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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Today is national #thankapoliceofficer day! To our nation's law enforcement officers, we wanted to say THANK YOU for pro...
09/19/2020

Today is national #thankapoliceofficer day!

To our nation's law enforcement officers, we wanted to say THANK YOU for protecting and serving your communities every day.

Statement from NSA on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:"Justice Ginsburg broke many barriers and so many owe her...
09/19/2020

Statement from NSA on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

"Justice Ginsburg broke many barriers and so many owe her a debt for leading our nation to insist upon recognizing not just intellect but insight and the fight to do right. She should always warrant deep respect and admiration. We are saddened by her passing and send our prayers to her family, friends and admirers. She was more than a pillar in law, but a pillar to our nation fighting injustice and unfairness."

In response to Hurricane Sally, Lyft activated their #LyftUp Disaster Response program to provide access to free rides t...
09/18/2020
Activating LyftUp For Hurricane Sally

In response to Hurricane Sally, Lyft activated their #LyftUp Disaster Response program to provide access to free rides to help those in affected areas move to designated evacuation shelters.

Rides can be accessed using the code SALLYRELIEF20, valid for 2 rides up to $15 each, from now until 9/26 at 11:59 p.m. while rides are available. They advise checking evacuation shelters operational hours and availability before visiting the sites.

Activating LyftUp For Hurricane Sally

09/18/2020
Justin Rose - Honor To The Badge (Music Video)

Justin Rose - Honor To The Badge (Music Video)

Official music video for Honor To The Badge by Justin Rose. Dedicated to the fallen and those they've left behind. In Memory of Deputy Gary Garza Written and...

COVID-19 has posed difficulties for everyone – especially within jails. NaphCare, Inc. is offering resources to help She...
09/16/2020

COVID-19 has posed difficulties for everyone – especially within jails. NaphCare, Inc. is offering resources to help Sheriffs and your teams manage your response. With community spread of COVID-19 present in the majority of the country, it’s imperative to stay the course and not relax on preventative measures. Read more about the recommendations from NaphCare’s Chief Medical Officer to keep everyone safe during this unprecedented pandemic: https://bit.ly/34CLsiH.

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida
09/16/2020

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Today, Sheriff John Mina and other community leaders and family members honored some of our local fallen law enforcement heroes at the unveiling of the Traffic Box Fallen Officer Tribute. Amazing local artist Joyce Hayes painted the murals of OCSO’s Deputy First Class Norman “Cecil” Lewis; OPD’s Lt. Debra Clayton and Kissimmee PD’s Officer Matthew Baxter. This traffic box honoring our fallen is located on the corner of W. South Street and Orange Blossom Trail.

We'd like to wish Sheriff Rehmann a fast recovery - thank you for your 14 years of dedicated, honorable service to your ...
09/15/2020
McLeod County sheriff retires after 14 years following stroke

We'd like to wish Sheriff Rehmann a fast recovery - thank you for your 14 years of dedicated, honorable service to your community and the McLeod County Sheriff's Office.

Minnesota Sheriffs' Association

McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann said he made the decision after suffering a stroke at the end of August. He said the stroke has affected his ability to perform the main functions of his job...

From NSA Executive Director and CEO, Jonathan Thompson:To those who are donating their time and money to assist the two ...
09/15/2020
Reward for info in shooting of 2 L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies upped to $200K after Metro and anonymous contributions

From NSA Executive Director and CEO, Jonathan Thompson:

To those who are donating their time and money to assist the two LA County Sheriff’s deputies who were brutally hurt with a planned attack, we appreciate beyond words their commitment to those sacrificing for the safety of our communities. We salute you.

Ambush attacks like this on law enforcement have no place in a civilized society. This brazen act of cowardice must not go unforgotten and deserves the full and dedicated attention of the entire local, state, and federal law enforcement community. The Nation’s sheriffs stand shoulder to shoulder with the men and women of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to bring to justice those responsible for this senseless act.

To add more fuel to the fire, several people appeared at the hospital to denigrate and taunt the Deputies. In doing so they prevented those who were sick and hurting from getting desperate emergency care, this is reprehensible and has no place in American society. This was not peaceful protesting, it was an act of intimidation aimed at demeaning those deputies, but also to anyone seeking care. We must not stand for it any longer.

A department spokesman confirmed the increased reward after Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a radio interview that the donors stepped forward to add to the $100,000 reward approved by the Board of …

Two deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot...
09/13/2020
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot in Compton ambush

Two deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot multiple times while they sat in their patrol vehicle.

"That was a cowardly act," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. "The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train. To see somebody just walk up and start shooting on them. It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There's no pretty way to say it."

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies were shot in an ambush at a Metro station in Compton Saturday, officials say.

Our hearts go out to Officer Roberts' family and the entire Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas. 💔
09/12/2020

Our hearts go out to Officer Roberts' family and the entire Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Texas. 💔

It’s with a heavy heart that I inform the passing of a Williamson County Sheriff’s Office employee. Officer Susan Roberts of the Corrections Bureau was hospitalized last week while at work & passed this morning. Please pray for her family, friends & coworkers.

