Publication Library

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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Jail Info Model

The Jail Information Model is a new process designed to cultivate jail-based information about internal and external safety and security issues, and to disseminate it to the appropriate offices or agencies in order to solve or prevent crimes and improve public safety. This Jail Information Model encourages and promotes a paradigm shift from traditional corrections activities to proactive public safety capabilities. This shift helps to solve current crimes, prevent future crimes or reduce their impact, save lives and property in the jail and the community, and improve community quality of life. This report highlights the success and lessons learned in the three pilot sites used in this project.

Engaging the Private Sector To Promote Homeland Security: Law Enforcement-Private Security Partnerships

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, law enforcement-private security partnerships have been viewed as critical to preventing terrorism and terror-related acts. Because the private sector owns and protects 85 percent of the nation’s infrastructure, while local law enforcement often possesses threat information regarding infrastructure, law enforcementprivate security partnerships can put vital information into the hands of the people who need it. Thus, to effectively protect the nation’s infrastructure, law enforcement and private security must work collaboratively because neither possesses the necessary resources to do so alone. 

Intelligence-Led Policing: The New Intelligence Architecture

Because of size and limited budgets, not all agencies can employ intelligence analysts or intelligence officers. Nonetheless, all law enforcement agencies have a role in the transformation of national intelligence operations. This document identifies four levels of intelligence capabilities for state and local agencies. At each level, steps can be taken to help agencies incorporate intelligence-led policing strategies. These steps include adopting mission statements, writing intelligence policies and procedures, participating in information sharing, establishing appropriate security, and adopting legal safeguards to protect the public’s privacy and civil liberties.

Mutual Aid: Multijurisdictional Partnerships for Meeting Regional Threats

This document highlights a number of efforts by diverse. Agencies should consider studying them if regions throughout the United States to work in these they are interested in taking a more regional approach collaborative partnerships across jurisdictions. These to terrorism prevention, preparedness, and response. initiatives vary in size and scope and are geographically

Emergency Procedures Manual for Court Employees

This manual, provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Kentucky, is designed to answer the question, "What do I do if…?" should an emergency situation occur. 

Continuity of Operations Planning for Sheriffs Final Report

In order to ensure that all of the nation’s Sheriffs and their key partners have functional, all hazards Continuity of Operations plans, the NSA has developed this multi-faceted process that includes both the Continuity of Operations Planning for Sheriffs: Preparation and Reference Guide and the Continuity of Operations Planning for Sheriffs Planner’s Workbook: Pandemic Version.

Courthouse Violence in 2010-2012 - Lessons Learned

This publication reflects first-hand knowledge, compiled into practical guidelines that will be a valuable resource to judges, law enforcement officers, and court administrators throughout the country.

A Brief History of Court Security
Court Security and Transportation of Prisoners

Summary of a Research Study by the National Sheriffs’ Association

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards for the Prevention, Detection, Response, and Monitoring of Sexual Abuse in Adult Prisons and Jails AND Supplemental Standards for Facilities with Immigration Detainees