Law Enforcement Opportunities - About Us

About Us

LEO is dedicated to promoting and increasing cultural diversity in law enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections; providing education to communities of color and women regarding career opportunities within these professions; and assisting law enforcement, criminal justice, educational organizations, and corrections agencies in the recruitment of these populations.

What Does LEO Provide?



LEO offers individuals an opportunity to apply scholarship dollars that can assist them in pursuing their academic education. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Interviews take place in July. Income from generous donations and the Annual Career Fair are used for the LEO Scholarship Fund.


Change occurs through networking. Goals often become reality with the assistance and input of others. YOU can be a part of networking.



Law Enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections agencies throughout the state are always seeking qualified individuals to hire, and LEO can provide the communication tools to bring the applicant and agency together.


Working with high school counselors, LEO will be also awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors interested in the field of law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections.



In May 1991, professionals representing law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, higher education, and community organizations met to identify and address issues associated with the recruitment of women and people of color into law enforcement, criminal justice, and correction careers. The committee established a non-profit organization under the name of Law Enforcement Opportunities (LEO).


As a non-profit organization, LEO continues to promote and increase cultural diversity in law enforcement, criminal justice, and correction careers, as well as educational institutions. Each year LEO sponsors its annual Career Fair to assist organizations with informing women and persons of color about career and educational opportunities required for these professions. The annual Career Fair is free and open to the general public. Your involvement and contributions are significant to the success of Law Enforcement Opportunities. By participating as a volunteer, registering as a vendor in our Annual Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair, and making charitable donations, you assist our efforts.






Board of Directors

  • Tracy Vogt, Chair
    Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
  • Sgt. Kristen Tomlinson, Vice Chair
    Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
  • Business Mgr.
    All LEO Business communications to:
  • LT. Scott Buegler
    Mall of America Security Department
  • SGT. Wes Denning
    St. Paul Police Dept.

  • Dr. James Densley
    Metropolitan State University
  • Marcel Dockter
    MSP Airport Police
  • Dr. Everett Doolittle
  • Monique Drier
    Brooklyn Center Police Dept.
  • Dr. Tanya Gladney
    University of St.Thomas

  • Dennis Hamilton
    Minneapolis Police Dept.
  • CMDR. Michelle Orlando
    Anoka County
  • Chief Hugo McPhee
    Three Rivers Park District
  • John Reed
    Minneapolis Police Dept.
  • Mary Schober Martin
    Metropolitan State University

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