Our Mission

The National Sheriffs' Association is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice public safety and law enforcement so that they may perform their jobs in the best possible manner and better serve the people of their cities, counties or jurisdictions. Learn More learn more arrow

Sheriff Programs Spotlight

Legislative & Technology Conference
February 6-9, 2016 • JW Marriott • Washington, DC Learn More learn more arrow
Annual Conference & Exhibition
June 24-29, 2016 • Minneapolis, Minnesota Learn More learn more arrow
Sheriffs’ Education and Legal Policy Fund
NSA created the Sheriffs' Education and Legal Policy Fund (“SELPF”) to support educational and legal causes of crucial importance to America’s Sheriffs and supporters of the law enforcement community.  Learn More learn more arrow


Statement from National Sheriffs’ Association President and Laramie County Wy. Sheriff Danny Glick and CEO Jonathan Thompson in response to...

From 2009 to 2014, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 7 percent and the total crime rate declined 15 percent.

By Sheriff Paul Laney and Jonathan Thompson

It was the first day of summer vacation and the 14-year old girl was having an especially rough time of it....

The National Sheriffs’ Association applauded the efforts of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in introducing the Thin Blue Line Act (S. 2034) to...

More than 95,000 federal prisoners are serving time for drug-related offenses—up from fewer than 5,000 in 1980. Changes in drug crime patterns and law enforcement...

NSA Blog

Posted By: Sheriff Bob McCabe
Good stories usually end up in libraries, but it’s rare for one to start there. But that’s exactly what happened inside our Norfolk City...
While snow and ice can be beautiful, they have the potential to wreak havoc for drivers.  Whether you’re navigating treacherous roads,...