Institute for Leadership

NSA provides training for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner.


Institute for Credible Leadership Development

As a part of NSA's commitment to provide innovative, relevant educational opportunities and in an effort to address the need expressed by so many Sheriffs throughout the country regarding affordable, comprehensive and sustainable leadership education, NSA is pleased to partner with the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) to develop the online NSA Institute for Credible Leadership Development.



Leadership and Implicit Bias Workshop

The National Sheriffs' Association offers “Leadership and Implicit Bias” workshops in partnership with the International Academy of Public Safety and the Global Center for Public Safety. 



National Sheriffs' Institute

The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), in concert with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), boasts one of the nation's most respected training opportunities available for new sheriffs.


Officer Leadership Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Traffic Injury Control Programs, in partnership with the National Sheriffs' Association, sponsors a cooperative program for law enforcement agencies whereby an agency can send an officer to Washington, D.C. for a one-year assignment. These officers help develop state-of-the-art resource materials and work to improve enforcement strategies and training programs on a wide range of traffic safety initiatives. Traffic safety is enhanced when officers review and play an active role in the development of national initiatives. In addition, officers return to their agency with a better understanding of the traffic safety programs of NHTSA and the Federal Highway Administration, as well as the federal contract and grant processes and how to respond to requests for proposals. Officers also gain national exposure, network with highway safety professionals on the federal, state, and local levels, and bring recognition to their agency.