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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“It is not safe, it is not healthy, for all involved, for the people that are down there underneath the bridge. It is a ...
09/15/2021
Shocking photos show 4,500 migrants camped under bridge in Texas community

“It is not safe, it is not healthy, for all involved, for the people that are down there underneath the bridge. It is a situation that in my opinion has gone south and it’s not going to get any better until somebody does something,” said Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez.

An impromptu migrant camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, has swollen to more than 4,500 people, according to Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez, who said it’s become an untenable situation for all involved.

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering pa...
09/13/2021

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering parents the free OffenderWatch App, sheriffs can help parents find offenders nearby, keep track of family members, and send alerts.

https://offenderwatch.com/offenderwatch-safe-virtual-neighborhood/

#preventtheunthinkable

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering parents the free OffenderWatch App, sheriffs can help parents find offenders nearby, keep track of family members, and send alerts.

https://offenderwatch.com/offenderwatch-safe-virtual-neighborhood/

#preventtheunthinkable

"We will never forget those we lost that day, especially the first responders that didn't hesitate to run into harm's wa...
09/11/2021

"We will never forget those we lost that day, especially the first responders that didn't hesitate to run into harm's way, sacrificing their own lives to save others." - NSA President, Sheriff Vernon Stanforth of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office (OH).

#WeRemember #NeverForget

"We will never forget those we lost that day, especially the first responders that didn't hesitate to run into harm's way, sacrificing their own lives to save others." - NSA President, Sheriff Vernon Stanforth of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office (OH).

#WeRemember #NeverForget

09/10/2021

Our Third Vice President, Sheriff Kieran Donahue of the Canyon County Sheriffs Office, was on Fox & Friends recently to discuss how the border crisis is causing drug problems all across the country.

Our sincerest condolences to the family and colleagues of Sheriff Robert Ynclan from the Gonzales County Sheriff's Offic...
09/06/2021
Gonzales County Sheriff Robert Ynclan dies

Our sincerest condolences to the family and colleagues of Sheriff Robert Ynclan from the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office.

Gonzales County Sheriff Robert Ynclan lost his battle against COVID-19, succumbing to the illness on Sunday, Sept. 5. Yncla had been in an Austin hospital since last month. Friends, colleagues and …

09/02/2021
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If your agency would like to help out, the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association has noted that the sheriffs are in greatest need of manpower.

Any offers of manpower can be coordinated through your area's respective EOC/Emergency Management Agency. There is an approved EMAC request for deputies that will permit reimbursement of costs. Please email [email protected] for that EMAC reference number or reach out to your state's EOC.

NOTE: At this time, food, supplies, and miscellaneous goods cannot be accepted due to lack of electricity/personnel available to receive, protect, and store them. We will update when this becomes an option.

08/31/2021

National Sheriffs' Association has joined SwabTek's Post-Pandemic Drug Detection Care Package initiative, designed to equip Sheriff's offices across the country with the tools they need for drug detection efforts as the country starts to recover and reopen from the pandemic. For more information on the initiative, visit https://www.swabtek.com/nsa-care-package

#safety #security #swabtek #sheriff #nsa #lawenforcement

Sheriffs: Buckle Up, Slow Down, Drive Sober, and Stay Focused on the Road This #LaborDayWeekendAmerica’s sheriffs remind...
08/31/2021
TIPP Poll: Americans Support Law Enforcement Traffic Stops

Sheriffs: Buckle Up, Slow Down, Drive Sober, and Stay Focused on the Road This #LaborDayWeekend

America’s sheriffs remind drivers, especially during this long holiday weekend, that law enforcement is working to save lives through educating the public about impaired, distracted, and aggressive drivers.

https://tippinsights.com/americans-support-law-enforcement-traffic-stops/

Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma Co., the chair of the National Sheriffs' Association Traffic Safety Committee presents the results of a recent NSA/TIPP survey on traffic safety.

