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May 2, 2016 to September 9, 2016
  
 
Overall Best Student - The overall best student award is presented to the deputy with the highest cumulative score for all subjects, sponsored by the Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Pennsylvania.
Nathan Lichtenwalner
Northampton County Sheriff's Office 
Academic Achievement - The academic achievement award is presented to the deputy with the highest academic average, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association.
Matthew Homa
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Law - The law award is presented to the deputy with the highest average scores for civil and criminal law, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Raymond Heaton
Lebanon County Sheriff's Office
Firearms - The firearms award is presented to the deputy with the highest firearms range qualification, sponsored by the Deputy Sheriffs' Education and Training Board.
Christopher Caldwell
Greene County Sheriff's Office
Michael VanKuren Memorial Award
(Formerly the Defensive Tactics Award)
 
This memorial award is presented to the deputy with the highest score and profiency level in defensive tactics. Michael VanKuren was a Deputy Sheriff with the Bradford County Sheriff's Office, who was killed in the line of duty on March 31, 2004. Deputy VanKuren was also a Defensive Tactics Instructor with the Deputy Sheriffs' Training Academy.
Stephen Tuxhorn
Northampton County Sheriff's Office