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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Sheriff William King of the York County Sheriff's Office - Maine shared this video with us.Please join us in celebrating...
05/06/2021
National Correctional Officers' Appreciation Week

Sheriff William King of the York County Sheriff's Office - Maine shared this video with us.

Please join us in celebrating National Correctional Officers and Employees Week by extending your gratitude for the service and commitment to duty of these individuals across the nation. We at NSA pray for their continued safety as we honor those who have given their lives protecting and serving our nation.

And thanks to U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Senator Angus S. King, Jr., and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree for their acknowledgement and appreciation of their state's correctional officers.

A video with messages for the men and women of the York County Maine Sheriff's Office - Correctional Officers.

"Effective immigration policies and a secure southern border are critical components of a more secure America. However, ...
05/06/2021
The Current Border Crisis Is Increasing Women Abuse, Preventable Deaths, COVID Cases And Drug Trafficking: NSA/TIPP Survey

"Effective immigration policies and a secure southern border are critical components of a more secure America. However, we must do so within the bounds of legality, societal contribution assisting those in genuine need, and without excessive partisanship. This is critical to our country’s overall success.

Unfortunately, current border security policies have empowered the criminal cartels, human smugglers and traffickers in heroin, methamphetamines and fentanyl, while leaders in Washington, DC, have remained ineffective at combating this enormous crisis hurting our border communities and briskly moving to the United States’ interior."

Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff

In this article, Sheriff Mark Dannels (Cochise County, AZ) and Chair of the National Sheriffs' Association Border Security Committee, discusses the latest TIPP Poll results on the surge in Central American migrants arriving in the United States.

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05/04/2021

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187, declaring the week beginning May 6, 1984, as “National Correc...
05/03/2021

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187, declaring the week beginning May 6, 1984, as “National Correctional Officers Week.” This proclamation, “in recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our nation,” noted that the position of correctional officer “is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions [prisons and jails]; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.”

In the proclamation, President Reagan stated that “the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory, and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”

To our nation's correctional officers, we say THANK YOU!

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187, declaring the week beginning May 6, 1984, as “National Correctional Officers Week.” This proclamation, “in recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our nation,” noted that the position of correctional officer “is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions [prisons and jails]; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.”

In the proclamation, President Reagan stated that “the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory, and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”

To our nation's correctional officers, we say THANK YOU!

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.Thanks to KidsAndCars.org for this great list to help prevent heatstroke.Loo...
05/01/2021

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.

Thanks to KidsAndCars.org for this great list to help prevent heatstroke.

Look Before You Lock Safety Checklist:

Make sure your child is never left alone in a car:
· Place the child’s diaper bag or item in the front passenger seat as a visual cue that the child is with you.
· Make it a habit of opening the back door every time you park to ensure no one is left behind. To enforce this habit, place an item that you can’t start your day without in the back seat (employee badge, laptop, phone, handbag, etc.)
· Ask your childcare provider to call you right away if your child hasn’t arrived as scheduled.
· Clearly announce and confirm who is getting each child out of the vehicle. Miscommunication can lead to thinking someone else removed the child.

Make sure children cannot get into a parked car:
· Keep vehicles locked at all times, especially in the garage or driveway. Ask neighbors and visitors to do the same.
· Never leave car keys within reach of children.
· Use childproofing knob covers and door alarms to prevent children from exiting your home unnoticed.
· Teach children to honk the horn or turn on hazard lights if they become stuck inside a car.
· If a child is missing, immediately check the inside, floorboards, and trunk of all vehicles in the area carefully, even if they’re locked.

You can find more resources from NHTSA here: https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/heatstroke-prevention.

04/29/2021

IT'S TIME!

Learn more from host sheriff, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's Sheriff Paul Penzone, about what Phoenix has to offer when you attend our 2021 Annual Conference, June 22-24, 2021!

Register at nsaconference.org! #Sheriffs2021

Our thoughts are with the families of Sergeant Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox of the Watauga County Sheriff's Offic...
04/29/2021
'An incredibly tragic situation:' North Carolina man fatally shoots 2 deputies, parents in Boone stand-off

Our thoughts are with the families of Sergeant Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina.

Sgt. Ward and Deputy Fox were responding to a call yesterday morning and were ambushed upon entering the home.

