2013 Winter Conference

January 28 - February 2

Washington, DC

Winter Conference






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  • Special Events: Keynote Speakers, Receptions, Exhibit Hall and more. Click here for details.

  • Conference registration and housing are now available!
    • ​Attendee Registration $150
    • Spouse/Significant Other Registration $100
    • Child Registration $100
  • The Major County Sheriffs and Major City Chiefs meeting will be held in conjunction with our conference. 

    • Please Note: You must register separately for the NSA Conference and the Major County/City meeting. 

  • The exhibit hall is SOLD OUT, however, valuable exposure is still available through sponsorship opportunities. Please contact Karen Killpack, 703-838-5331, for details.

  • The conference will be held at the J. W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

  • We have partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a discount off ANY published airfare on www.aa.com for the 2013 Winter Conference in Washington, DC. The valid travel dates for this discount are January 24 – February 3, 2013. You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection.  Promotion Code: 3113BQ


Friday, February 1, 2013

10:00am – 12:00pm
Use of Force (Gary DeLand)
Use of force is one of the top five prisoner-filed litigation suits yet few administrators know what the courts have to say about use of force in jails. The vast majority of jails across the United States employ policy, procedure and training on Use of Force that is a derivative of the objective reasonableness test. This training will explain the difference between the application and justification of use of force in jails and how to proactively address issues to defend against litigation.
12:30pm – 2:30pm
First Amendment/ Legal Issues (Carrie Hill, esq.)
This seminar provides a review of First Amendment issues for jails, including speech (inmate communication: mail) and religion using the four factors outlined in Turner v. Safley to provide guidelines for administrative discretion for having defensible policy and procedure.
2:45pm – 4:45pm
Emergency and Contingency Planning (Mike Haley)
Jails must plan and prepare for a variety of emergencies. This seminar reviews issues administrators face from disease to catastrophe. Learn proactive administrative strategies to prepare for the unexpected and the unwanted.
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Not So “Best Practices” – Legal-based vs. Best Practices (Gary DeLand)
What is the difference between legal-based guidelines and the philosophy-based standards so often referred to as “best practices” in jails? For jails that are looking at policy and procedure, this seminar will explain what the federal courts have ruled and what federal statutes require with respect to incarcerating prisoners instead of a one-size-fits-all standard for all jails.




ABL Management, Inc.
ARAMARK Correctional
Armor Correctional Services
CARFAX Police Crash
Columbia Southern
Global Tel-Link
Harley-Davidson Motor
Harris Corporation
Justice Federal Credit Union
Keefe Group
Panasonic System
  Communications Company
Verizon Wireless
Watch Systems, LLC
3M Electronic Monitoring
Amchar Wholesale, Inc.
Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc.
Ashford University
Aurora Flight Services
Brandon-COPsync, LLC
CARFAX Police Crash Assistance
Civility Software
CLS America
Columbia Southern University 
Corrections Online Training
DHS Office for Bombing Prevention-
Diamond Pharmacy
Dyna Systems, LLC
Elmridge Protection
Emerald Companies
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Futura Card Service
General Motors
Grand Canyon University
Henley-Putnam University
Justice Federal Credit Union
Laser Shot, Law Enforcement Division
MSAB, Inc.
N. CA. Regional Public Safety Training
   Authority, J.P. A.
NaphCare, Inc.
National Intellectual Property Rights
   Coordination Center
Office of Justice Programs
PerSys Medical
Point 2 Point Global Security
Quik Clot: Z-Medica Corporation
Real-Time Technology Group
Renovo Software - Video Visitation
Satellite Tracking of People, LLC
SEARCH Group, Inc.
Secure Outcomes
Security Devices International, Inc. (SDI)
Steven C. Litz, Attorney at Law
StopTech, LTD
Swanson Services Corporation
Symbol Arts
The Bode Technology Group, Inc.
The Geo Group Inc.
Tetrus Consulting Group, Inc.
U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Consular
U.S. EPA Water Security Division
Verizon Wireless
Virginia Clean Cities
Waldorf College
Westwood Pharmacy


We look forward to seeing you in Washington.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ross Mirmelstein at 1-800-424-7827 (ext. 321) or Terri Hicks (ext. 301).