Major County Sheriffs of America

Major County Sheriffs of America The Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) is a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more.
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Congrats to MCSA Secretary & Richland County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Leon Lott, who has been named Sheriff of the Y...
04/02/2021
Why Richland County sheriff was named nation's best, a first for SC

Congrats to MCSA Secretary & Richland County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Leon Lott, who has been named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs' Association

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was named America's best by an 81-year-old national organization, becoming the first South Carolina sheriff to take home such an honor, according to the group.

Happy birthday to Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Stark
04/01/2021

Happy birthday to Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 Stark

Help us recognize K9 Stark as he celebrates his birthday! Stark is a veteran of the K9 team who has a record-setting 265 captures on his resume. When he’s not busy working, Stark loves to spend time at home with his family; he enjoys playing with his brother Autzen, a yellow lab, and playing ball with Cpl. Akin. Happy birthday Stark!

Don't be fooled...scams are no joke. Check out the graphic below and visit the Federal Trade Commission website to learn...
04/01/2021

Don't be fooled...scams are no joke. Check out the graphic below and visit the Federal Trade Commission website to learn about some of the ongoing #COVID19 scams and ways to protect yourself this #AprilFools and everyday https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy...
04/01/2021

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jeffrey McKee

It is with profound sadness that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announces the loss of Deputy Jeffrey McKee who passed away in an off-duty traffic collision on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Deputy McKee started his career with LASD in 2006. His last unit of assignment was Inmate Reception Center (IRC) as a Scheduling Deputy.

Deputy McKee is survived by his wife and two kids.

Deputy McKee committed his professional life to Los Angeles County and protecting its citizens.

The LASD family mourns the loss of Deputy McKee. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

#DYK MCSA is a professional law enforcement association of the largest sheriffs' offices representing counties or parish...
03/31/2021

#DYK MCSA is a professional law enforcement association of the largest sheriffs' offices representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more. Visit our website at mcsheriffs.com to meet our members #LeadingTheWay

We’re wrapping up #WomensHistoryMonth highlighting Seminole County Sheriff's Office Corrections Captains Latisha Howard ...
03/30/2021

We’re wrapping up #WomensHistoryMonth highlighting Seminole County Sheriff's Office Corrections Captains Latisha Howard and Stacy Heath. Find out what it means to them to be women working in law enforcement.

Lake County IL Sheriff's Office
03/28/2021

Lake County IL Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Idleburg and the Sheriff's Community/School Resource Team had a great time yesterday at Long Grove's Egg Hunt and 'Peeps Show!' Some very creative Peeps displays were made by the area kids - great job! #CommunityPartnerships

Yesterday, Broward Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Owens passed away following a battle with COVID-19. He served for nearly ...
03/28/2021

Yesterday, Broward Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shane Owens passed away following a battle with COVID-19. He served for nearly 30 years in BSO’s Department of Detention. On behalf of MCSA, please keep Sgt. Owens, his family and agency in your thoughts and prayers.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony and the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office mourn the loss of Sergeant Shane Owens, who passed away today following a battle with COVID-19. Sgt. Owens proudly served for nearly 30 years with BSO’s Department of Detention. He was an asset to the organization, who always put forth the extra effort into his duties. His experience, knowledge and problem-solving abilities proved vital in helping his colleagues adjust to the uncertainties that arose due to the pandemic. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Sgt. Owens. You will be greatly missed.

#wewillneverforget

03/26/2021

Major County Sheriffs of America congratulates former COPS Director Ronald Davis on his nomination by President Joe Biden to lead the United States Marshal Service!

MCSA Vice President Sheriff Dennis Lemma had an excellent conversation with Police1 about the Seminole County Sheriff's ...
03/25/2021
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

MCSA Vice President Sheriff Dennis Lemma had an excellent conversation with Police1 about the Seminole County Sheriff's Office collaborative approach to the opioid crisis.

Sheriff Lemma is honored to have been featured in an article on Police1.com. The collaborative effort with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and healthcare providers getting tough on drug dealers is helping save lives in Seminole County, Florida. See the full article below.

https://buff.ly/3skwFCv

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Deputy who was injured after respondin...
03/24/2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Deputy who was injured after responding to a call for service.

UPDATE: Hesperia Deputy shot after responding to a call for service (see previous post for more information)

Our deputy is currently out of surgery; however, he is in critical condition and in the ICU. The family and Department appreciate all the outpouring of support, thoughts, and prayers. No further information is available at this time.

