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The publications department is responsible for production of the bimonthly Sheriff & Deputy magazine, a number of recurring annual publications, brochures, and other print products for NSA as needed.

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Cross-Deputization in Indian Country

Jurisdiction in Indian country has long been complicated by multifaceted tribal, state, and federal laws, policies, and court decisions, making it difficult for law enforcement to effectively address many types of criminal offenses. Whether the victim and perpetrator belonged to a tribe, where the crime took place, and other circumstances must be considered before any action can be taken. But recent changes in tribal, federal, and state law have enabled tribal law enforcement to enforce a broader array of state and federal crimes by cross-commissioning and cross-deputizing their officers. This report - based on the work of the National Sheriffs' Association, which assembled a cross-deputization advisory panel - examines the jurisdictional and legal limits of cross-deputization and how it has been implemented in various law enforcement agencies in Indian country. It also describes some of the most promising practices and provides sample documents and agreements.

2017 Complete Set of Resolutions

The following resolutions remain in effect until June 25, 2021, in accordance with Article XIII, Section 6 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Sheriffs Association 

  • 2017-01: NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION ACKNOWLEDGES THE ELECTED OFFICE OF SHERIFF AS THE CHIEF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE THROUGHOUT OUR NATION
  • 2017-02: NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF JUSTICE AND HOMELAND SECURITY IN STOPPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND SECURING OUR BORDERS
  • 2017-03: NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO LOCAL UNFUNDED MANDATES
  • 2017-04: NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION DEMONSTRATES THE BENEFITS OF RIDESHARING THROUGH ONGOING SUPPORT FOR RIDESHARING PROGRAMS SUCH AS LYFT
  • 2017-05: NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION OPPOSES ANY INCREASE IN SIZE OR WEIGHT OF LARGE TRUCKS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT 
  • 2017-05: NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE USE OF NON-NARCOTIC EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE IN COUNTY JAILS
  • 2017-06: NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OPPOSES LEGISLATION ON DRUG IMPORTATION 
Active Shooter/Hostile Event Guide

This guide is designed to serve as a template and checklist for preparing Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) specific plans and procedures including incident command, emergency communications, medical, training and exercises, community outreach and citizen engagement, equipment, and incident specific considerations for ASHE specific threats and responses (active violence, fire as a weapon, explosives, civil disturbance). It also includes a resource guide that includes terms and definitions and example Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)/Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) for formally documenting the resources and commitments each agency and jurisdiction should make when planning and executing a multi- agency/multi-jurisdiction ASHE incident plan.

The document is unclassified and contains no caveats restricting dissemination.

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An Investment in the Future of the NSA Foundation

A growing number of members and friends of law enforcement support the NSA Foundation through financial or estate planning. This process is known as “gift planning” and the gifts are referred to as “planned gifts.” 

Your proceeds of financial contributions are made to the NSA Foundation which has §501(c)(3) nonprofit status and is tax deductible as allowed by law.  The Tax ID Number is 52-1100429. 

For more info about the NSA Foundation, click here.

2015 Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive report on a NSA's activities throughout the year.

2014 Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive report on a NSA's activities throughout the year.

2013 Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive report on a NSA's activities throughout the year.

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

The purpose of this report and future reports is to document the impact of the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use in Colorado. Colorado and Washington serve as experimental labs for the nation to determine the impact of legalizing marijuana. This is an important opportunity to gather and examine data and facts on this issue. Citizens and policymakers may want to delay any decisions on this important issue until there is sufficient and accurate data to make an informed decision.

2012 Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive report on a NSA's activities throughout the year.

Watch Out, Speak Out, Stand Out...

Often youth can be just as involved with neighborhood watch in their school and after school communities. As a result of a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America we created the below publication. The purpose of the publication is to reinforce crime prevention concepts and provide ideas for youth programs.