Home Board News Training Legislation Jobs Join us Links Store Foundation Advertising

The Missouri Peace Officers Foundation Manages Educational Endeavors, Line of Duty Death Benefits and Scholarships

The Missouri Peace Officers Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization under the IRS Code. Therefore, donations made to the foundation are tax deductible. The Missouri Peace Officers Foundation is a separate stand-alone organization from the Missouri Peace Officers Association. The Foundation is composed of a group of law enforcement professionals dedicated to serving others. They volunteer their time and effort and receive no compensation.

The mission of the Missouri Peace Officers Foundation is to unify Missouri law enforcement’s endeavors within their communities through education, support and service.

The foundation's educational endeavors include an annual essay contest for all eighth grade students in schools across Missouri on the topic "Social Media" where cash awards are presented to the student authors of the winning essays.

The Missouri Peace Officers Foundation awards Five College Scholarships each year to dependents of Missouri Peace Officers Association members.

The Missouri Peace Officers Foundation also provides a $1,000 death benefit to the beneficiary of any member officer killed in the line of duty.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the foundation. We do not sell or provide the names of donors to other groups. You may also want to consider remembering the Missouri Peace Officers Foundation in estate planning.

Donations may be made online by clicking the DONATE button on the MPOA homepage or by mail to: Missouri Peace Officers Foundation, 101 West McCarty, Suite 200, Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Thank you for your support.


2023 Scholarship Application

2023 Career Center Scholarship Application

2022 Scholarship Winners

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Carly Spencer
Pictured L to R: Officer Jeff Spencer (Trenton PD), Carly, Chief Rex Ross, and Sergeant Keith Edmonston.

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Kyle Lauer
Pictured L to R: Retired Lt. Colonel Ray Lauer (St. Louis Metro PD), Kyle, Julie Lauer, Lieutenant Paul Lauer (St. Louis Metro PD)

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Lauren Flickinger
Pictured L to R: Officer Chad Flickinger (Liberty PD, Lauren, and Michelle Flickinger

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Luke Othic
Pictured L to R: Captain Dan Othic (UCM DPS), Luke, and Stephanie Othic

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Emily Hotz
Pictured L to R: Retired Colonel J. Bret Johnson (MSHP), Emily, Captain John Hotz (MSHP), and Paula Hotz

2022 Essay Winners

West Side

1st Place – Gabe Fronick
Strafford Middle School, Strafford, MO
Pictured L to R: Mr. Pierce (Assistant Principal), Ms. Chadwell (Principal), Lieutenant Scott Sater (MSHP/Troop D), Gabe, Michelle Fronick, Captain Justin McCullough (MSHP/Troop D), Retired Colonel Ron Replogle (MSHP), Ms. Mize (8th Grade ELA Teacher), and Dr. Mark Hedger (Superintendent of Strafford)

2nd Place – Camille Coleman
West Plains Middle School, West Plains, MO
Pictured L to R: Camille and Ranger Sarah Hall (Sarah is a National Park Ranger at Olympic National Park in Washington State and was in Missouri for field training and made the presentation to Camille.)

3rd Place – Serenity Miller
John Boise Middle School, Warsaw, MO
Pictured L to R: Serenity and Sheriff Kent Oberkrom (Henry County)

East Side

1st Place – Chase Trimble
California Middle School, California, MO
Pictured L to R: Amelia Elliott (Teacher), Amanda Trimble, Chase, and Retired Captain Kyle Marquart (MSHP)

2nd Place – Mollie Metzger
Jackson Junior High, Jackson, MO
Pictured L to R: Autumn Stevens (ELA Teacher), Mollie, SRO Megan Houseman (Jackson PD), and Bryan Austin (Principal)

3rd Place – Lauren Libbert
Visitation Inter-Parish School, Vienna, MO
Pictured L to R: Retired Major Dale Schmidt (MSHP), Lauren, Janice Libbert, and Matthew Libbert

An Organization with a Cooperative Ideal for Law Enforcement for the State of Missouri
American Income Life American Income Life American Income Life