Leadership

The National Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the law enforcement field. NSA is a key player in shaping national policy on critical criminal justice and homeland security issues important to the nation's sheriffs, deputies and police in the halls of Congress, US Courts and at the White House.

NSA is lead by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors comprised of members of NSA who are currently holding the elected position of Office of Sheriff. The Executive Committee has supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the Association and shall be Trustees of the Corporation.  The Board of Directors annually reviews the Association's progress and outlines the law enforcement policies that guide the Association's activities. The Board of Directors also includes all the Association's Past Presidents
 

NSA President 2022-2023

Sheriff William Bohnyak

Orange County (VT) Sheriff's Office

Sheriff William Bohnyak was sworn in as the 82nd President of the National Sheriffs' Association on June 30, 2022. 

Sheriff Bill Bohnyak started his law enforcement career in 1984 working for the Helmetta Police Department in New Jersey. After moving to Vermont in 1992, Bill worked for three years as a Randolph Police officer before joining the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.

Bill worked his way up the ranks and eventually was elected Sheriff in November 2006. He was re-elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Bill is a graduate of the Monmouth County, NJ, Police Academy, the Vermont Police Academy, the National Sheriffs' Institute, and the Rural Police Executive Institute. Bill was also a DARE instructor, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor and holds many other law enforcement certifications. 

Bill currently is a member of several community organizations such as the Prevention Partnership, Restorative Justice Program, and the Orange County Domestic and Sexual Violence Committee. Bill represents the Vermont Sheriff’s Association on four committees: VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers), State Policy Board of Special Investigative Units (Sex Crimes), Bias-free Policing, and Internet Crimes against Children. He also serves as a board member of LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence). Bill is the Past President of the Vermont Sheriff’s Association and Randolph Sunrise Rotary Club and is a past member of the Governor’s Community Violence Prevention Task Force.