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.
Michelle has been employed by the Bemidji Police Department since June of 2003. She grew up in Ashby, MN and moved to Bemidji, MN to attend Bemidji State University. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Criminal Justice. She attended and graduated from the Law Enforcement Skills Program at Alexandria Technical College. Michelle interned with the Marshall Police Department and worked there as a civilian Community Service Officer.
Michelle currently holds the rank of Detective. She was promoted to Detective in December 2014. Michelle is currently the Department’s pawn inspector; manages Predatory Offenders living within the City of Bemidji; Evidence Room management; and works as a Background Investigator; along with her day to day general investigations duties.
Michelle enjoys working in the community where she lives. Michelle is married and has four children. She can be found at a variety of extra-curricular events on a nightly basis. Michelle strives to work hard, network, and build relationships with her community, colleagues and others.
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, President and now Past President of this fine Association.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR SARA GANGLE
St Cloud Police Department
101 11th Ave N
St Cloud MN 56303
Kim Lund started in Law Enforcement in 1984 working as a patrol officer for the City of Virginia,
Minnesota. In 1987 Kim left Virginia and started in the Minneapolis Police Department Rookie school.
Kim has served in all of the city’s five police precincts and worked in an undercover capacity in the Street Crimes Decoy Unit. Kim was promoted to sergeant in 1995, as a sergeant she served as an investigator and a street supervisor and was tasked with starting the Homeland Security Unit that oversaw the Cities Water Plant Facilities that were located outside the City of Minneapolis.
Kim was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, as a lieutenant Kim has run street shifts on both the north and south sides of the city. Kim has also run the Training Unit, Juvenile Outreach Unit, Domestic Assault Unit, Child Abuse Unit, Vulnerable Adult Unit and Property Crimes Unit. Following the collapse of the 35W Bridge in 2007, Kim was assigned to work with the victims of the collapse and partnered with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the collapse. Kim has continued to work with those victims to this date. As a Lieutenant, Kim was appointed by the Governor to the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board and has served on that board for over 10 years. Kim has served as a two time past president of the Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association and on the board of directors and planning committee for over 20 years.
In 2018 Kim was promoted to Commander and is currently running the Juvenile Division overseeing Juvenile Investigations, Diversion, School Resource Officers, Runaway and Missing Kids, and the Police Activities League.
Kim served as one of the first females on the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT) at MPD, she has worked for the Minnesota Vikings since 1989 and has specialized in fraudulent tickets with the Vikings since 1996. Kim was hired in 2013 as a contract employee by the NBA as the Primary Security Rep for the Minnesota Timberwolves and has served in that capacity around the country and in China for the NBA Global Games.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Science/Criminal Justice Degree from St. Mary’s University and has completed the Southern Police Institute AOC out of The University of Louisville
TREASURER LT. ANGELA GROTBERG
Waseca Police Department
303 S. State St
Waseca MN 56093
HISTORIAN Officer Shannon Diedrich
ST. PAUL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Shannon is originally from a small town called Garfield near Alexandria Minnesota. Shannon graduated from Jefferson High School where she played basketball. Shannon isa graduate of Metro State University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Law Enforcement certificate. Shannon is currently employed as a St. Paul Police Officer and patrol the Western District of St. Paul. Shannon is married with a few fur babies and two step children. Shannon's hobbies include my hanging with the pets, working out and home improvement.
PAST PRESIDENT EMILY KAEHN
BrooklynPark Police Department
5400 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55443
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT KIM LUND
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESIDENT SERENA FRAZIER
Waseca County Sheriff's Department
303 S. State St
Waseca MN 56093
2016-2018 Board Members
Officer Sara Gangle started her career in 2011 working for the City of New Hope, MN till 2014.
Officer Gangle transferred to City of St. Cloud Police Department to have the opportunity to gain experience in all area of law enforcement. She is currently working in the capacity of a School Resource Officer at St. Cloud police department and has been in this position since 2016. She participate in the Department Boys and Girls St. Cloud Youth Leadership Academy "SCYLA" which is a week long camp per gender offering leadership skills and ongoing mentorship to area youth. Officer Gangle has been a active member of MAWP since she began her career in law enforcement and openly talks about the importance of having great mentors and a positive network in the field. She is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree as a double major in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency. Officer Gangle went on to earned her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University. Officer Gangle joined the board after being elected at the May 2019 Conference. She previous held the position as Historian in 2013-2014. Officer Gangle is also on the planning committee for the Minnesota Juvenile Officers Association.
Serena has been employed by the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office since December of 2014. She grew up in Red Wing, MN and moved to Waseca area when she was hired by Waseca Police Department in 2012. Serena graduated from Metropolitan State University with a B.S in Criminal Justice and B.A in Law Enforcement. Serena has also worked for Red Wing Police Department and Goodhue Police Department in her 7 Years of Law Enforcement. She currently holds the title as Deputy Sheriff with Waseca County, which includes, bailiff, patrol and minor investigations. Serena is also an active member in her local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #16 holding the position of President as well. Serena love spending time with family and friends and being an active member in her community.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT MICHELLE LEFFELMAN
Bemidji Police Department
613 Minnesota Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Minnesota Association of Women Police
SECTRETARY ROBIN MCKAY
13880 Business Center Drive
Elk River MN 55330