“This is an incredibly tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved as well as their families and our community,” Watauga Sheriff Len Hagaman said. “I greatly appreciate the tremendous support we are receiving from law enforcement agencies across the region and the state.”

A Watauga County Sheriff’s Office deputy was killed and another wounded in a shooting that prompted a standoff.

Congratulations to Responsibility.org as they celebrate 30 years! Their partnership with NSA has helped to reduce impair...
04/28/2021

Congratulations to Responsibility.org as they celebrate 30 years! Their partnership with NSA has helped to reduce impaired driving and save lives.

Speaking of working together - NSA and Responsibility.org have a webinar coming up on May 13th at 1pm ET! Register at http://sheriffs.org/GreenLabWebinar

Through powerful partnerships w/ dedicated advocates like you, we’ve delivered progress. Since '91, drunk driving fatalities are down 36%, underage drinking is down from 80% to 44%, & youth binge drinking has been cut by 1/2!

We are proud of the collective work we have done so far, and look forward to defining the future of alcohol responsibility—together—in the years to come.

For 3️⃣0️⃣ years of smiles and hugs and safe arrivals, we want to simply say thank you to our partners. Thank you for your support, your collaboration, your devotion & your tireless efforts working toward a more responsible future for us all! #Responsibilityat30

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Don't miss today's webinar, The Power of 3D Technology in the Courtroom, at 1pm ET. For modern prosec...
04/28/2021

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY:

Don't miss today's webinar, The Power of 3D Technology in the Courtroom, at 1pm ET.

For modern prosecutors, still photographs of a crime scene no longer cut it. That’s why a growing number of law enforcement agencies are using laser scanners and 3D imaging technology for crime-scene capture. The result is a unique, multi-angled perspective that is proving persuasive to courtroom juries.

Join Senior FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers, and FARO Field Application Engineer Noreen Charlton, to hear about how 3D scanning technology is having a significant impact on courtroom juries and providing an objective view of crime scenes.

Register at https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/partner-webinar-the-power-of-3d-technology-in-the-courtroom/.

WEBINAR WEDNESDAY:

Don't miss today's webinar, The Power of 3D Technology in the Courtroom, at 1pm ET.

For modern prosecutors, still photographs of a crime scene no longer cut it. That’s why a growing number of law enforcement agencies are using laser scanners and 3D imaging technology for crime-scene capture. The result is a unique, multi-angled perspective that is proving persuasive to courtroom juries.

Join Senior FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers, and FARO Field Application Engineer Noreen Charlton, to hear about how 3D scanning technology is having a significant impact on courtroom juries and providing an objective view of crime scenes.

Register at https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/partner-webinar-the-power-of-3d-technology-in-the-courtroom/.

DYK - our 2021 Sheriff of the Year is a rodeo star! Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff's Department will r...
04/27/2021

DYK - our 2021 Sheriff of the Year is a rodeo star!

Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff's Department will receive the Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award at our Annual Conference this June in Phoenix.

Learn more and register at nsaconference.org. #Sheriffs2021

04/26/2021

Our thoughts are with Sheriff McKelvey's family and his former colleagues at the DCSO.

Sheriff McKelvey was our President for the 1999-2000 term.

IT'S TIME TO...EXPLORE! We have a bunch of new features at our exhibit hall during this year's Annual Conference in Phoe...
04/26/2021

IT'S TIME TO...EXPLORE!

We have a bunch of new features at our exhibit hall during this year's Annual Conference in Phoenix this June, including:

- This year’s NSA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall floor plan is a unique ‘sawtooth’ pattern. Required by the Phoenix Convention Center, it is designed to follow COVID safety protocols, keeping a safe distance between exhibit booths.

- Demo Den and NSA Talks - short presentations demonstrating cutting-edge technology, new equipment, and updated techniques, as well as NSA-curated content with actionable take-aways.

- The NSA show floor will host more new companies exhibiting than we’ve ever had before. New equipment manufacturers, education and training organizations, fleet providers, jail products and construction, drone manufacturers, weapons technology, specialty vehicles, uniforms – if you need it for your team, you’re going to find it on the NSA show floor!

- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will display their new Bell 429 Helicopter in the Exhibit Hall. The helicopter was recently dedicated to a fallen MCSO Deputy, Kenneth Blair.

Ken Blair was a 22-year Air Force Veteran and had been a Deputy Sheriff with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for 8 years. On September 28, 1995, Dep. Blair, Serial Number 812, responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex near the intersection of Litchfield and Glendale in District 2. Upon arrival, he approached the location on foot. With backup several minutes away, Dep. Blair heard screaming from the apartment and fearing injury to the victim inside, made the decision to make entry alone. Upon breaching the door, Dep. Blair was immediately met with gunfire and instantly killed.

Learn more and register at nsaconference.org!

IT'S TIME TO...EXPLORE!

We have a bunch of new features at our exhibit hall during this year's Annual Conference in Phoenix this June, including:

- This year’s NSA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall floor plan is a unique ‘sawtooth’ pattern. Required by the Phoenix Convention Center, it is designed to follow COVID safety protocols, keeping a safe distance between exhibit booths.

- Demo Den and NSA Talks - short presentations demonstrating cutting-edge technology, new equipment, and updated techniques, as well as NSA-curated content with actionable take-aways.

- The NSA show floor will host more new companies exhibiting than we’ve ever had before. New equipment manufacturers, education and training organizations, fleet providers, jail products and construction, drone manufacturers, weapons technology, specialty vehicles, uniforms – if you need it for your team, you’re going to find it on the NSA show floor!

- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will display their new Bell 429 Helicopter in the Exhibit Hall. The helicopter was recently dedicated to a fallen MCSO Deputy, Kenneth Blair.

Ken Blair was a 22-year Air Force Veteran and had been a Deputy Sheriff with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for 8 years. On September 28, 1995, Dep. Blair, Serial Number 812, responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex near the intersection of Litchfield and Glendale in District 2. Upon arrival, he approached the location on foot. With backup several minutes away, Dep. Blair heard screaming from the apartment and fearing injury to the victim inside, made the decision to make entry alone. Upon breaching the door, Dep. Blair was immediately met with gunfire and instantly killed.

Learn more and register at nsaconference.org!

Our thoughts are with Deputy Gwosdz's family and all his friends and colleagues at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
04/23/2021

Our thoughts are with Deputy Gwosdz's family and all his friends and colleagues at the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Deputy Alexander Gwosdz, who died Thursday from COVID-19 complications. Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to his grieving family, loved ones, and colleagues.

Deputy Gwosdz, 32, was a 9-year veteran of HCSO. He joined the agency in 2012 as a detention officer. Since graduating from the Sheriff’s Office Basic Peace Officer Course in 2014, he has served as a patrol deputy in northwest Harris County.

“We are devastated and saddened by another loss of life and reminded again of the dangers of this terrible virus,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Deputy Gwosdz loved his job. He had a servant’s heart. He came from a law enforcement family; his father is a retired Sheriff’s Office deputy and our brother in blue. His whole life was ahead of him.”

We are honored to work with Sheriff Chris Swanson and Lt. Todd Lanning from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office on this ...
04/23/2021
Jailhouse and schoolhouse: Education that gave me direction is doing the same for my inmates

We are honored to work with Sheriff Chris Swanson and Lt. Todd Lanning from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office on this important program and on the column below that was posted last evening in USA Today.

Michigan Sheriffs' Association

As a corrections officer, I saw generational incarceration​​​​​​​ and pushed the jail to bring in more learning to combat it.

04/21/2021

NSA Statement on Chauvin Verdict from NSA President Sheriff David Mahoney:

"The American justice system today again demonstrated its resilience. The guilt of Mr. Chauvin was determined by a jury, and the defendant was represented by competent counsel and the people by an equally capable prosecutor.

We echo calls for peaceful respect of the trial’s outcome. No one can adequately express our sadness for the loss of life, but so too our frustration at the actions of lawless behavior in the protests that destroy communities and the confidence in our democracy."

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NSA & Responsibility.org Present: The Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop...
04/20/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NSA & Responsibility.org Present: The Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop - Green Lab. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NSA & Responsibility.org Present: The Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop - Green Lab. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NSA & Responsibility.org Present: The Cannabis Impairment Detection Workshop - Green Lab. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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