The mission of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is to improve the effectiveness of and to provide support for professional law enforcement in Montana. The Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is the professional organization for Sheriffs, Deputy Sheriffs, Detention Officers and other sworn law enforcement officers. MSPOA is an association firmly rooted in tradition, ceremony, and collegiality among sheriffs, deputies and law enforcement across the state.
Montana is really just a great big small town and as such, the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association considers the state our town. MSPOA is involved in every county and nearly every community in Montana by virtue of the assistance the association provides to local law enforcement officers trying to protect public safety as well as their own safety each day.
MSPOA has an Honorary Membership Program, which is for civilians and a positive way for members of communities to be involved with and support their local law enforcement.
Each year, MSPOA offers two scholarships to High School Seniors intending to attend a Montana College and pursue a degree in criminal justice with the goal of working in local law enforcement. Each year the scholarship recipients are invited to the Annual Banquet and it is an impactful evening for High School Seniors to witness a room full of law enforcement and the traditions carried on through MSPOA.