National Sheriffs' Association

National Sheriffs' Association The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) represents more than 3,000 sheriffs in the U.S. The National Sheriffs' Association serves law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals of the nation NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field.

Through the years, NSA has provided programs for Sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions.

Through the years, NSA has provided programs for Sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions.

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Statement from National Sheriffs’ Association President Sheriff David Mahoney:  "Our great country must solve our differ...
01/06/2021

Statement from National Sheriffs’ Association President Sheriff David Mahoney:

"Our great country must solve our differences in a civilized method – at the ballot box. The violence and injuries today at the U.S. Capitol are repulsive to every freedom-loving American and an assault on democracy. For those choosing to use violence and intimidation, we must not permit, condone, or support it.

This dangerous and unauthorized incursion into the U.S. Capitol has no place in our democracy. Interrupting lawful and constitutional dialog by the members of Congress during this seminal debate is appalling.

Destroying the U.S. Capitol, disrupting Congress, and not adhering to the rule of law in our nation’s capital must be strongly dealt with.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is inviolable. However, it does not grant mobs the right to overrun the Capitol, damage the people’s House, stop open debate, or assault fellow Americans.

The Nation’s Sheriffs call upon those in D.C. protesting the outcome of the 2020 election to recognize their actions have disintegrated into violence. The action to unlawfully overwhelm the Capitol is indistinguishable from that of Antifa or any other lawless groups who chose to destroy cities and communities.

We must return our country to one that leads the world in democracy and civility even during times of strong dissent. I further call upon President Trump to call for an immediate end to this criminal behavior and return our country to a calm period. There is no place in our society for violence, criminal damage, and physical assaults."

#Vaccinations for #COVID19 have begun. While vaccinations pave the long-awaited roadway out of the pandemic, the rollout...
01/05/2021

#Vaccinations for #COVID19 have begun. While vaccinations pave the long-awaited roadway out of the pandemic, the rollout is moving so fast that at times it can be confusing and frustrating.

Read NSA Guidance for #Sheriffs: https://bit.ly/2KVuWDj

Our thoughts are with the family of Deputy Nicholas Howell and the entire Henry County GA Sheriff's Office.
01/04/2021

Our thoughts are with the family of Deputy Nicholas Howell and the entire Henry County GA Sheriff's Office.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of one of Henry County’s finest Sheriff’s Deputies. Please join Henry County Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett in extending condolences to the family of Henry County Sheriff Deputy Nicholas Howell. He passed this morning from complications of COVID 19 at Henry Piedmont Hospital. His family is requesting privacy at this time. Arrangements are still being made and will be shared when completed. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers, Deputy Howell’s family, his friends and his Henry County Sheriff’s Office family.

Happy New Year! If you're going out to celebrate tonight, please be safe - use a designated driver or a rideshare option...
12/31/2020

Happy New Year!

If you're going out to celebrate tonight, please be safe - use a designated driver or a rideshare option.

Remember - drive sober or get pulled over!

"As a progressive who wants to decriminalize drugs and advance the welfare state, I fit in well in my Pacific Northwest ...
12/29/2020
A cop debunks four core myths of the #DefundPolice movement

"As a progressive who wants to decriminalize drugs and advance the welfare state, I fit in well in my Pacific Northwest community. Except, that is, for my job: I’ve been a big-city cop here for 26 years. Before that, I served in the military. The raging #DefundthePolice movement doesn’t know me and my colleagues at all — and persistent myths about police and their critics do more harm than good."

As a progressive who wants to decriminalize drugs and advance the welfare state, I fit in well in my Pacific Northwest community. Except, that is, for my job: I’ve been a big-city cop here for 26 y…

Now introducing TechCare GO – NaphCare, Inc.’s newest EHR solution to transform your healthcare operation. NaphCare now ...
12/28/2020

Now introducing TechCare GO – NaphCare, Inc.’s newest EHR solution to transform your healthcare operation. NaphCare now offers two corrections-specific EHR platforms – TechCare and TechCare GO, a new mobile-first EHR system that gives you the power of TechCare on the go. Head to the TechCare website to see which works best for you: https://bit.ly/3kesAM7

Today is the last day to submit your proposals!Visit https://www.nsaconference.org/seminars to learn more.
12/28/2020

Today is the last day to submit your proposals!

