2012 Annual Conference

June 16-20

Nashville, TN

Annual Conference

Conference Recap

The 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN on June 16-20.


General Sessions

Special Events

Exhibit Hall



We would like to congratulate and welcome the new members of the NSA Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Board of Directors
Sheriff Robert F. Arnold, Rutherford County, TN
Sheriff Paul D. Laney, Cass County, ND
Sheriff John R. Layton, Marion County, IN

Conference Host, Sheriff Daron Hall of Davidson County, TN Sheriff's Office welcomes everyne to Nashville.




Keynote Speaker Eric Greitens, PhD., Author, Rhodes Scholar, Humanitarian, Navy SEAL, and Founder of “The Mission Continiues" speaks to attendees about his time as a Navy SEAL.









Sheriff Dwight Radcliff of Pickaway County, Ohio accepts the Executive Director’s Award.











Presentation of the President’s Award to Harlin McEwen, NSA Technology Advisor and Andrew Seybold, NSA Communications Advisor.







Presentation of the 2012 Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year to Sheriff Paul Laney of Cass County, North Dakota.







Presentation of 2012 Charles “Bud” Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year to Deputy Krista McDonald of Kitsap County, WA






Presentation of the 2012 Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisor of the Year Award to Deputy Rich Bennett on the Dane County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office.







Presentation of the 2012 Chaplain of the Year Award to Reverend Tim Eldred of the Rutherford County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office.







Assistant Jail Administrator Lieutenant Todd Calkins of the Rockwall County, Texas Sheriff’s Office accepts the 2012 Corrections/Jail Innovation Award.