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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.

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.

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The CDC released updated  guidance for correctional/detention facilities today. "Because of the congregate living arrang...
11/29/2022
Community, Work, and School

The CDC released updated guidance for correctional/detention facilities today.

"Because of the congregate living arrangements in homeless shelters and correctional and detention facilities, the risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher in these settings compared with the general population. In addition, there is a high prevalence of certain medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness and among people who are incarcerated, increasing the risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 in these populations."

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-correctional-settings.html

Actions that communities can take to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Seminar proposals for  in Grand Rapids are now open and will be open through the end of the year. You can learn more and...
11/28/2022

Seminar proposals for in Grand Rapids are now open and will be open through the end of the year.

You can learn more and submit your proposal at http://sheriffs.org/annualseminars

11/24/2022

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please remember those who are working to ensure their communities are safe and secure.

11/23/2022

Please keep the family and colleagues of the deputy in your thoughts and prayers.

11/20/2022

At this time, four recruits from Sheriff’s Academy Class # 464 still remain in critical condition and the rest have been released from the hospital who suffered non-life-threatening injuries. We remain hopeful for all involved to have a full and speedy recovery, however one recruit, Alejandro Martinez, has suffered setbacks that have left him in grave condition. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

The Department would like to thank the community for the continued outpouring of support and prayers received for all affected.

Our deepest condolences to Sheriff Melvin High's family and the entire Prince George's County, Office Of The Sheriff. Sh...
11/18/2022
Prince George's Co. Sheriff Melvin C. High dies after nearly 20 years of service

Our deepest condolences to Sheriff Melvin High's family and the entire Prince George's County, Office Of The Sheriff. Sheriff High had a distinguished career in law enforcement, starting in 1969 with the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept..

Sheriff High passed away Thursday shortly after checking into an area hospital. He died at the age of 78.

The National Sheriffs' Association recently presented a Harm Reduction Train-the-Trainer class hosted by Virginia Depart...
11/17/2022

The National Sheriffs' Association recently presented a Harm Reduction Train-the-Trainer class hosted by Virginia Department of Health, taught by Tom Maioli, Sean Fogler, and Linda Beck through CDC’s Overdose Data to Action program.

The National Sheriffs' Association is honored to join with our law enforcement colleagues in signing this year's  Procla...
11/16/2022

The National Sheriffs' Association is honored to join with our law enforcement colleagues in signing this year's Proclamation to continue efforts to jointly improve the safety across all roadways and our nation's , who put themselves in harm's way responding to roadway incidents.

Fire officials said five of the sheriff's recruits were listed in critical condition, four suffered "moderate" injuries,...
11/16/2022
Nearly two dozen LA County sheriff's recruits hit by vehicle during run

Fire officials said five of the sheriff's recruits were listed in critical condition, four suffered "moderate" injuries, and 13 suffered minor injuries. The driver of the SUV also suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Nearly two dozen deputy recruits in a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department training academy class who were on a run were injured, five critically, when they were hit by an SUV.

This Crash Responder Safety Week, and every week, respect our roadside heroes – EMS, fire and rescue, law enforcement, p...
11/16/2022

This Crash Responder Safety Week, and every week, respect our roadside heroes – EMS, fire and rescue, law enforcement, public works, towing and recovery, and transportation professionals who risk their lives to keep roads clear. Slow Down, Move Over, Stay Alert.

All 50 States and D.C. have Move Over laws requiring drivers to slow down and move over when they are near stationary responder vehicles. Visit bit.ly/MoveOverInMyState to find out your State's law.

National Sheriffs’ Association Announces I.G.N.I.T.E. Partnership with ColourBank“Sheriffs want to be the catalyst for c...
11/15/2022
National Sheriffs’ Association Announces I.G.N.I.T.E. Partnership with Colour Bank | NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION

National Sheriffs’ Association Announces I.G.N.I.T.E. Partnership with ColourBank

“Sheriffs want to be the catalyst for change in America’s jails; I.G.N.I.T.E is doing just that, and ColourBank can help us take it to the next level,” said NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson. He continued, “We are so proud and grateful to have them as a partner.”

