Industry Action Group

See how companies have been lending their support to our nation's sheriffs

NSA launched the COVID-19 Industry Action Group on April 14, 2020 to organize private and nonprofit sectors to assist law enforcement and first responders in need of PPE. Results, so far:

  • An NSA and REFORM Alliance partnership has sent more than 1.6 million free surgical masks to more than 1,500 counties in 43 states across the country.
    • NSA and REFORM Alliance launched a formal partnership in May. The effort received the generous support of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose #startsmall initiative contributed $10 million to REFORM’s PPE project.
    • Once COVID-19 infects our facilities, it takes off like a wildfire. This innovative collaboration helps make our jails safer during the international pandemic,” NSA President and Dane County (WI) Sheriff Dave Mahoney said.
  • An NSA partnership with Motorola, SwabTek and Under Armour sent an additional 207,000 free masks to 709 sheriff’s offices.
  • A “Buy One, Give One” program with SwabTek also resulted in just under 2,000 free masks donated to 28 different sheriff’s offices so far. The program is ongoing:
  • Home Depot and Kimble’s Food donated over 1,000 masks, collectively, with the assistance of the Industry Action Group.
  • NSA’s Industry Action Group supported donations from Kimble’s Food for 2,000 pairs of gloves to sheriffs in South Carolina and food to seven jails and sheriff’s offices in South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
  • Treasury agreed to NSA’s request to make CARES Act funds available to reimburse wages, equipment and services for law enforcement activities tied to COVID response.
  • Department of Labor issued a rule clarifying overtime by law enforcement during COVID response.

COVID-19 remains a significant threat to incarcerated individuals, law enforcement, correctional staff, and the communities in which we live. NSA is committed to stopping the spread and saving lives. Please contact NSA’s Lindsay Hopkins at with PPE donations at

Individual Company/Organization Contributions and Resources

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