03/24/2021
The PIO Podcast

Check out Marion County Sheriff's Office (IN) Katie Carlson’s interview with The PIO Podcast about self-care for law enforcement personnel.

This week on the Podcast we have Katie Carlson @katiehc from the Marion County Sheriffs Office @mcso_IN. Katie will be talking about how to deal with stress and using Yoga to reduce it. #PIOlife #stress @NIOA. The episode will be available to listen or download Wednesday.

03/23/2021

Yesterday, Boulder Police Department Officer Eric Talley passed away in the line of duty. Officer Talley was an eleven year veteran of BPD. On behalf of MCSA, please keep Officer Talley, his family and agency in your thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations to the newly sworn in members of Jail Bureau Academy Class #50!
03/22/2021

Congratulations to the newly sworn in members of Jail Bureau Academy Class #50!

This morning, Sheriff Baxter swore in the members of Jail Bureau Academy Class #50. Today is day one of their employment and the recruits start the process of progressing through the academy. Welcome to MCSO and enjoy your career!

MCSA Condemns Acts of Violence Against #AAPI Community Members
03/19/2021

MCSA Condemns Acts of Violence Against #AAPI Community Members

Wishing Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Nate Kyelberg the best of luck as he continues his recovery from #COVID19
03/18/2021

Wishing Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Nate Kyelberg the best of luck as he continues his recovery from #COVID19

We are pleased to announce Sergeant Nate Kyelberg has been discharged from the hospital after 4 weeks on a ventilator battling COVID. He left with a huge show of support from his fellow deputies and hospital staff. Nate will now spend several weeks in rehab before heading home.

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy Pooja Singh. Click...
03/18/2021

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy Pooja Singh. Click the picture to learn more about Deputy Singh and why she serves!

Join us Thursday, March 18, for a webinar on officer wellness! Hear from a licensed clinical psychologist who specialize...
03/17/2021
Upcoming Events - Major County Sheriffs of America

Join us Thursday, March 18, for a webinar on officer wellness! Hear from a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in public safety and Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Sheriff John Mina on the importance of protecting & serving our own during trying times. Support for officer safety and wellness is vital to the field and community, as well as the wellbeing of their colleagues, agencies, and families.

The webinar is part of MCSA's monthly series, and is free and open to the public.

Register now: https://mcsheriffs.com/conferences/

#LeadingTheWay

Learn about upcoming events and conferences to participate in.

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting Dekalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox. Click the picture to l...
03/16/2021

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth by highlighting Dekalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox. Click the picture to learn more about Sheriff Maddox and why she serves!

03/15/2021
Spotlight Sheriff: Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez

In this month's Spotlight Sheriff segment, Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez talks about the Miami-Dade community and the work of his department #LeadingTheWay

Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez talks about the community he serves and the work of his department.

Reminder: We #springforward with the start of #DaylightSavings at 2 a.m. Sunday.  It's also a great time to test smoke a...
03/13/2021

Reminder: We #springforward with the start of #DaylightSavings at 2 a.m. Sunday.

It's also a great time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in working order!

“Law enforcement is such a fulfilling job, it’s a wonderful opportunity to serve. Women bring so much to the job, like c...
03/12/2021

“Law enforcement is such a fulfilling job, it’s a wonderful opportunity to serve. Women bring so much to the job, like compassion and empathy. I am certainly proud to be serving today and I hope to be joined by many other females in the future.” – Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young, Kent County Sheriff's Office #WomensHistoryMonth

Nationwide Public Safety Associations Hail Introduction of Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2021 as Part of the Lift America...
03/12/2021

Nationwide Public Safety Associations Hail Introduction of Next Generation 9-1-1 Act of 2021 as Part of the Lift America Act

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office
03/11/2021

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

March is #WomensHistoryMonth, a month set aside to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in American History. Today, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office salutes, our very own, Chief Deputy Mattie Provost for making significant strides to impact all aspects of American life.

Congratulations to DuPage County Sheriff's Office Employee of the Year Deputy Griselda Wester
03/10/2021

Congratulations to DuPage County Sheriff's Office Employee of the Year Deputy Griselda Wester

DuPage County Sheriff names 2020 Employee of the Year

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office 2020 Employee of the Year recognition was awarded Tuesday to Deputy Griselda Wester, a deputy serving in the Corrections Bureau.

Deputy Wester was considered for the award after first receiving the March 2020 Employee of the Month Award. Sgt. Kevin Keenan nominated her for that award for the “exceptional level of patience and tact” she displayed while assisting a chronically mentally ill inmate in a time of crisis on March 9, 2020.

