Triple Crown Award

The Triple Crown Award was established by NSA to recognize those sheriff's offices that 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 100 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 6/26/2018

  1. Alachua County (FL) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Steve Oelrich (2000)
  2. Alameda County (CA) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Charles C. Plummer (1999)
  3. *Alameda County (CA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern (2009)
  4. City of Alexandria (VA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff James Dunning (1993)
  5. Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Pat Sullivan (1993)
  6. *Arapahoe County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff J. Grayson Robinson (2007)
  7. Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Jenne (2000)
  8. *Broward County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Al Lamberti (2012)
  9. *Broward County (FL) Sheriff's Office – Sheriff Scott Israel (2015)
  10. Charleston County (SC) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff James 'Al' Cannon (2013)
  11. Columbia County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Clay N. White (2007)
  12. Cook County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Michael Sheehan (2002)
  13. DeKalb County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Thomas E. Brown (2008)
  14. *DeKalb County (GA) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Jeffrey Mann (2018) 
  15. Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David A. Weaver (2013)
  16. DuPage County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard P. Doria (1993)
  17. *DuPage County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Zaruba (2007)
  18. Duval County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Nathaniel Glover (1997)
  19. *Duval County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John H. Rutherford (2012)
  20. El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff John Welsey Anderson (2001)
  21. *El Paso County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Terry Maketa (2007)
  22. Elkhart County (IN) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Bradley Rogers (2018)
  23. Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff James W. Hagy (1999)
  24. Fulton County (GA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jacqueline Barrett (2003)
  25. Greene County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Jerry Erwin (1997)
  26. *Greene County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Eugene C. Fischer (2008)
  27. City of Hampton (VA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff B. J. Roberts (2009)
  28. Hennepin County (MN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Patrick McGowan (1993)
  29. Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Cal Henderson (1993)
  30. *Hillsborough County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff David Gee (2007)
  31. Jefferson County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ted B. Mink (2013)
  32. Lafayette Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Michael Neustrom (2007)
  33. Larimer County (CO) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Richard E. Shockley (1993)
  34. City of Las Vegas (NV) Department of Detention & Enforcement -  Chief Michael Sheldon (1999)
  35. Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Dept. - Sheriff Jerry Keller (1999)
  36. *Las Vegas (NV) Metropolitan Police Dept. – Sheriff Doug Gillespie (2013)
  37. Licking County (OH) heriff’s Office – Sheriff Gerry Billy (1995)
  38. *Licking County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Randy Thorp (2008)
  39. Marion County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Ken Ergle (1993)
  40. Martin County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Robert Crowder (2001)
  41. Marion County (IN) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff John Layton (2015)
  42. McHenry County (IL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Keith Nygren (2013)
  43. Monmouth County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Joseph Oxley (2001)
  44. *Monmouth County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Shaun Golden (2011)
  45. Monroe County (FL) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Rick Ramsay (2014)
  46. Montgomery County (OH) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Dave Vore (2008)
  47. Morris County (NJ) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Edward Rochford (2004)
  48. Orange County (NY) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Carl E. DuBois (2016)
  49. Pinellas County (FL) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Everett Rice (1993)
  50. Polk County (IA) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bob E. Rice (1993)
  51. Pueblo County (CO) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Dan L. Corsentino (2001)
  52. *Pueblo County (CO) Sheriff’s Office - Sheriff Kirk Taylor (2017)
  53. Richmond County (GA) Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Richard Roundtree (2017)
  54. Shelby County (TN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Mark Luttrell, Jr. (2008)
  55. *Shelby County (TN) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Bill Oldham (2012)
  56. Tulsa County (OK) Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Stanley Glanz (2007)

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.