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Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

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MSPOA Awards and Scholarship

MSPOA Award Nomination Forms and Scholarship Applications Now Available. 


MSPOA Awards
These awards are for Sheriff's Office law enforcement and support staff.
There is one form for the following MSPOA Awards: 
  • Deputy of the Year
  • Detention Officer of the Year
  • Purple Heart
  • Medal of Merit
  • Tony Harbaugh Distinguished Career Award
The award nomination form must be signed by the Sheriff. 
MSPOA Annual Distinguished Citizen Award
This award is for citizens (individuals, couples, or organizations).  Guidelines are included on the attached form. Please note the nominee must be nominated by the Sheriff's Office in his/her county of residence. 
MSPOA Scholarship
This is our traditional scholarship.  MSPOA awards two scholarships of $1500 each to either a graduating high school senior OR a current college student.  The student must have the intention of pursuing a career in LOCAL law enforcement.  The scholarship is merit based.  MSPOA sends this to all high schools in the state (we are waiting for the labels from the MT High School Association).  
MSPOA Scholarship for Children of MSPOA Members
This is a NEW scholarship opportunity for the children of MSPOA members.  There will be three scholarships of $500 each awarded to children whose parent is an MSPOA Member in good standing.  The recipients will be randomly chosen and are not merit based.  This is a small way for the board to support members.