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  In an effort to provide affordable, trusted training for jails in the western states, WSSA and NIJO have joined forces to offer an advanced legal-based jail training program for WSSA members. To accommodate everyone, the seminars will be offered at locations across WSSA territories. All training is approved for National Certification through NIJO for NCCE, NCCS, and NCCO levels. WSSA and NIJO share common ground on defending the office of Sheriff and promoting a sheriff’s best interest on jail issues without regard to political correctness, affiliation or putting organization objectives before the members they serve.


The Western States Sheriffs' Association has worked for a long time to bring legal-based training to our Detention Executives and Detention staff.  We are proud to partner with the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) for this quality training.

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger, Kootenai County, Idaho
Past President of the Western States Sheriffs’ Association