Carol and Mark Sletner

Carol and Mark Sletner

Carol Sletner earned degrees in law enforcement, corrections and public administration
from Minnesota State Mankato. In 1982 she was hired as the first female officer of the
Roseville police force. In her 27 years with the Roseville department, she moved up the
ranks and became the first female chief in 2002. By that time Carol had accomplished
several “firsts” such as being the first woman from Minnesota State Mankato to attend
the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) mandated “Skills School” and the first
female from the University to attend the FBI National Academy. Carol is past president
of the Minnesota Association of Women Police. A large focus of this organization is the
mentoring of law enforcement students. She speaks regularly to classes on the importance of preparing for job interviews and promotional exams. Carol’s husband Mark is also an officer in Minnesota. They created this scholarship to support female students pursuing a career in law enforcement.