2019 Corrections and Detention Jail Day Training

A special one-day event during NSA’s 2019 Annual Education and Technology Expo for Corrections and Detention Officers!

The nomination period for the 2018-2019 Medal of Valor is now open!

The medal is awarded annually by the President or Vice President to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

New Report Released Exams Law Enforcement Costs of Handling People with Mental Illnesses

“This survey should serve as a wake-up call for policymakers at all levels. The status quo is unacceptable and the hundreds of millions in costs are unsustainable,” said TAC Executive Director John Snook

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and drug abuse and enhance public safety, while supporting victims.

Under this solicitation, up to 15 communities will be selected to participate in the planning initiative.

Applications due June 5th.

NSA and NCCHC Release Jail-Based MAT Resource

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

BJA Grant Application Education Series Webinars

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA is hosting a series of educational webinars. See below for webinar details and register to participate.


Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Deputies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

This webinar offers tangible help for those on the front lines, suggesting strategies for infusing behavioral techniques of mindfulness, relaxation, and play into training curricula. The presenter is a forensic psychologist who conducts training for correctional staff on a variety of topics, and will present and demonstrate examples of techniques that convey important training material, while incorporating activities that reduce stress levels, practice self-care, and foster resilience in the workforce.

NSA Annual Education and Technology Expo!

June 15-18, 2019 | Louisville, KY

The NSA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the largest of its kind and displays products and equipment relevant to every facet of police work, jails, prisoner transport, and courtroom security.

2019 Corrections and Detention Jail Training Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
For those not registered for the 2019 Annual Education & Technology Expo, the one-day fee for the Corrections and Detentions Jail Training Day is $125

Use-of-Force: Constitutional Standards versus Force Continuum

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D. will explain the impact of the Unites States Supreme Court holding in Kingsley v. Hendrickson. Dr. Peters was the expert witness for the correctional deputies in the original trial and the second trial after the case was remanded by the Supreme Court.

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: The Facts and Figures Justice Professionals Need to Know

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Webinar participants will learn the history, nature, and extent of the issue of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system.

National Center For Jail Operations

The National Center For Jail Operations, a division of the NSA Global Center for Public Safety, was formed in 2011 at the request of sheriffs across the United States. Recognizing that jails are one of the most litigious and largest liability concerns a sheriff faces, and the fact that sheriffs operate over 85% of the jails in the United States, it makes sense that the National Sheriffs’ Association focuses its efforts on providing leadership, resources and training for jails.

National Center For Jail Operations
Webinar Series

A series of corrections, detention, and jail-related webinars produced in collaboration with the Justice Clearinghouse.

Earn a Jail Certification

Earn a NSA Jail Operations Certificate with successful completion of any of the three available online jail management courses: Jail Operations, Jail Management Supervisor, or Jail Evacuation.

You can also become a Certified Jail Officer (CJO), Certified Jail Supervisor (CJS), or Certified Jail Executive (CJE).



Providing our Sheriffs, Jail Administrators, Supervisors, Officers & Staff with comprehensive, legal-based jail educational programs & resources.

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Carrie Hill

NSA Announces Carrie Hill as New Director of National Center for Jail Operations

Date: June 21, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Pat Royal

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is pleased to announce Carrie Hill, Esq., as the newly appointed Director for NSA’s own National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

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