National Police Support Fund to Attend 2019 National Sheriff’s Association Legislative Conference in Washington, DC

National Police Support Fund - Update

Members from the National Police Support Fund will be attending the annual legislative conference of the National Sheriff’s Association which will be held on February 9-12 in Washington, D.C.

The conference will attract leaders of sheriffs’ departments, law enforcement agencies, and legislative experts on Capitol Hill for the four day conference. There are plenty of legislative topics of interest that National Police Support Fund will monitor. These topics are:

  1. Technology and Social Media – There will be three breakout sessions at the conference that will deal with messaging on social media from the perspective of law enforcement along with the NLETS system for intelligence gathering amongst law enforcement agencies. An additional breakout session on cybersecurity for law enforcement executives is also going to be offered.
  2. Mental Health – Mental health has become big buzzwords in our society. Law enforcement is not immune to the mental health challenges that are plaguing the country’s sheriff offices. There will be two breakout sessions relating to how sheriff departments can avoid legal risks from inmate suicides and how sheriffs’ departments can deal with traumatic disorders tied to jail settings.
  3. Volunteerism – With law enforcement dependent on calling the public for help, police and sheriff departments are in need of volunteers in order to help keep their operations running smooth. Attendees will learn what motivates people to volunteer for their local police departments. This will in turn help police and sheriff departments to improve their volunteer efforts.

Stay tuned to the National Police Support Fund’s social media feeds for the latest updates from Washington, DC.