Resolutions

These resolutions have been voted on and approved by the NSA Board of Directors at the NSA Annual Conference in the years indicated.
On April 17, 2020, the NSA Executive Committee made a National Emergency Declaration due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read the declaration here.

The presentation and adoption of resolutions are governed by Article XIII, Section 6 of the NSA Constitution and Bylaws, which states:

(a) Any NSA Resolution not otherwise issued by the Management Subcommittee or by Board of Directors or by Executive Committee may be brought by a member of the Association or by a committee of the Association for consideration by the Board of Directors and Executive Committee which can be forwarded and adopted as a Formal NSA Resolution of the Association to be voted on by the general membership of the Association at an Annual Conference of the Association.
(b) All formal resolutions as proposed and adopted by the general membership of the Association shall become effective at the end of an appropriate NSA Annual Conference. Any such Formal NSA Resolution of the Association shall expire four (4) years after the date of its enactment. The 3rd Vice President of the Association shall be appointed by the NSA President as the spokesperson in presenting any such Formal NSA Resolution to be adopted by the general membership at an Annual Conference of the Association.
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2020 Resolutions

(Expire June 2024, unless otherwise noted)

2020-01 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Work and Mission of the Treatment Advocacy Center
2020-02 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Big Cat Public Safety Act
2020-03 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Mission of National School Safety Guidelines and Recognizes Our Schools as Critical Infrastructure Requiring the Protection of America’s Classrooms, Students, Teachers, and Staff
2020-04 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports NIAC’s Call for Bold Approaches to Fight the Cyber Threat
2020-05 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Enactment of the “Do Not Track Act”
2020-06 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Use of Non-Governmental Entities as an Option for Employment Background Checks
2020-07 National Sheriffs’ Association Remains Opposed to Recreational Marijuana and Expresses Outrage at the Increases in the Number of Marijuana Impaired Driving Crashes and Deaths
2020-08 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Quick Clearance of Roadway Incidents Using Traffic Incident Management Practices
2020-09 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Rideshare and Independent Contractor Drivers as a Means to Curb Impaired Driving
2020-10 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the National Move-Over Initiative
2020-11 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Front and Rear Reflectorized License Plates
2020-12 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Efforts of the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
2020-13 National Sheriffs’ Association Supports the Efforts of Ridesharing Programs such as Lyft to Combat Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Motor Vehicle Crashes Resulting in Bodily Injury or Death, and Support for Crime Victim Service Programs

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2019 Resolutions

(Expire June 18, 2023, unless otherwise noted)

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National Sheriffs' Association Supports the National Flag Foundation's 2019 Flag Day Initiative
2019-02 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Use of FDA-Approved and Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in County Jails
2019-03 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Investigation of Animal Cruelty and the Often-Related Crimes to Human Victims
2019-04 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Elected Office of the Sheriff
2019-05 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Use of Electronic Warrants in the Fight against Impaired Driving
2019-06 National Sheriffs' Association Supports International Law Enforcement Exchange Training Programs
2019-07 National Sheriffs' Association Supports Next Generation 9-1-1
2019-08 National Sheriffs' Association Supports Dedicated Federal Traffic Safety Funding for High-Risk Vehicle Pursuit and Training Equipment
2019-09 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the NSA Cybercrime Investigator's Program's Engagement with NW3C, DOD, U.S. Attorneys and Private Sector Partners
2019-10 National Sheriffs' Association Opposes the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana and Supports the FDA Review of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

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2018 Resolutions

(Expire June 24, 2022)

2018-01 National Sheriffs' Association Supports a Joint Resolution with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Accepting the National Safety Council Position on Cannabis (Marijuana) and Driving Regarding THC Per Se Legislation
2018-02 National Sheriffs' Association Resolution on Youth Tried as Adults
2018-03 National Sheriffs' Association Supports FBI Call for Action on Encryption, a Major Public Safety Problem
2018-04 Support for 2018 Model Ordinance for Alarm Management and False Alarm Reduction
2018-05 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS)
2018-06 National Sheriffs' Association Supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program (D.A.R.E.)
2018-07 National Sheriffs' Association Adopts the NSA National Law Enforcement Cyber Investigators Program, Trained and Certifed by NSA
2018-08 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Inventorying, Testing, and Tracking of All Rape Kits Connected to a Reported Crime
2018-09 National Sheriffs' Association Endorses Growth through Opportunity (GTO)
2018-10 National Sheriffs' Association Supports Protection of Spectrum used in Support of Law Enforcement
 
2018-11 National Sheriffs' Association Recognizes and Supports Results-Based Solutions That Address or Solve the Multitude of Challenges That Ineffective Border Security has Caused Our Nation
2018-12 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Enforcement Partnership Known as the Basi Ordering Agreement (BOA) between DHS (ICE), Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA), and NSA That Aims to Prevent the Release of Criminal Aliens 
2018-13 National Sheriffs' Association Supports Seamless Interoperability of 9-1-1 and Next Generation 9-1-1 Networks 
2018-14 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Efforts of Stop Underrides and Advocacy for Commerical Vehicle Safety
2018-15 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Mission of National School Safety Guidelines and Recognizes Our Schools as Critical Infrastructure Requiring the Protection of America's Classrooms, Students, Teachers and Staff
2018-16 Executive Committee Resolution: Family Unit Crisis Remediation

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2017 Resolutions

(Expire June 26, 2021)

2017-01 National Sheriffs' Association Acknowledges the Elected Office of Sheriff as the Chief Local Law Enforcement Office throughout Our Nation
2017-02 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Mission of the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in Stopping Illegal Immigration and Securing Our Borders
2017-03 National Sheriffs' Association Resolution in Opposition to Local Unfunded Mandates
2017-04 National Sheriffs' Association Demonstrates the Benefits of Ridesharing through Ongoing Support for Ridesharing Programs Such As Lyft
2017-05 National Sheriffs' Association Opposes Any Increase in Size or Weight of Large Trucks at All Levels of Government 
2017-06 National Sheriffs' Association Supports the Use of Non-Narcotic Evidence-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Dependence in County Jails
2017-07 National Sheriffs' Association Opposes Drug Importation Legislation which Jeopardizes Law Enforcement's Ability to Protect the Public Health and Endangers the Safety of Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

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