After working to free the female inmate from an area in her cell in which she had become stuck, Wester ensured the inmate received attention from the psychological and medical staff before safely relocating the inmate to a clean cell.

“All personnel on scene noted Deputy Wester’s professional demeanor and compassion that day and it set the tone for a positive interaction with a severely mentally ill inmate who was clearly in crisis,” Keenan wrote in his nomination letter.

Sheriff James Mendrick said Deputy Wester faced strong competition for the award, which comes with a plaque and three days off.

“Ultimately it was Deputy Wester’s professionalism and compassion in a really difficult situation that put her ahead,” Mendrick said. “Her actions exemplified what it means to represent the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office.”

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Happy birthday to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office K9 Riggs!
03/09/2021

Happy birthday to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office K9 Riggs!

It’s someone’s birthday today! Riggs is 1 years old today. Riggs is our K9 bomb dog. Join us in wishing Riggs a Happy Birthday!

On this #InternationalWomensDay we honor and recognize all the women - sworn and civilian - in law enforcement agencies ...
03/08/2021

On this #InternationalWomensDay we honor and recognize all the women - sworn and civilian - in law enforcement agencies across the country who work to protect and serve our communities each and everyday

Congratulations to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office on their grant to help expand their addiction treatment program! ...
03/05/2021
Norfolk County sheriff receives $700K opioid grant

Congratulations to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office on their grant to help expand their addiction treatment program! Another step in fighting against the opioid crisis.

The Norfolk County Sheriff's office received a $700,000 opioid response grant to expand an addiction treatment program at the county prison.

Sheriff Dennis Lemma (Seminole County Sheriff's Office) and Sheriff Garry McFadden (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office,...
03/04/2021

Sheriff Dennis Lemma (Seminole County Sheriff's Office) and Sheriff Garry McFadden (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Charlotte NC) were formally sworn in today as MCSA Vice President and Region 4 Representative #MCSAWinter21 #LeadingTheWay

We’re proud to work with President Joe Biden and his administration. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway
03/04/2021

We’re proud to work with President Joe Biden and his administration. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway

Honored to introduce remarks from President Joe Biden during today’s Major County Sheriffs of America virtual winter conference. We look forward to continuing to work with President Biden and the Administration on issues impacting our communities and agencies #MCSAWinter21 #LeadingTheWay

It was very interesting to hear about the impact television has on the perception of law enforcement. Thank you to Meckl...
03/04/2021

It was very interesting to hear about the impact television has on the perception of law enforcement. Thank you to Mecklenburg County Sheriff McFadden, Detective Sergeant Chris Anderson, and Derrick Levasseur for sharing their experiences and views on the topic. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway

Great presentation by Broward Sheriff's Office Sheriff Tony and  Deputy Shaquille O' Neal about transparency, community ...
03/04/2021

Great presentation by Broward Sheriff's Office Sheriff Tony and Deputy Shaquille O' Neal about transparency, community engagement, building trust. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway

Powerful remarks from retired Orlando Police Department Chief of Police and now U.S. Representative Val Demings during c...
03/04/2021

Powerful remarks from retired Orlando Police Department Chief of Police and now U.S. Representative Val Demings during conference today. Thank you for taking the time to speak to us today. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway

Great to have Senator Chuck Grassley visit with us again this year. He has been a tremendous supporter of law enforcemen...
03/04/2021

Great to have Senator Chuck Grassley visit with us again this year. He has been a tremendous supporter of law enforcement and efforts to improve the criminal justice system. #mcsawinter21 #leadingtheway

Congratulations to Sheriff Dennis Lemma of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, MCSA's new Vice President and Sheriff G...
03/04/2021

Congratulations to Sheriff Dennis Lemma of the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, MCSA's new Vice President and Sheriff Garry McFadden of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Charlotte NC, the new Region 4 Representative. They were both sworn in during today's opening session of our Winter Conference by President Sheriff Peter Koutoujian of the Middlesex Sheriff's Office. #MCSAWinter21 #leadingtheway

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The Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA) is a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more. We are dedicated to preserving the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff. Our membership represents over 100 million Americans.

MCSA works to promote a greater understanding of law enforcement strategies to address futures problems and identify law enforcement challenges facing the members of our organization. We are committed to advancing legislative issues that will enhance the safety of our communities.

MCSA also aggressively pursues the development of innovative education along with prevention and enforcement strategies and programs.

We believe that law enforcement and criminal justice organizations benefit greatly by having a forum in which to share ideas, concepts and resources. The MCSA facilitates that process by serving as a law enforcement information gathering resource.


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