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Triple Crown Award

The Triple Crown Award was established by NSA to recognize those sheriff's offices, which achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.  Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task.  Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 40 sheriffs' offices have qualified.

In addition, at the 2007 Winter Conference, the Awards Committee and NSA Board of Directors decided that sheriff's offices that were prior Triple Crown Award recipients would again be eligible for the award, when achieving simultaneous reaccreditation under the leadership of a new sheriff.

TRIPLE CROWN RECIPIENTS AS OF 6/24/13

  1. Alachua County, Florida Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Steve Oelrich (2000)
  2. Alameda County, California Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Charles C. Plummer (1999)
  3. *Alameda County, California Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern (2009)
  4. City of Alexandria, Virginia Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff James Dunning (1993)
  5. Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Pat Sullivan (1993)
  6. *Arapahoe County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff J. Grayson Robinson (2007)
  7. Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Jenne (2000)
  8. *Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Al Lamberti (2012)
  9. Columbia County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Clay N. White (2007)
  10. Cook County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Michael Sheehan (2002)
  11. DeKalb County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Thomas E. Brown (2008)
  12. Douglas County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David A. Weaver (2013)
  13. DuPage County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard P. Doria (1993)
  14. *DuPage County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Zaruba (2007)
  15. Duval County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Nathaniel Glover (1997)
  16. *Duval County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John H. Rutherford (2012)
  17. El Paso County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Welsey Anderson (2001)
  18. *El Paso County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Terry Maketa (2007)
  19. Frederick County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff James W. Hagy (1999)
  20. Fulton County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jacqueline Barrett (2003)
  21. Greene County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jerry Erwin (1997)
  22. *Greene County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Eugene C. Fischer (2008)
  23. City of Hampton, Virginia Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff B. J. Roberts (2009)
  24. Hennepin County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Patrick McGowan (1993)
  25. Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Cal Henderson (1993)
  26. *Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David Gee (2007)
  27. Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ted B. Mink (2013)
  28. Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Michael Neustrom (2007)
  29. Larimer County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard E. Shockley (1993)
  30. City of Las Vegas, Nevada Department of Detention & Enforcement -  Chief Michael Sheldon (1999)
  31. Las Vegas, Nevada Metropolitan Police Dept. - Sheriff Jerry Keller (1999)
  32. *Las Vegas, Nevada, Metropolitan Police Dept. – Sheriff Doug Gillespie (2013)
  33. Licking County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gerry Billy (1995)
  34. *Licking County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Randy Thorp (2008)
  35. Marion County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Ergle (1993)
  36. Martin County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Robert Crowder (2001)
  37. McHenry County. Illinois Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Keith Nygren (2013)
  38. Monmouth County, New Jersey Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Joseph Oxley (2001)
  39. *Monmouth County, New Jersey Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Shaun Golden (2011)
  40. Montgomery County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Dave Vore (2008)
  41. Morris County, New Jersey Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Edward Rochford (2004)
  42. Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Everett Rice (1993)
  43. Polk County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bob E. Rice (1993)
  44. Pueblo County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Dan Corsentino (2001)
  45. Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Mark Luttrell, Jr. (2008)
  46. *Shelby County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bill Oldham (2012)
  47. Tulsa County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Stanley Glanz (2007)
  48. Charleston County, South Carolina Sheriff's Office
  49. Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff's Office
  50. Las Vegas, Nevada Metropolitan Police Department
  51. McHenry County, Illinois Sheriff's Office

Though this Award is a one-time award, recipients noted by * are second Triple Crown Awards to sheriff's offices that have achieved Triple Crown status under another sheriff.