Officer Roberts was a mother, grandmother, & a great grandmother and will be sorely missed by all.

Special prayer for her son who is also an officer and her shift who found out the news while they were working today.

Jonathan Thompson, executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said the pandemic, civil unrest and enactin...
09/12/2020
Marijuana vote poses November risk for Democrats

Jonathan Thompson, executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, said the pandemic, civil unrest and enacting a federal budget are among the more pressing issues for Americans at the moment. “You're telling me that legalizing marijuana is a higher priority than all those things?” Thompson said.

They argue legalization is a racial justice issue, but critics question the timing in the midst of a pandemic and high-stakes presidential contest.

We will never forget.9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident fo...
09/11/2020

We will never forget.

9/11 is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed, respectively.

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Deputy Hendrix and the entire Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Hendersonvil...
09/11/2020

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Deputy Hendrix and the entire Henderson County Sheriff's Office, Hendersonville North Carolina. 🖤💙🖤

It is with a very heavy heart the family of Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix and Sheriff Lowell Griffin announce Ryan’s passing.

Early this morning while the world slept, Ryan responded to assist a family needing help when they became innocent victims of a violent encounter. We all know the tragic outcome, but Ryan refuses to let the story end there.

Even in passing Ryan continues to exemplify a servant’s heart. You see, Ryan was also an organ donor. He will continue to help strangers for a lifetime, even after making the ultimate sacrifice.

Ryan’s family wants everyone to know that “Ryan was doing the job he was born to do and he died doing the job he loved”.

As arrangements are made, more details will follow.

09/09/2020
Fox News

Join us as we collaborate with national law enforcement organizations for National Faith and Blue weekend, October 9th through the 11th.

Learn more at www.faithandblue.org.

National law enforcement leaders gather in Washington, D.C. to announce the inaugural National Faith & Blue Weekend, scheduled to take place Oct. 9-12, 2020.

Help the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office FL name their newest addition!
09/09/2020

Help the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office FL name their newest addition!

Help Us Name Our Newest Puppy K-9

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office just hired a new Bloodhound K-9. He is an 8 week old male.

As we have done in the past, we want our community to help find a name. In the comments below, give your name suggestion by noon Friday, September 11. This Friday, the handler will go through the submissions and pick the winner. Our two other Bloodhounds are K-9 Copper and K-9 Zinc, but this pups name does not have to relate to the others. The deadline is strict, as he needs to begin training with his new name.
If the name you suggested is chosen, we will contact you for a meet and greet with the pup, photos on our page, along with a special prize.
RULES:
• Only names on this post will be considered.
• On same name posts, first on the list by date and time will be considered.
• The Bloodhound is a BOY.
• One name per post.
• Contest ends Friday, September 11 at 12:00 pm.

Our thoughts are with Corporal Bryant Searcy's family and the entire Wayne County Sheriff's Office.Late Wednesday evenin...
09/03/2020
Wayne County Sheriff’s corporal dies after attack inside jail

Our thoughts are with Corporal Bryant Searcy's family and the entire Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Late Wednesday evening, Corporal Searcy was attacked by an inmate. Searcy was taken to the hospital where he died.

Late Wednesday evening, Corporal Bryant Searcy was attacked by a 28-year-old inmate.

Florida Sheriffs Association
09/03/2020

Florida Sheriffs Association

Thank you to the National Sheriffs' Association for their coordination and to the REFORM Alliance for their generous donation. FSA has now delivered 140,000 masks to 47 jails in Florida over the last two weeks! #ProtectingFlorida

Are you looking to strengthen your FTO program? Join TargetSolutions for a special webinar on how agencies can utilize d...
08/31/2020

Are you looking to strengthen your FTO program? Join TargetSolutions for a special webinar on how agencies can utilize dynamic, video-based online training to enhance their FTO program, which will ensure officers are well-trained and prepared! The webinar is scheduled for Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. (PDT). We’ll provide an overview of TargetSolutions’ industry-leading online training management system, which features more than 240 accredited training courses.

https://info.targetsolutions.com/acton/media/29198/strengthen-fto-program-with-dynamic-online-training-webinar-lp-2020-09

The COPS Office and the National Sheriffs' Association hosted a series of roundtable and focus groups, supplemented by a...
08/31/2020

The COPS Office and the National Sheriffs' Association hosted a series of roundtable and focus groups, supplemented by a needs assessment, to determine the needs, promising practices, and challenges of sheriffs' offices along the northern and southern borders of the United States.

You can read the report at the link below.

This report summarizes the findings of discussions held by the COPS Office's and @NationalSheriff's to determine the needs, promising practices, and challenges of sheriffs' offices along the northern and southern borders of the United States. Learn more: https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P425

As school starts - and many going virtual - Pasco Sheriff's Office highlighted some apps that parents should be aware of...
08/27/2020
Pasco sheriff's office names 15 apps parents should look out for on their kids' devices

As school starts - and many going virtual - Pasco Sheriff's Office highlighted some apps that parents should be aware of with the extra screen time.

"It’s important to know what your kids are doing online and we want to help keep parents informed! Our School Resources Officers put together a list of 15 apps parents should know about!"

