communication Director 2018-2022 and President 2022-2024 Gangle is a huge advocate of mentorship within law enforcement and speaks highly of the impact MAWP has had on her career. Gangle is a wife and mother; she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, being outside in the sun and riding ATVs. Gangle currently holds an active Alcohol and Drug Counselor license (LADC) with the Minnesota Board of Behavior Health.

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