Board Members volunteer their time to serve the women Police Officers of Minnesota.  Each member is voted in for a two year term.  This dedicated group of women are proud to serve and look forward to any input from our members to help meet our goals. 

Please meet your board.

Shayle has been with the Anoka Police Department since 1998.  She worked  for the Anoka  Police Department’s  Security Unit in 1998 and then was hired as a Police Officer in 1999.  Shayle has worked as aliaison officer in the schools,  a DARE Officer, and a crime free multi housing officer. Shayle is currently assigned to patrol and works with the police explorers.  Shayle was born in Waconia, MN and lived in the area until she was in junior high.  She then moved to Forest Lake,MN  where she became involved in the Police Explorer’sprogram sparking her interest in Law Enforcement.  Shayle went to Century Community College where she acquired her 2 year degree in Criminal justice and then went on to get her 4 year degree from Metro State University.  

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go. - Sheila Murray Bethel.


Waseca County Sheriff's Department


Coldspring Police Department

*Not pictured: Serena Frazier

Sarah Nasset was born in a small town in Montana and never in her wildest dreams imagined she would  become a member of the Saint Paul Police Department. Sarah was sworn in as a Saint Paul Police Officer in1994. Sarah has had many mentors helping her throughout her career as a police officer leading her to the MAWP where she is currently the President.  Sarah’s belief in living her life without fear has helped her succeed and achieve her goals. 

 As a twenty year police veteran, Sarah has taken on many challenges in her career including becoming a sergeant seven years ago. Sarah has been assigned to many units and currently works in the Internal Affairs Unit.  Recently, Sarah successfully passed the Commander’s promotional test and she is currently on the list to be promoted. In addition to her police career, Sarah attended the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a B.A and then finished her Masters of Arts Degree at the University of Saint Thomas in Leadership, Administration, and Education.

Sarah has pushed herself to step out of her comfort zone, believing if other women see her in a leadership role, they will believe they can achieve it too. Sarah’s role models include Eleanor Roosevelt and recently Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who had no fear to stand up to the Taliban for women’s right to education. Sarah’s greatest role model was her mother who raised three children while going to college and seeing  her break the glass ceiling by becoming the first female vice president of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. If you live without fear you can achieve anything!


St.Paul Police Department


Metro tTansit Police Department

Emily has been employed through the Brooklyn Park Police Department since January of 2008. She grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota where she graduated High School and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead.  She completed the Skills Program at Alexandria Technical College during the summer of 2006. During her employment at Brooklyn Park PD, she has held the role of Patrol Officer, Explorer Advisor, COPS Officer and the role of Detective in the Juvenile Unit of Investigations.  During that assignment, she is assigned to a local high school as a School Resource Officer.  On the Board of MAWP, she has held the title as Secretary, Treasurer, First Vice President and now President of this fine Association.


Angi began her career in Law Enforcement with the Centennial Lakes Police in June of 2007.  She grew up all over the State of Minnesota with her family settling in Cloquet.  Upon graduation from High School Angi moved to Dallas Texas where she obtained a Theology Degree from CFNI.  Angi married and eventually moved back to Minnesota and was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a police officer.  During her time with the Centennial Lakes Police Department Angi has been the Alcohol Server Trainer in the department, the liaison to our manufactured home community and makes time for the seniors in our cities.  Angi loves working in a smaller department where she can get to know the citizens she serves on a more personal level. Angi was appointed to her position on the board as the Communications Director. Angi recently accepted a position with the Metro Transit Police Department. 


Anoka County Sheriff's Department


Waseca Police Department

Board Members


BrooklynPark Police Department
5400 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55443


Anoka Police Department
275 Harrison Street
Anoka MN 55303

Minnesota Association of Women Police