With summer break over and classes beginning across the state -- which includes online learning -- the Pasco County Sheriff's Office released a list of 15 apps, they say, parents should know about.

"Everybody knew and respected Big John, and he knew everybody in the county," said George Reed, who lives near Letohatch...
08/27/2020
Lowndes County Courthouse renamed in honor of slain sheriff

"Everybody knew and respected Big John, and he knew everybody in the county," said George Reed, who lives near Letohatchee. "If you had business in the courthouse you just automatically stuck your head in the sheriff's office to see if he was there. He always had time for a conversation."

The popular lawman was killed in the line of duty in 2019 while dispersing a crowd in the parking lot of a Hayneville convenience store.

Our thoughts are with Sergeant Salazar's family and the entire Nueces County Sheriff's Office.
08/23/2020

Our thoughts are with Sergeant Salazar's family and the entire Nueces County Sheriff's Office.

The Nueces County Sheriff’s Office mourns with the family of Sergeant Raul Salazar who died this morning at a local Hospital. He was 52 years old. It is being reported at this time that Sgt. Salazar died from complications of Covid-19 and other serious medical conditions.

Raul Salazar graduated from the Del Mar Regional Police Academy in May 1998 and started his law enforcement career with the Beeville Police Department in September 1998 before moving to the Texas A&M Kingsville University Police Department. He also worked with the Kingsville Police Department and the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office before coming to the Nueces County in 2013. He worked as a Bailiff for Judge Klager in County Court #4 and then came to the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office in July 2015.

Raul started with the NCSO in July of 2015 as a Patrol Deputy, promoted to Corporal in November 2015 and promoted to Sergeant in September 2017. He will be missed by his coworkers and all that knew him.

The Nueces County Sheriff’s Office will share information concerning memorial services and celebrations of life when the information becomes available. Please continue to pray for his wife and immediate family during this sad and trying period of time.

Dane County Sheriff's Office
08/23/2020

Dane County Sheriff's Office

With a very heavy heart and sadness that Sheriff Mahoney informs you of the passing of Deputy Richard “Rick” Treadwell, age 61, due to COVID-19.

Deputy Treadwell was sworn in as deputy sheriff on May 8, 1995. He was promoted to the rank of DIII-Training Deputy on April 23, 2000. Deputy Treadwell was a dedicated valued member of our training team. Among his many areas of expertise, Rick was a Recruiter, EVOC Instructor, Firearms Instructor and CPR Instructor. He also instructed at the DCSO Jail Academy and Law Enforcement Academy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Treadwell family. 💙🖤💙

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office
08/19/2020

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

For National Aviation Day, we send our thanks to our Air Support Unit. They’ve found lost children, missing elderly, stolen property, fleeing criminals, flown local officials to survey flooding, helped gauge river erosion, and more. They’re an invaluable asset for Fort Bend County.

#NationalAviationDay

Over the past few years, NSA has been collaborating with the National Center for Victims of Crime to provide training an...
08/19/2020

Over the past few years, NSA has been collaborating with the National Center for Victims of Crime to provide training and technical assistance for the Multidisciplinary Responses to Families and Communities in Complex Homicide Cases (Complex Homicide) project. A final deliverable for this project, “Promising Practices: Multidisciplinary Responses to Complex Homicide Cases” is now available on the TTA portal (https://www.ncvctta.org/).

The report was created with information provided by demonstration sites and subject matter experts on how to improve responses to homicide cases. It includes guidance on building a multidisciplinary team, common obstacles that sites encountered, and how to address those challenges. This report may be used as a resource for law enforcement, victim advocates, or other allied professionals that participate in existing multidisciplinary teams that respond to homicides, or those that are aiming to create one.

We will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, August 20th at 1 p.m. ET that showcases this and other materials available on the Resources page - you can register for the webinar here: https://bit.ly/34fNNjG!

Don't miss tomorrow's kick-off event for the NHTSA alcohol- and drug-impaired driving campaigns. The campaigns run throu...
08/18/2020

Don't miss tomorrow's kick-off event for the NHTSA alcohol- and drug-impaired driving campaigns.

The campaigns run through Labor Day, which is one of the deadliest times on US roads.

Tomorrow: Join NHTSA for a virtual press conference launching this year's Labor Day alcohol- and drug-impaired driving prevention campaigns. U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao, and NHTSA Deputy Administrator James Owens, along with representatives from MADD and the TN and CA Highway Patrols will speak on the dangers of impaired driving and how Labor Day weekend is one of the deadliest times on our nation's roads. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1065268846533862158

Need something to help you through the end of your Friday and get your weekend started? Check out the #JailTalk podcast,...
08/14/2020
Jail Talk Podcast

Need something to help you through the end of your Friday and get your weekend started?

Check out the #JailTalk podcast, featuring retired Sheriff (and former NSA board member) Paul Laney and Lauren Matthews from TurnKey Corrections - they'll be covering topics that affect the corrections industry, law enforcement, and the community members who interact with them.

JailTalk is a vlog and podcast created and recorded by TurnKey Corrections. Our intention with this project is to create discussion and provide access to man...

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