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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Active Shooter/Hostile Event Guide

This guide is designed to serve as a template and checklist for preparing Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) specific plans and procedures including incident command, emergency communications, medical, training and exercises, community outreach and citizen engagement, equipment, and incident specific considerations for ASHE specific threats and responses (active violence, fire as a weapon, explosives, civil disturbance). It also includes a resource guide that includes terms and definitions and example Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)/Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) for formally documenting the resources and commitments each agency and jurisdiction should make when planning and executing a multi- agency/multi-jurisdiction ASHE incident plan.

The document is unclassified and contains no caveats restricting dissemination.

2016 NSA Award Nominations

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 2, 2016.

Donation Form

An Investment in the Future of the NSA Foundation

A growing number of members and friends of law enforcement support the NSA Foundation through financial or estate planning. This process is known as “gift planning” and the gifts are referred to as “planned gifts.” 

Your proceeds of financial contributions are made to the NSA Foundation which has §501(c)(3) nonprofit status and is tax deductible as allowed by law.  The Tax ID Number is 52-1100429. 

For more info about the NSA Foundation, click here.

Resolution 2016-01

National Sheriffs’ Association Supports Efforts To Improve Access To Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

2015 Annual Report

The annual report is a comprehensive report on a NSA's activities throughout the year.

Sheriff Magazine: Nov/Dec 2015


  • Countering the ISIS Threat to Law Enforcement
  • Why Organizational Communication Matters Now More Than Ever
Sheriff Magazine: Sep/Oct 2015


  • Fraud Awareness in Older Adults
  • What Will It Cost To Own an RMS?
Sheriff Magazine: Jul/Aug 2015


  • Priority Enforcement Rebuttal
  • Neighborhood Watch Security System
  • Baltimore Conference Highlights
Resolution 2015-01

National Sheriffs’ Association Urges the Federal Government to Strengthen Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Measures to Ensure the Safety of the Nation

Resolution 2015-02

National Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Efforts to Legalize Medical and Recreational Marijuana