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, as well to those of:Marine Corps Lance...
08/30/2021

Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, as well to those of:

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz
Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak

They are American heroes, and we thank them for protecting us and serving their country.

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA. Register today! https://bi...
08/25/2021

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3iAexlH

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3iAexlH

Don't miss today's webinar, Overcoming Challenges: Launching a Drone Program, at 1pm ET. Learn the value of drone techno...
08/25/2021

Don't miss today's webinar, Overcoming Challenges: Launching a Drone Program, at 1pm ET.

Learn the value of drone technology use and the best ways to overcome challenges from leadership, funding, and community support.

Register at: https://bridgepointeducation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vBW7wxhbTbanboVXaYLHgQ

Don't miss today's webinar, Overcoming Challenges: Launching a Drone Program, at 1pm ET.

Learn the value of drone technology use and the best ways to overcome challenges from leadership, funding, and community support.

Register at: https://bridgepointeducation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vBW7wxhbTbanboVXaYLHgQ

CNA Corporation and the National Sheriffs' Association have introduced a new toolkit that provides a step-by-step plan f...
08/24/2021

CNA Corporation and the National Sheriffs' Association have introduced a new toolkit that provides a step-by-step plan for exercising an active shooter incident on a military installation. The Active Shooter Exercise Kit provides instructions for law enforcement agencies on how to plan, conduct and evaluate an exercise to highlight areas for improvement in preparedness for responding to an active shooter incident on U.S. military installations.

"We saw a gap in training that helps prepare our colleagues during active shooter situations," said Sheriff Nick Hanna of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office. “This toolkit places our tabletop exercises under a microscope and forces emergency responders to improve weak communication and collaboration practices.”

Learn more at https://sheriffs.org/activeshootertoolkit.

CNA Corporation and the National Sheriffs' Association have introduced a new toolkit that provides a step-by-step plan for exercising an active shooter incident on a military installation. The Active Shooter Exercise Kit provides instructions for law enforcement agencies on how to plan, conduct and evaluate an exercise to highlight areas for improvement in preparedness for responding to an active shooter incident on U.S. military installations.

"We saw a gap in training that helps prepare our colleagues during active shooter situations," said Sheriff Nick Hanna of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office. “This toolkit places our tabletop exercises under a microscope and forces emergency responders to improve weak communication and collaboration practices.”

Learn more at https://sheriffs.org/activeshootertoolkit.

08/23/2021

In FSACast Episode 28, Congresswoman Kat Cammack discusses her recent border trip with sheriffs and the impact it has on Florida's public safety.

"You can't protect your hometowns if you can't defend the homeland." -- Congresswoman Cammack

Subscribe, Rate, and Review: https://bit.ly/3B90nOT

#PublicSafety #LawEnforcement #FLSheriffs #FlaPol #podcast #Border #BorderCrisis

08/18/2021
Thank you to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Chris Swanson for inviting our team to your facility and ha...
08/18/2021

Thank you to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Chris Swanson for inviting our team to your facility and having NSA Executive Director, Jonathan Thompson, to speak at your latest I.G.N.I.T.E. graduation. This was the first female graduation for I.G.N.I.T.E.

Learn more about I.G.N.I.T.E. here: https://www.gcsomichigan.com/ignite

Don't miss tomorrow's webinar, Incident Coordination in the Tech Age: Using Active911  to Enhance Your Incident Response...
08/17/2021
Partner Webinar: Incident Coordination in the Tech Age: Using Active911 to Enhance Your Incident Response

Don't miss tomorrow's webinar, Incident Coordination in the Tech Age: Using Active911 to Enhance Your Incident Response.

This webinar will discuss the advantages of using technology in your agency to help enhance incident response times and overall coordination. It will review how Active911 improves emergency response coordination for law enforcement agencies around the country and get a deeper look at how the Douglas County Sheriff's Office uses them.

Learn more and register at https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/partner-webinar-incident-coordination-in-the-tech-age-using-active911-to-enhance-your-incident-response/.

