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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

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. 

 

NSA Capitol Watch

An e-newsletter covering the latest federal homeland security legislative activity important to sheriffs, deputies, police and other criminal justice professionals
 

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
 

Press

An archive of all press releases that have been sent

 

Resolutions

Passed by the NSA membership
 

Office of Sheriff State-By-State Elections Information

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