Leadership Development

NSA provides leadership training for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner.

The Leadership Development program provides training for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, and other in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner. Programs include the National Sheriffs' Institute.

The National Command & Staff College

The National Command & Staff College (NCSC), a partnership between the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS), the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics (CPLE) is a blended educational program designed to prepare today’s law enforcement and corrections leaders to succeed in an ever-changing professional environment and to effectively meet the challenges of the future.

The Command College is a dynamic learning experience that uses online, small group, and cohort residency based learning modes to introduce new concepts, refine the student’s understanding of them, and then use those skills to help create law enforcement’s future. The long-term goal of the Command College is to add to the leadership skill sets of each participant; it is also to contribute to the body of knowledge of law enforcement through the completion of significant foresight-based research.

The distinct difference of the Command College is its shorter residency / away from office time and experts and industry leaders and faculty drawn from a variety of disciplines to create a program with three core anchors of Leadership, Innovation and Foresight as foundations for all specialties.  Graduates of the program will leave with new colleagues, a diverse array of faculty from which the student can continue to consult, and ways to act ahead of change to create an optimistic future for law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Courses available include:

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National Sheriffs' Institute

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), in concert with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), boasts one of the nation's most respected training opportunities available for new sheriffs.
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