One voice for the Office of Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff

Government Affairs

Since its founding in 1940, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) has been the one voice of the nation's sheriffs in Washington, D.C. As one of the largest US law enforcement organizations, NSA is a leading advocate on law enforcement, criminal justice and public safety issues.

The Government Affairs Division, in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee, develops the Association's law enforcement and homeland security policy positions and represents the Association before the United States Congress, the White House, and the various federal agencies. We continually work to build relationships with lawmakers and administration officials on both sides of the aisle and provide NSA members with up-to-date information on legislative developments that affect their public safety and homeland security interests. 


Legislative Issues

Learn about NSA's legislative priorities and funding levels for state and local programs under the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security  

Government Affairs Correspondence

Letters to Congress and the Administration stating NSA's position on important homeland security and law enforcement policy issues and legislative proposals


Passed by the NSA membership

Office of Sheriff State-By-State Elections Information (pdf)

A chart that includes contact information on State Elections Divisions, as well as election cycles, term limits, etc.