Publication Library

The publications department is responsible for production of the bimonthly Sheriff & Deputy magazine, a number of recurring annual publications, brochures, and other print products for NSA as needed.

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Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET): A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

The use of force by law enforcement, deadly or otherwise, has become a major issue before the public. As human cases have become more visible, so have cases where law enforcement officers have used deadly force against companion dogs. The purpose of this toolkit is to provide law enforcement agencies and officers with the information, tools, and resources necessary to handle dog encounters, starting with prevention all the way through dealing with the aftermath of an unfortunate deadly dog encounter.

Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET): A Toolkit for Law Enforcement—Decoding Canine Body Language Quick Reference Guide

The use of force by law enforcement, deadly or otherwise, has become a major issue before the public. As human cases have become more visible, so have cases where law enforcement officers have used deadly force against companion dogs. The purpose of this quick reference guide is to provide law enforcement agencies and officers with the information and tools necessary to handle dog encounters, starting with understanding canine body language. This quick reference guide is part of Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET): A Toolkit for Law Enforcement. 

2020 NSA Award Nominations Packet

We are now accepting nominations for the prestigious NSA Awards for Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year, Charles "Bud" Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year, Chaplain of the Year, Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisor Award, Corrections/Jail Innovation of the Year Award, the Reserve Deputy of the Year Award, as well as several other awards.

Nominations must be postmarked by December 13, 2019.

Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field

NSA and NCCHC are pleased to present a resource to support jail administrators in providing effective treatment in a controlled, safe environment.

Jails are on the front lines of this epidemic, and they also are in a unique position to initiate treatment in a controlled, safe environment. Pharmacotherapy—i.e., medication-assisted treatment—is a cornerstone of best practice for recovery from substance abuse. Treatment using MAT, particularly when coupled with evidence-based behavioral therapy, improves medical and mental health outcomes and reduces relapses and recidivism.

2018 NATI Manual

This handbook is designed to help law enforcement and older adults interested in the Triad concept to implement a comprehensive crime prevention and education program. It explains what Triad is, why it is needed, how to organize a Triad, and how to leverage the group’s collective strength to address issues aff ecting older adults.

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2018 Constitutional Charter and Bylaws

The constitution contains the fundamental principles which govern NSA's operation. The bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which NSA is to function.

2018 Complete Set of Resolutions

The following resolutions remain in effect until June 24, 2022, in accordance with Article XIII, Section 6 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Sheriffs Association 

  • 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 NSA HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL CORPS OF COMMISSIONED LAW ENFORCEMENT CYBER INVESTIGATORS, TRAINED & CERTIFIED 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 THE NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES AND SUPPORTS RESULTS-BASED SOLUTIONS THAT ADDRESS OR SOLVE THE MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES THAT INNEFECTIVE BORDER SECURITY HAS CAUSED OUR NATION
  • 2018-12  NATIONAL SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE ENFORCEMENT PARTNERSHIP KNOWN AS THE BASIC ORDERING AGREEMENT (BOA) BETWEEN DHS (ICE), MAJOR COUNTY SHERIFFS OF AMERICAN (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 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY
Cross-Deputization in Indian Country

Jurisdiction in Indian country has long been complicated by multifaceted tribal, state, and federal laws, policies, and court decisions, making it difficult for law enforcement to effectively address many types of criminal offenses. Whether the victim and perpetrator belonged to a tribe, where the crime took place, and other circumstances must be considered before any action can be taken. But recent changes in tribal, federal, and state law have enabled tribal law enforcement to enforce a broader array of state and federal crimes by cross-commissioning and cross-deputizing their officers. This report - based on the work of the National Sheriffs' Association, which assembled a cross-deputization advisory panel - examines the jurisdictional and legal limits of cross-deputization and how it has been implemented in various law enforcement agencies in Indian country. It also describes some of the most promising practices and provides sample documents and agreements.

2017 Complete Set of Resolutions

The following resolutions remain in effect until June 25, 2021, in accordance with Article XIII, Section 6 of the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Sheriffs Association 

  • 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 
  • 2017-05: NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE USE OF NON-NARCOTIC EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE IN COUNTY JAILS
  • 2017-06: NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OPPOSES LEGISLATION ON DRUG IMPORTATION 
NSA Constitution & Bylaws

The constitution contains the fundamental principles which govern NSA's operation. The bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which NSA is to function.