Read more: https://www.sheriffs.org/ColourBankPressRelease

Alexandria, VA – The National Sheriffs’ Association announced today a partnership with neo bank, “Colour,” that will work to advance the Association’s I.G.N.I.T.E. (Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education) program, a nation-wide jail initiative that prepares inmates for...

Nearly every week, a  is killed while helping clear a roadway incident. Many more sustain life-altering injuries. The 4-...
11/15/2022

Nearly every week, a is killed while helping clear a roadway incident. Many more sustain life-altering injuries.

The 4-hour National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training course teaches every responder community how to safely and quickly clear traffic incidents.

The training is available in-person or virtually.

NSA encourages all incident responders to take the free traffic incident management training: https://bit.ly/TIMtrain

We stand with the U.S. Department of Transportation in bringing attention to Crash Responder Safety Week. We honor our  ...
11/14/2022

We stand with the U.S. Department of Transportation in bringing attention to Crash Responder Safety Week. We honor our – traffic incident responder who risk their lives to safely and quickly clear roadways.

"Every minute of every day, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, public works, transportation, towing, and other responders work roadside to make roadways safe for all road users. Unfortunately, these traffic incident responders put their lives at risk when clearing each of the nearly 7-million annual motor vehicle crashes or the broader range of incidents such as stalled vehicles or roadway debris. CRSW is an opportunity to promote road user awareness and adherence to Move Over laws and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training for all traffic incident responders."

Learn more at https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/tim/crash_responder.htm

Congratulations to Sheriff, now Governor-elect, Lombardo."Sheriff Lombardo is a strong leader with good judgment who is ...
11/12/2022
Republican Lombardo ousts Democratic governor in Nevada

Congratulations to Sheriff, now Governor-elect, Lombardo.

"Sheriff Lombardo is a strong leader with good judgment who is committed to doing the right thing for all of the citizens of Nevada," said Jonathan Thompson, NSA's Executive Director and CEO.

Lombardo’s defeat of Sisolak ends four years of Democratic dominance in Nevada.

Happy  from a grateful nation. Approximately 8% of our nation's citizens are veterans - today, and every day, we thank y...
11/11/2022

Happy from a grateful nation.

Approximately 8% of our nation's citizens are veterans - today, and every day, we thank you for your selfless service to our country.

Many veterans continued to serve their communities after leaving the service, with estimates of around 20% of local, state, and federal law enforcement with a military background.

THANK YOU!

Register for our upcoming webinar next week: sheriffs.org/predominantaggressor
11/02/2022

Register for our upcoming webinar next week: sheriffs.org/predominantaggressor

"It is close to Halloween time," Sheriff Mike Milstead of Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office and chair of NSA's Drug Enfo...
10/27/2022
Parents should be ‘alert’ for colorful fentanyl pills on Halloween, unlikely to be found in candy: sheriff

"It is close to Halloween time," Sheriff Mike Milstead of Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office and chair of NSA's Drug Enforcement Committee said. "And I'm more worried that for some reason a child could get a hold of one of these packages [because] if they saw them in the house or maybe a family member or somebody who's struggling with addiction had purchased some that was in a package like this … I'd be concerned about the fact that it's in a box, it appears to be a candy, and that when you open it, there's brightly colored pills in there."

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/parents-should-be-alert-for-colorful-fentanyl-pills-on-halloween-unlikely-to-be-found-in-candy-sheriff

Sheriff Milstead said the intent of drug smugglers is not to pass out fentanyl at Halloween but to use the boxes of popular candy brands as a way to smuggle the drugs into the U.S.

“Schools can be complex facilities with varying designs and large meandering footprints,” said Jonathan Thompson, NSA Ex...
10/21/2022
22 states invest in digital maps to help police respond to school shootings

“Schools can be complex facilities with varying designs and large meandering footprints,” said Jonathan Thompson, NSA Executive Director. “Having access to layouts and designs with an accurate map is important for response to safety needs.”

At least 22 states have invested in digitizing maps of K-12 public schools for law enforcement agencies to use during emergencies such as mass shootings.

NSA was proud to be in Birmingham this week, training Alabama law enforcement on crisis management and communications. C...
10/14/2022

NSA was proud to be in Birmingham this week, training Alabama law enforcement on crisis management and communications. Communities can never be too prepared for a crisis and NSA is here to help.

