Government Affairs

Since its founding in 1940, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) has been the one voice of the nation's sheriffs in Washington, DC. As one of the largest US law enforcement organizations, NSA is a leading advocate on law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety issues.

The Government Affairs Department, in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee, develops the Association's law enforcement and homeland security policy positions and represents the Association before the United States Congress, the White House, and the various federal agencies. We continually work to build relationships with lawmakers and administration officials on both sides of the aisle and provide NSA members with up-to-date information on developments that affect their public safety and homeland security interests.

Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Chair: Sheriff Jim Skinner, Collin Co., TX
  • Vice Chair: Sheriff Kieran Donahue, Canyon Co., ID
  • Staff Liaison: Yesim Karaman