Participation in State and National Training Programs
NATIONAL SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION
The New York State Sheriffs' Association coordinates the participation of New York Sheriffs in two annual training conferences presented by the National Sheriffs' Association - one in Washington, D.C. and the other in some major city somewhere around the country. The New York State Sheriffs' Association provides some financial support to enable more Sheriffs to attend these important national training programs.
NATIONAL SHERIFFS' INSTITUTE
The National Sheriffs' Institute in Boulder, Colorado provides intensive, two week-long training programs for Sheriffs serving in their first term of office. The New York State Sheriffs' Association selects candidates for participation in the NSI program and provides some financial support for attendees.
LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The New York State Sheriffs' Association participated in the design and development of this college level training program for emerging leaders in law enforcement, and continues to have an advisory role in the program. The Institute is sponsored by New York State's Division of Criminal Justice, and credit-eligible courses are designed and delivered by John Jay College, the premier school of criminal justice in the country. The Sheriffs' Association assists in the selection of Sheriffs Office staff for admission to the prestigious school and offers some financial support for Sheriffs' Office attendees.
The New York State Sheriffs' Association annually designates a cadre of Sheriffs' Office homicide investigators and detectives to participate in the renowned Hank Williams Homicide Seminar conducted by the New York State Police and the Trooper Foundation. The Association provides some financial support for the attendees, and participates in the seminar activities.