Thanks to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for the invite and hosting and hat tip to WVTM 13 for highlighting the training!

For more information on hosting this training, email Patrick Royal ([email protected]).

NSA is working with National Association of Counties to highlight the work of sheriffs' offices across the country. This...
10/11/2022
Familiar Faces Initiative Data-Sharing Technology for Behavioral Health and Justice Learning Series

NSA is working with National Association of Counties to highlight the work of sheriffs' offices across the country. This week, NSA's Mitch Cunningham will be taking over the NACo (FFI) message board.

Click https://familiarfaces.naco.org/ to learn more about the FFI and to request access to the message board

You can also register for NACo’s 7-week Data-Sharing Technology Learning Series. The webinar series will launch October 20th to connect counties with technology companies that specialize in data-sharing and data integration across behavioral health, health, and justice systems. Data-sharing enables counties to identify familiar faces (individuals who frequently cycle through multiple county systems) and improve outcomes through care coordination.

Register here: https://www.naco.org/events/familiar-faces-initiative-data-sharing-technology-behavioral-health-and-justice-learning

Join NACo and the Familiar Faces Initiative (FFI) for a series of webinars highlighting new technologies that share and integrate data across local behavioral health, health and justice systems.

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Photos from Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida's post
09/29/2022

Photos from Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida's post

Sending TODAY - Lunch & Learn is a NEW monthly email video highlighting various law enforcement topics and trends that y...
09/28/2022

Sending TODAY - Lunch & Learn is a NEW monthly email video highlighting various law enforcement topics and trends that you can watch right at your desk - or on break in your patrol vehicle.

Sign up for today's Lunch & Learn: https://sheriffs.org/Sept22LunchLearn

Please keep Deputy Hartwick's family and colleagues at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts. Deputy Har...
09/23/2022

Please keep Deputy Hartwick's family and colleagues at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts. Deputy Hartwick was killed overnight while helping construction crews.

You can read more here: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/pinellascounty/deputy-michael-hartwick-killed-deadly-hit-and-run-st-petersburg/67-115cf480-1066-438e-b133-654df1f10012

It is with extraordinary sadness that we announce that Deputy Michael Hartwick was killed in the line of duty late Thursday evening as a result of a hit and run crash on I-275 in St. Petersburg. The suspect has been taken into custody.

Deputy Hartwick is survived by his two adult sons. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Deputy Hartwick’s family during this difficult time. Please keep his loved ones along with our PCSO family in your thoughts and prayers.

"In a time of out of control crime across the country, it's critical that Congress finally gives the investment in law e...
09/22/2022
Democrats strike deal on policing package with crime a big issue heading into midterms

"In a time of out of control crime across the country, it's critical that Congress finally gives the investment in law enforcement it needs to keep its communities safe,” NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson said in an emailed statement Wednesday afternoon. “The Gottheimer legislation would give them resources for recruitment, retention, equipment and mental health services needed for their success, and would be a welcome assistance."

House Democrats have struck a deal on a package of policing bills.The package could be a mild political win for Democrats ahead of the midterms, and it could be

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Sheriff Landric Reid, who passed away unexpectedly today. Please keep his dep...
09/22/2022

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Sheriff Landric Reid, who passed away unexpectedly today. Please keep his deputies and personnel with the Anson County Sheriffs Office, as well as his colleagues in the NC Sheriffs' Association, in your thoughts and prayers.

It is as a colleague and personal friend of Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid, and in my role as President of the NC Sheriffs' Association, that I share the sad news of Sheriff Reid's unexpected death earlier today.
Sheriff Reid and I started our tenure as sheriffs at the same time, and we attended the Sheriffs' Leadership Institute together. We have been close friends for the last 10 years. Our families have enjoyed time together at NCSA events and conferences.
Prior to being elected Sheriff, Reid proudly served as a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and the Anson County Sheriffs Office.

Thank you to Cass County Sheriff's Office - Fargo, ND and Jesse Jahner - Cass County Sheriff for inviting us to today's ...
09/21/2022

Thank you to Cass County Sheriff's Office - Fargo, ND and Jesse Jahner - Cass County Sheriff for inviting us to today's launch of your REIGNITE program.

And thank you to Sheriff Chris Swanson, Captain Jason Gould, and Johnell Allen of the Genesee County Sheriff's Office for joining us today and helping us take your IGNITE program nationwide!

