Officer of the Year Award

The State Coalition of Probation Organizations has established an annual Officer of the Year Award to recognize outstanding SCOPO members in the fields of adult and juvenile probation. Nominees must be members in good standing within their County probation organization and SCOPO. 

Nominations may be made by any SCOPO member in good standing. Nominations MUST be received by the Award Committee on or before the due date posted on the application. The nomination form must be completed in its entirety for the committee to consider the nomination. Members may be nominated posthumously. 

Award Descriptions and Criteria 

Deputy Probation Officer of the Year 

To be awarded to a probation officer working with adults or juveniles who has made a significant contribution to the field of probation and/or has exhibited exemplary job performance. 

Probation Institution Staff Member of the Year 

To be awarded to a probation institutional staff member working with probationers in an institution who has made a significant contribution to the field of probation and/or has exhibited exemplary job performance. 

Probation Hero Award 

To be awarded to any probation institutional staff member, officer or team who has demonstrated exceptional valor in the line of duty, has distinguished themselves by bravery, courage, or heroism, and has placed the welfare of others above all other considerations.