Triple Crown Award

The Triple Crown Award was established by NSA to recognize those sheriff's offices, which achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.  Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task.  Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 100 sheriffs' offices have qualified.


In addition, at the 2007 Winter Conference, the Awards Committee and NSA Board of Directors decided that sheriff's offices that were prior Triple Crown Award recipients would again be eligible for the award, when achieving simultaneous reaccreditation under the leadership of a new sheriff.



TRIPLE CROWN RECIPIENTS AS OF 6/24/13
  1. Alachua County (FL) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Steve Oelrich (2000)
  2. Alameda County (CA) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Charles C. Plummer (1999)
  3. *Alameda County (CA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern (2009)
  4. City of Alexandria (VA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff James Dunning (1993)
  5. Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Pat Sullivan (1993)
  6. *Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff J. Grayson Robinson (2007)
  7. Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Jenne (2000)
  8. *Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Al Lamberti (2012)
  9. *Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Office – Sheriff Scott Israel (2015)
  10. Columbia County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Clay N. White (2007)
  11. Cook County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Michael Sheehan (2002)
  12. DeKalb County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Thomas E. Brown (2008)
  13. Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David A. Weaver (2013)
  14. DuPage County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard P. Doria (1993)
  15. *DuPage County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Zaruba (2007)
  16. Duval County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Nathaniel Glover (1997)
  17. *Duval County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John H. Rutherford (2012)
  18. El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Welsey Anderson (2001)
  19. *El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Terry Maketa (2007)
  20. Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff James W. Hagy (1999)
  21. Fulton County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jacqueline Barrett (2003)
  22. Greene County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jerry Erwin (1997)
  23. *Greene County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Eugene C. Fischer (2008)
  24. City of Hampton (VA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff B. J. Roberts (2009)
  25. Hennepin County (MN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Patrick McGowan (1993)
  26. Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Cal Henderson (1993)
  27. *Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David Gee (2007)
  28. Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ted B. Mink (2013)
  29. Lafayette Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Michael Neustrom (2007)
  30. Larimer County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard E. Shockley (1993)
  31. City of Las Vegas (NV) Department of Detention & Enforcement -  Chief Michael Sheldon (1999)
  32. Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Dept. - Sheriff Jerry Keller (1999)
  33. *Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Dept. – Sheriff Doug Gillespie (2013)
  34. Licking County (OH) heriff’s Office – Sheriff Gerry Billy (1995)
  35. *Licking County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Randy Thorp (2008)
  36. Marion County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Ergle (1993)
  37. Martin County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Robert Crowder (2001)
  38. McHenry County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Keith Nygren (2013)
  39. Monmouth County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Joseph Oxley (2001)
  40. *Monmouth County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Shaun Golden (2011)
  41. Montgomery County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Dave Vore (2008)
  42. Morris County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Edward Rochford (2004)
  43. Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Everett Rice (1993)
  44. Polk County (IA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bob E. Rice (1993)
  45. Pueblo County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Dan Corsentino (2001)
  46. Shelby County (TN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Mark Luttrell, Jr. (2008)
  47. *Shelby County (TN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bill Oldham (2012)
  48. Tulsa County (OK) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Stanley Glanz (2007)
  49. Charleston County (SC) Sheriff's Office
  50. Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff's Office
  51. Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Department
  52. McHenry County (IL) Sheriff's Office
  53. Marion County (IN) Sheriff's Office
  54. Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office
  55. Orange County (NY) Sheriff's Office

Though this Award is a one-time award, recipients noted by * are second Triple Crown Awards to sheriff's offices that have achieved Triple Crown status under another sheriff.