09/21/2022
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09/19/2022

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09/18/2022

Congratulations to this mother-son duo that recently graduated and became deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office!

Lunch & Learn is a NEW monthly email video highlighting various law enforcement topics and trends that you can watch rig...
09/15/2022

Lunch & Learn is a NEW monthly email video highlighting various law enforcement topics and trends that you can watch right at your desk - or on break in your patrol vehicle.

This month's Lunch & Learn feature is provided by Vector Solutions. Sign up for this month's Lunch & Learn here: https://www.sheriffs.org/Sept22LunchLearn

09/12/2022

Heart-racing footage from a deputy driving through the Mosquito fire to get an elderly couple and their dogs after their vehicle got stuck inside the fire line.

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The CDC released updated guidance for correctional/detention facilities today.

"Because of the congregate living arrangements in homeless shelters and correctional and detention facilities, the risk of COVID-19 transmission is higher in these settings compared with the general population. In addition, there is a high prevalence of certain medical conditions associated with severe COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness and among people who are incarcerated, increasing the risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 in these populations."

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-correctional-settings.html
Seminar proposals for in Grand Rapids are now open and will be open through the end of the year.

You can learn more and submit your proposal at http://sheriffs.org/annualseminars
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and please remember those who are working to ensure their communities are safe and secure.
Please keep the family and colleagues of the deputy in your thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest condolences to Sheriff Melvin High's family and the entire Prince George's County, Office Of The Sheriff. Sheriff High had a distinguished career in law enforcement, starting in 1969 with the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept..
The National Sheriffs' Association recently presented a Harm Reduction Train-the-Trainer class hosted by Virginia Department of Health, taught by Tom Maioli, Sean Fogler, and Linda Beck through CDC’s Overdose Data to Action program.
The National Sheriffs' Association is honored to join with our law enforcement colleagues in signing this year's Proclamation to continue efforts to jointly improve the safety across all roadways and our nation's , who put themselves in harm's way responding to roadway incidents.
Fire officials said five of the sheriff's recruits were listed in critical condition, four suffered "moderate" injuries, and 13 suffered minor injuries. The driver of the SUV also suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.
This Crash Responder Safety Week, and every week, respect our roadside heroes – EMS, fire and rescue, law enforcement, public works, towing and recovery, and transportation professionals who risk their lives to keep roads clear. Slow Down, Move Over, Stay Alert.

All 50 States and D.C. have Move Over laws requiring drivers to slow down and move over when they are near stationary responder vehicles. Visit bit.ly/MoveOverInMyState to find out your State's law.
National Sheriffs’ Association Announces I.G.N.I.T.E. Partnership with ColourBank

“Sheriffs want to be the catalyst for change in America’s jails; I.G.N.I.T.E is doing just that, and ColourBank can help us take it to the next level,” said NSA Executive Director Jonathan Thompson. He continued, “We are so proud and grateful to have them as a partner.”

Read more: https://www.sheriffs.org/ColourBankPressRelease
Nearly every week, a is killed while helping clear a roadway incident. Many more sustain life-altering injuries.

The 4-hour National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training course teaches every responder community how to safely and quickly clear traffic incidents.

The training is available in-person or virtually.

NSA encourages all incident responders to take the free traffic incident management training: https://bit.ly/TIMtrain
We stand with the U.S. Department of Transportation in bringing attention to Crash Responder Safety Week. We honor our – traffic incident responder who risk their lives to safely and quickly clear roadways.

"Every minute of every day, law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency medical services, public works, transportation, towing, and other responders work roadside to make roadways safe for all road users. Unfortunately, these traffic incident responders put their lives at risk when clearing each of the nearly 7-million annual motor vehicle crashes or the broader range of incidents such as stalled vehicles or roadway debris. CRSW is an opportunity to promote road user awareness and adherence to Move Over laws and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training for all traffic incident responders."

Learn more at https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/tim/crash_responder.htm
Congratulations to Sheriff, now Governor-elect, Lombardo.

"Sheriff Lombardo is a strong leader with good judgment who is committed to doing the right thing for all of the citizens of Nevada," said Jonathan Thompson, NSA's Executive Director and CEO.
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