Nominations are now being accepted for 2021 Founder’s, Rookie Probation Officer, and Line Probation Officer of the Year Awards

The Deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday August 13 at Noon EST for three awards traditionally presented during our Annual Meeting.

The Founder’s Award is a way of recognizing individuals who have significantly contributed to the field of probation in general, and specifically to the POPAI organization. The recipient need not be a Probation Officer or POPAI member. The selected person, however, shall be characterized by his/her commitment of influence and promotion of professionalism to Indiana probation.

The “Rookie” Probation Officer of the Year Award was established to recognize probation officers who, while at the beginning of their career, show the attitude, aptitude, and the desire to improve themselves and to develop into leaders among their peers.

The Line Probation Officer of the Year Award was established to recognize line probation officers who have performed their duties in an outstanding manner and/or made significant contributions to the field of probation at the local, regional or national level. The recipient may also have brought credit or honor to the profession of probation through participation or involvement in community activities or programs.

Nominees for Line Officer and Rookie Probation Officer shall be current POPAI members. Please see the applications for other important requirements including letters of nomination from both the Chief/Supervising Probation Officer and the Supervising Judge.

The recipients of the Rookie of the Year and Line Probation Officer of the Year will win:

  • Their next year’s Fall Conference Registration Fees
  • Their next year’s POPAI Membership

Nomination forms and supporting documentation must be received by noon Eastern Time on August 13, 2021. Please send nomination forms and support letters via U.S. mail, fax or email to:

Bob Schuster
LaPorte County Adult Probation
809 State Street, Suite 101
LaPorte, IN 46350

Links to Forms:

Any questions, contact Bob at 219-326-6808 Ext. 2511 or your POPAI District Representative