Visit https://www.nsaconference.org/seminars to learn more.

Don't forget - you still have a couple days left to submit your proposal for the 2021 Annual Conference in Phoenix.

Visit nsaconference.org/seminars to learn more and submit your proposal.

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Past NSA President, Sheriff B.J. Roberts from the Hampton Sheriff...
12/26/2020
Longtime Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts dies at home

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Past NSA President, Sheriff B.J. Roberts from the Hampton Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Roberts served as NSA President for the 2010-2011 term and was the first African-American to do so. He had remained active with NSA after his tenure and his presence will truly be missed. He was set to retire in January 2021.

Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts will be remembered as Virginia’s longest serving sheriff and as the first African American to serve as president of the National Sheriffs Association.

12/25/2020
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida
12/25/2020

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Nadia Engwall responded to a call for service when she made contact with family of 8 whom she later learned have been living out of their disabled vehicle. Deputy Engwall sprang into action and out of her own pocket, payed for a few nights stay at a local hotel for the family.

Deputy Engwall reached out to some of her fellow deputies whom pitched in to help the family in need. Deputy Engwall and fellow deputies raised $700 for the family.

Deputy Engwall was soon joined by Deputy Thomas Clark and they took the family to a local Walmart where they bought immediate essentials and Christmas gifts.

Thank you Deputy Engwall and our amazing deputies for not only going above and beyond the call of duty, but refusing to let the Grinch steal this family’s Christmas!

Don't forget - you still have a couple days left to submit your proposal for the 2021 Annual Conference in Phoenix. Visi...
12/23/2020

Don't forget - you still have a couple days left to submit your proposal for the 2021 Annual Conference in Phoenix.

Visit nsaconference.org/seminars to learn more and submit your proposal.

Our sincerest condolences are with Sheriff Weber's family, the Gove County Sheriff's Office, and his colleagues across K...
12/22/2020

Our sincerest condolences are with Sheriff Weber's family, the Gove County Sheriff's Office, and his colleagues across Kansas.

It is with profound sadness that we are reporting that our Sheriff, Public Information Officer and EOC Community Liaison, Allan Weber has passed away. His smile and sense of humor was second to none, and shadowed only by his loving, tender heart. His family was the source of his being; affectionately called “Bacha” by his grandchildren, he told endless stories about them - and his tough exterior would melt at the mention of their names.



He was also an extraordinary public servant both locally and at the state level, and honored his brotherhood ceaselessly. He loved his blue family as his true family, he held them all in the highest regard.



He represented everything that is good about us here in Gove County. He embodied faith, family, friendship, and forgiveness, living these principles out loud every day.



In a time of terrible sadness, let us find peace knowing he was met on the other side by his beloved parents, extended family and many friends.



In an extension of the ties that bind us as a community, let us also settle into a mindset of peace and wellbeing for one another to honor his memory.



May you Rest in Peace Sheriff Weber. You will be missed.

Some great tips as Christmas nears from the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado.
12/22/2020

Some great tips as Christmas nears from the Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado.

Today is "officially" the first day of winter, even though it doesn't feel like it, and the first day for "Cop on a Stop."

Let us introduce you to Gary the Elf. Today he wants to share some tips to prevent you from being victim to those pesky porch pirates⬇️

#1.) Ship packages to work or use a “ship-to-store” option. This allows for the packages to be picked up and not left unsecured.

#2.) Sign up for delivery alerts. This informs consumers when deliveries are scheduled and delivered.

#3.) Ask trusted neighbors to secure your packages if you are not able to be home for deliveries.

#4.) Require signatures for all deliveries when possible.

#5.) Be good neighbors and look out for each other. If you see a package on your neighbor’s doorstep, call them and ask if they would like you to hold on to it until they are home.

Entrust’s new SigmaTM ID issuance solution is simple, secure, and smart. Join our upcoming webinar! Register here: https...
12/21/2020

Entrust’s new SigmaTM ID issuance solution is simple, secure, and smart. Join our upcoming webinar!