Are you using software services? Are they helping reduce response times and increase efficiencies for calls? We live in a technology-driven world which can be daunting to implement. But, if done right, technology can improve your day-to-day activities within your agency. This webinar will discuss th...

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA. Register today! https://bi...
08/17/2021

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3iAexlH

Separate fact from fiction on virtual sheriff’s sales in Bid4Assets’ latest webinar with NSA.

Register today! https://bit.ly/3iAexlH

Please keep Deputy Proxmire's family, friends, and colleagues at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts ...
08/15/2021

Please keep Deputy Proxmire's family, friends, and colleagues at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office in your thoughts and prayers.

08/15/2021

It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce Deputy Ryan Proxmire has succumb to his injuries. Please keep Dep. Proxmire, his family and his law enforcement family in your thoughts as we begin to grieve this tragic loss.

KCSO will continue to update the community as soon as we know more details. Sheriff Fuller will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon. The time is still to be announced.

Thank you everyone for the support that has been coming into the Sheriff’s Office for Ryan, his family and our deputies.

Sending our thoughts to Mississippi, the Mississippi Sheriffs' Association, and the families and colleagues of two sheri...
08/11/2021
Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance's death is coronavirus related, coroner says

Sending our thoughts to Mississippi, the Mississippi Sheriffs' Association, and the families and colleagues of two sheriffs who have passed in the past week.

Yesterday, Sheriff Mark Fulco of the Yalobusha County Sheriff's Department died from complications of COVID-19.

Barely a week ago, Lee Vance, Hinds County Sheriff passed away at home while quarantining after testing positive for the delta variant of COVID-19.

More on Sheriff Fulco's death: https://mississippitoday.org/2021/08/10/yalobusha-county-sheriff-dies-from-covid-19-complications/

More on Sheriff Vance's death: https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2021/08/05/hinds-county-sheriff-died-covid-19-complications/5495795001/

Sheriff Lee Vance, 63, died Wednesday. He had been in quarantine after testing positive for the delta variant.

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering pa...
08/11/2021

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering parents the free OffenderWatch App, sheriffs can help parents find offenders nearby, keep track of family members, and send alerts. #preventtheunthinkable

Learn more: https://offenderwatch.com/offenderwatch-safe-virtual-neighborhood/

Protect her from online predators. Over 80% of Americans live within a mile of a registered s*x offender. By offering parents the free OffenderWatch App, sheriffs can help parents find offenders nearby, keep track of family members, and send alerts. #preventtheunthinkable

Learn more: https://offenderwatch.com/offenderwatch-safe-virtual-neighborhood/

Vermont’s Acting U.S. Attorney says the state has a police recruitment and retention crisis and that with violent crimes...
08/10/2021
Authorities say Vermont facing police recruitment, retention crisis

Vermont’s Acting U.S. Attorney says the state has a police recruitment and retention crisis and that with violent crimes on the rise, police departments cannot keep up with the number of officers leaving.

https://www.wcax.com/2021/08/06/authorities-say-vermont-facing-police-recruitment-retention-crisis/

Read the commentary here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-vt/pr/commentary-acting-us-attorney-jonathan-ophardt

Orange County Sheriff's Office - Vermont

Vermont’s Acting U.S. Attorney says the state has a police recruitment and retention crisis and that with violent crimes on the rise, police departments cannot keep up with the number of officers leaving.

Don't miss this week's webinar on Wednesday at 3pm ET - Implementing and Supporting Your Applications in the CloudLaw en...
08/09/2021
Partner Webinar: Implementing and Supporting Your Applications in the Cloud

Don't miss this week's webinar on Wednesday at 3pm ET - Implementing and Supporting Your Applications in the Cloud

Law enforcement, justice, and other public-sector entities have recently been making a move toward transitioning their applications to the cloud. However, many agencies who have successfully adopted a cloud-first approach acknowledge that the transition from brick-and-mortar operations turned out to be more complex than they initially projected. During this webinar, we will explore some of the roadblocks cloud-transitions often entail and present strategies for overcoming them.

