One voice for the Office of Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff


The National Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the law enforcement field. NSA is a key player in shaping national policy on critical criminal justice and homeland security issues important to the nation's sheriffs, deputies and police in the halls of Congress, US Courts and at the White House.

NSA is lead by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors comprised of members of NSA who are currently holding the elected position of Office of Sheriff. The Executive Committee has supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the Association and shall be Trustees of the Corporation.  The Board of Directors annually reviews the Association's progress and outlines the law enforcement policies that guide the Association's activities.

Annual Reports

Constitution & Bylaws (pdf)
Code of Ethics (pdf)

Message from the President

Sheriff Michael Leidholt 

Welcome to the National Sheriffs' Association

Our primary goal at the National Sheriffs' Association is to preserve and protect the Office of Sheriff, so that the Sheriffs of this country can provide quality service to their constituents.

We try to achieve that goal by being a voice for the Sheriffs of this nation, and by providing resources to Sheriffs all over the country.

The 3080 Sheriffs of the United States are very diverse and have different jurisdictional sizes and challenges of their offices. All Sheriffs share the common goal of protecting the citizens that elected us, and making the quality of life of those citizens the best it can be.