Register here: https://bit.ly/37g7l8l

"You're not going to sleep in your car tonight. I can give you a place that night. So you’re not outside. In the cold. I...
12/21/2020
Is There Such a Thing as a Humane Eviction?

"You're not going to sleep in your car tonight. I can give you a place that night. So you’re not outside. In the cold. In the rain. In your car. Or a park bench. I can do that. It’s my job. I believe I owe that to you," said Sheriff Nick Cocchi of the Hampden County Sheriff's Department.

As a bulge of evictions looms, a Massachusetts sheriff is searching for ways to soften the blow.

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lt. King and to the entire Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.
12/21/2020

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Lt. King and to the entire Tarrant County Sheriff's Office.

It is with heavy heart and great sadness that Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office announces the death of Lieutenant Craig King. He has been fighting COVID-19 since early November 2020 and lost his battle against the disease on December 19, 2020 at the age of 50.

Lieutenant King began working for TCSO in 2003, promoted to Lieutenant in 2019 and was assigned to the Confinement Division. He will be greatly missed. Please keep family, friends and co-workers of Lieutenant King in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

“We have to build that relationship of trust, because we wont always do it right. We haven’t always done it right. We ha...
12/18/2020
Dane Co. Sheriff helps craft national road map to repair trust between law enforcement and communities

“We have to build that relationship of trust, because we wont always do it right. We haven’t always done it right. We have to acknowledge we haven’t always done it right and show a willingness to move forward from there,” said Sheriff Dave Mahoney of the Dane County Sheriff's Office and current NSA President.

This week, a new national road map for communities and police to rebuild trust.

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff Benny Napoleon from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office ...
12/18/2020
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon dies of complications from COVID-19

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff Benny Napoleon from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in Michigan.

"Remember his generosity, integrity and faithfulness as a public servant for over 45 years," his daughter, Tiffani Jackson said.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said of Sheriff Napoleon, "I cannot think of a leader in this town who has been more loved and admired than Benny. He was born in the city, served our community courageously his entire adult life, and loved Detroit as much as anyone I’ve ever known."

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, a man who dedicated decades to public service and became a household name to metro Detroiters, died Thursday.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office
12/16/2020

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Today, Leo is visiting the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. He was intrigued by the inmates taking part in rehabilitation services so they will be more productive citizens when they return to society. Maybe these guys will be moving up to Santa's "NICE" list!

Submit your nominations by February 15, 2021.
12/16/2020

Submit your nominations by February 15, 2021.

Do you know a law enforcement officer who has demonstrated exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty? The Bureau of Justice Assistance is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Congressional Badge of Bravery. Learn about these prestigious awards and submit your nomination by February 15, 2021. #BadgeOfBravery https://bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=nomination_period_announcement&utm_campaign=cbob2020

“We're a bit troubled to say the least that this would be turned off,”  Thompson said. "We need to know what is the inte...
12/15/2020
Sheriffs, Criminologists Worried About Coming FBI Crime Data Loss

“We're a bit troubled to say the least that this would be turned off,” Thompson said. "We need to know what is the interaction that deputies and officers are having with our citizens, good bad or indifferent — because it goes to better outcomes, better crime prevention and better social cooperation."

Additionally, Sheriff Mike Lewis from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said, "We want a clear, discernible picture of crime going on across this country, especially when it comes to attacks on law enforcement officers."

The National Sheriffs' Association and researchers want more action from the FBI to limit loss of key data from a change to the Uniform Crime Report.

STATEMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ON KEEPING OUR ELECTION OFFICIALS SAFEAs leaders in law enforcement, we condemn, in...
12/15/2020

STATEMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS ON KEEPING OUR ELECTION OFFICIALS SAFE

As leaders in law enforcement, we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the threats of violence, harassment and intimidation leveled at election officials across this country since Election Day.

We are committed to working with others in government and law enforcement to protect election officials and to hold accountable those who would illegally threaten and harass them. The people who administer our elections should not have to put their lives and safety at risk.

We deeply value the First Amendment, but there is no constitutional protection for violence, unlawful conduct, threats of imminent violence, trespassing, or destruction of property. We will not tolerate illegal actions against election officials in our jurisdictions; nor should anyone, anywhere in the country.

