Paying Tribute to a Hero–Sheriff Larry Amerson (1953-2020)

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of ret. Sheriff Larry Amerson (Calhoun County, AL).  Sheriff Amerson passed away December 3, 2020, after a valiant battle with cancer. Sheriff Amerson was a six term sheriff in Calhoun County, who strongly supported jails and was instrumental in getting legal-based jail guidelines in Alabama.  As president…

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National Institute for Jail Operations and The Foundation for a Drug-Free World Announce Strategic Partnership

The National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) and The Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to address the serious and significant issues caused by the use of drugs.  Effective immediately, NIJO and FDFW will work together to provide jails across the United States valuable information and resources about…

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Baldwin County Jail Earns NIJO National Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018 The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office (AL) has successfully met national accreditation requirements through the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO). The NIJO Accreditation process requires agencies pursuing accreditation to provide policies and documented proofs of compliance to determine whether their policies meet requirements of the law and that they…

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Free Leadership Self-Assessment offered by NCSC

The Minnesota Sheriffs Association (MSA) continues to work with the National Command & Staff College (NCSC) on the development of Leadership programs.  NCSC, in collaboration with NSCS commissioner, Dr. Reuven Bar-on, is introducing an innovative student self-assessment tool designed to predict, select and train students to become “star performers” in leadership.  For a limited time, NCSC is inviting any MSA registered students, as well as other interested…

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