A variety of other scholarships exist for law enforcement members and their family


California Alarm Association The 2012 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $20,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and two national awards.

CLEA CLEA provides four scholarships each year to high school and college students who are dependents of DSA members who have been enrolled in the LTD Plan for at least one year. Applications and information available online

Wives Behind the Badge The scholarship provides financial assistance for the higher educational needs of the children (natural or adopted) of law enforcement officers. Application and information available online.


CALIFORNIA PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL FOUNDATION JOHN F. DUFFY SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT PROGRAM Dependents of California peace officers who have died in the line of duty are eligible to receive annual scholarships from the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. Dependents of California officers who have died in the line-of-duty, regardless of how long ago, are eligible for the scholarships. Entries for the school year must be received by June 1.

Save the Bacon Ride

Registration for the fourth annual Save the Bacon ride is now open. Please visit for more information and to register.

Former Sheriff Bill Kolender Dies at 80

The DSA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Former Sheriff Bill Kolender. Sheriff Kolender served as sheriff of the San Diego Sheriff's Department from 1995-2009. He previously served with the SDPD, rising through the ranks to Chief of Police. Total, he had over five decades of service in law enforcement to San Diego County. Bill Kolender changed the face of both the sheriff's department and law enforcement as a whole and will be truly missed by all of us here at the DSA. We send our condolences and support to his wife Lois and his entire family.

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