Our Mission

The National Sheriffs' Association is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice public safety and law enforcement so that they may perform their jobs in the best possible manner and better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions. Learn More learn more arrow

Sheriff Programs Spotlight

Sheriffs’ Education and Legal Policy Fund
NSA created the Sheriffs' Education and Legal Policy Fund (“SELPF”) to support educational and legal causes of crucial importance to America’s Sheriffs and supporters of the law enforcement community.  Learn More learn more arrow
Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 24-29, 2016 • Minneapolis, Minnesota Learn More learn more arrow
Winter Conference & Exhibition
February 5-11, 2016 • JW Marriott • Washington, DC • More info will be available soon. Learn More learn more arrow


Let's make this a nationwide effort.
Wear and Display BLUE: Tomorrow, FRIDAY, Sept. 4. 
The National Sheriffs’ Association joins the...

Last Friday evening another hero was ruthlessly, without provocation, and with cowardice, slain while protecting our citizenry.

Sheriffs across the nation grieve the...

Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this...

The week of August 17, 2015.

8-20-15  ...

The States of Alaska, Kansas, Maryland, and Rhode Island launched new Justice Reinvestment Initiatives this summer:

NSA Blog

Posted By: Sheriff Bob McCabe
Good stories usually end up in libraries, but it’s rare for one to start there. But that’s exactly what happened inside our Norfolk City...
While snow and ice can be beautiful, they have the potential to wreak havoc for drivers.  Whether you’re navigating treacherous roads,...