Register at: https://www.justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/partner-webinar-implementing-and-supporting-your-applications-in-the-cloud/

Law enforcement, justice, and other public-sector entities have recently been making a move toward transitioning their applications to the cloud. However, many agencies who have successfully adopted a cloud-first approach acknowledge that the transition from brick-and-mortar operations turned out to...

Our thoughts are with Deputy Shirley's family and friends, and his colleagues at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office i...
08/06/2021
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy dies in shooting; police say he was 'targeted, ambushed'

Our thoughts are with Deputy Shirley's family and friends, and his colleagues at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Kentucky. JCSO Sheriff John Aubrey is an NSA Past President (2014-2015).

Deputy Shirley was shot in his vehicle while working an off-duty security detail.

"We can say with a feeling of confidence that he was targeted, and that he was ambushed," Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Erika Shields said. "It is just sickening. We will make an arrest."

LMPD Spokesperson Alicia Smiley says the deputy was working off duty at a used car lot when he was shot while sitting in his vehicle.

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Our thoughts are with Sheriff Heath's wife and children, the citizens of Jones County, and the many North Carolina Sheri...
08/04/2021

Our thoughts are with Sheriff Heath's wife and children, the citizens of Jones County, and the many North Carolina Sheriffs who have expressed their sympathy and grief.

The following is my statement at the press conference yesterday on the passing of Sheriff Danny Heath. Thank you to the local stations for helping us honor his memory. The link at the bottom is to WCTI 12 live coverage. Skip ahead to around 10 mins for the start of the conference. Thank you to Vice Chairman County Commissioner Charlie Dunn Jr and Chief Deputy Matt Wineman for joining me yesterday. This was the toughest press conference by far to prepare for. On behalf of Jones County and the County Commissioners please accept our fullest condolences as we are all saddened and shocked over the loss of our Sheriff. Please join the family this Sunday at 2 pm at the Jones County Civic Center as we hold services for Sheriff Danny Heath. More details of this service will be released soon.

Sincerely, Franky J Howard Jones County Manager.

August 2 2021 will forever go down in history as one of the toughest days in Jones County. We not only lost an Elected Official, we lost a citizen, a veteran, a father, a friend, a local hero. Today we announce the unfortunate passing of Jones County Sheriff Danny Ray Heath. First let me say, our thoughts and prayers are with his Wife Cheryl and his family as well as all his staff and friends. There is nothing I can say to take away the grief that everyone is processing. May God bring us all peace and understanding during this difficult time.

Danny will be remembered by his strong work ethic and leadership that surpassed all expectations. He was dedicated to his elected office and took his role and responsibilities very seriously. If you knew Sheriff Heath, you knew he was a force to be reckoned with and when he set his mind to something, that was the end of the discussion. He stood up for his department and employees as well as Jones County and its citizens. As the elected Sheriff of Jones County, he had a responsibility that none of us can begin to relate too or understand. I know personally that he took his job seriously and wouldnt rest until the job was done. As Commissioner Haddock reminded me earlier today, Danny worked countless hours as Sheriff of Jones County. Many of which we will never know. He enjoyed his time working “toe to toe” with his team. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find him working nights alongside his crew. And as I said before, he worked until the job was done. And for his sake, we all know the job we have before us is not done yet. Let us go from here and keep his legacy alive in Jones County, and do what Danny would do and get the job done.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all those that have shared their condolences with the County Staff and Heath Family. Also thank you to all the surrounding counties that have reached out in support. Just know that Jones County is being supported by almost all law enforcement agencies around us, so that our staff can take this time to grieve. We are grateful to have good neighbors, and this is just another testimony to the legacy Sheriff Heath has left not only in our county but in Eastern North Carolina.

https://www.facebook.com/wcti12/videos/220817073303111/

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