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Gary DeLand is the Director of Jail Operations for the Utah Sheriffs’ Association and President of DeLand & Associates, Inc. He has traveled to more than 45 U.S. states to provide legal issues and other criminal justice training.  Formerly, Gary served as Commander of the Jail Division of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  In 1985, he was appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Utah State Department of Corrections. Gary served as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice, Correctional Services Division in 2003.  He has served as an officer for NSA’s Presidents and Executive Directors Committee and as Chair of the ACA Legal Issues Committee. Gary is the past Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor of the Corrections Managers’ Report. He currently serves as a NIJO Executive Advisory Board Member.

The Legal-Based Guidelines™, which NIJO fully and exclusively promulgates for use in jails, prisons and juvenile facilities were created, developed and are maintained by Gary W. DeLand, DeLand & Associates.