Taking a stand against threats of violence is not a partisan issue. It is about public safety and protecting public servants. Our election officials are the guardians of our democracy. We owe them our gratitude.

Check out what Jonathan Thompson (Executive Director, NSA) and Craig Goodson (CEO, Inspired Technologies) have to say ab...
12/11/2020

Check out what Jonathan Thompson (Executive Director, NSA) and Craig Goodson (CEO, Inspired Technologies) have to say about NSA’s new Information Technology Program in partnership with Inspired Technologies, Inc.

Learn More: https://www.sheriffs.org/inspired-tech

While we were sad to cancel #NSAWinter2021, we are looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix for #Sheriffs2021! Check out...
12/10/2020

While we were sad to cancel #NSAWinter2021, we are looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix for #Sheriffs2021!

Check out nsaconference.org/seminars to submit your seminar proposal - due December 28th!

Track options include community policing, jail operations, leadership, psychological services, and technology.

12/10/2020
Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Manatee County Sheriff's Office

RESCUE: After being called to a report of someone yelling near Bowlees Creek in Bradenton, deputies found an injured homeless man who had been trapped in the creek for two days.

Deputies were able to carry him up the steep bank and about 250 yards through a wooded area to EMS using a blanket and wheelchair offered by a nearby resident. Details: https://bit.ly/3m2HTr4

Spend your afternoon with us! Two great #webinars happening today:2pm: On The Lookout for Conflict [Register: https://bi...
12/09/2020

Spend your afternoon with us! Two great #webinars happening today:

2pm: On The Lookout for Conflict [Register: https://bit.ly/2VYFovm]

3pm: Unintended Consequences of Disinformation Campaigns on Law Enforcement [Register: https://bit.ly/370JpGg]

#lawenforcement #publicsafety

The National Sheriffs’ Association is proud to announce our partnership with Inspired Technologies, Inc.  The Informatio...
12/08/2020

The National Sheriffs’ Association is proud to announce our partnership with Inspired Technologies, Inc. The Information Technology Program has been created to assist Sheriffs’ Offices in need of IT support tailored specifically for the county law enforcement organization. We are excited to offer our Sheriffs this service!

Learn more: https://www.sheriffs.org/inspired-tech

Congratulations to Virginia's longest serving sheriff and former NSA President, Sheriff B.J. Roberts of the Hampton Sher...
12/08/2020
Hampton sheriff retiring early; city to ask courts to not hold special election

Congratulations to Virginia's longest serving sheriff and former NSA President, Sheriff B.J. Roberts of the Hampton Sheriff's Office, on his upcoming retirement! He has been a visionary leader and an amazing supporter of the NSA.

Virginia’s longest serving sheriff, B.J. Roberts, plans to retire early from his Hampton post and will step down Jan. 1, about 11 months before his term expires. Roberts had said in February he would not seek reelection next November.

Have you used a handheld 3D scanner before? They can be a great tool for capturing small details at complex crash and cr...
12/08/2020

Have you used a handheld 3D scanner before? They can be a great tool for capturing small details at complex crash and crime scenes that can be tricky to document using total station or manual methods.

Lieutenant Mullinax from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Knoxville, Tennessee recently got the chance to try a handheld 3D scanner out on the scene and share his experience. Learn more about his first impressions.

Learn more at: https://www.faro.com/lp/faro-freestyle2/Tennessee-Sheriff-ease-speed-accuracy-scene-capture.html

Check out this week's webinar, On the Lookout for Conflict, this Wednesday at 2pm ET. Conflict is often taken for grante...
12/07/2020

Check out this week's webinar, On the Lookout for Conflict, this Wednesday at 2pm ET.

Conflict is often taken for granted as part of law enforcement work, but the truth is officers deal with it on a daily basis. Recognizing routine conflict can lead to improvements in policing practice, increased safety and gains in police legitimacy and community trust. In this panel conversation, we will discuss the fundamentals of Insight Policing: Conflict Resolution for Law Enforcement, a practical, applied skill-set used for recognizing conflict in the moment of enforcement and controlling escalation by getting to the root of challenging interactions quickly.

Register free here: https://www.sheriffs.org/OnTheLookout

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