2023 NSA Annual Conference
Grand Rapids, MI - June 26-29, 2023
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NSA 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 26-29, 2023
DeVos Place Convention Center
We are excited for the Nation’s Sheriffs to return to the mid-west to learn, network and exchange ideas. We are also glad to be meeting in Grand Rapids in June 2023. Click on the register button to start your registration. Once your registration is complete you will receive the housing link with the conference registration confirmation.
We have again set aside Sunday, June 25th, as an NSA workday with many committee meetings scheduled on Sunday with no other content. Other agenda highlights
Welcome Reception on the show floor will be Monday after the General Session
Awards Luncheon will recognize our award winners on Tuesday after the show floor closes
NSA TALKS will be back with the curated 18-minute sessions in the NSA booth
DEMO DEN will also be back and can be found in the NSA booth as well
High level agenda details include:
- General Session, Monday, June 26th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
- Welcome Reception, Monday, June 26th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. All exhibitors and registered conference attendees are invited and encouraged to attend.
- Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, June 27th from 12:30 – 2:00 pm
- Final Night Reception and President’s Banquet, Thursday, June 29th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm (additional purchase)
NSA REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Each paid full attendee registration includes admission to all exhibits, general sessions, the Welcome Reception on the show floor, seminars, Tuesday morning coffee and donuts on the show floor, Tuesday Awards Luncheon, and Wednesday Lunch in the hall. Registration by June 16 to be sure you receive your meal tickets, registration after that is not guaranteed
Payment or purchase order must accompany each registration form for the registration to be processed. NSA members receive a discount on registration. Include your membership number on the registration form to be eligible for this discount. If you are not currently an NSA member and would like to qualify for the discount, call NSA at 800-424-7827, ext. 201, for membership information or go online to www.sheriffs.org.
$530 ($665 with Banquet)
*The sixth person from an agency will qualify for discount
ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR PURCHASE
Register for any of the following additional tickets when you register. No meal function tickets will be available for purchase after June 16 or onsite.
The Awards Luncheon, during which the NSA awards will be announced, will be held Tuesday, June 27. cost is $60 per person.
The Prayer Breakfast will be held from 8:00am – 8:45am on Tuesday, June 27. The cost is $20 per person.
A Worship Service will be held from 9:00am – 10:00am on Tuesday, June 27, and is open to all registered conference attendees.
The Spouses’ Brunch will be held Monday, June 26, at 9:00am and is open to spouses and children. Tickets are included in all spouse/child registration.
ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION AND BANQUET
The annual reception and banquet, during which the new NSA president is installed, will be held Thursday evening, June 29. Purchase of a separate banquet ticket is required to attend.
Training Sessions are separate registrations, are 4, 8 or 16-hours sessions, and should not be confused with the seminars held as part of the conference. To register for a Training Session, select the Training option on the landing page. For all Training attendees, transportation, housing, and meals are the responsibility of the participant. All Training will be held at the DeVos Place.
ADVANCED ROADSIDE IMPAIRED DRIVING ENFORCEMENT (ARIDE)
ARIDE is a 16-hour training course that was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held on Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, from 8:00am-5:30 pm. Lunch on own.
BELOW 100 TRAINING
The mission of Below 100 is to reduce law enforcement line-of-duty deaths to fewer than 100 per year. Below 100 Training aims to eliminate preventable line-of-duty law enforcement officer deaths and serious injuries through training designed to focus on areas under an officer’s control. These areas of focus, include getting LEOs to wear a seat belt and a vest; to watch their speed; to stay present and to focus on what’s important now; and to remember that complacency kills. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held Monday, June 26 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am.
FLETC HOMELAND SECURITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (DHSLA) CERTIFICATION
Monday, June 26th, from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Tuesday, June 27th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
The Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA) is the result of a shared vision of FLETC and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), to establish a professional development venue for state, local and tribal law enforcement leaders to explore contemporary issues impacting homeland security and law enforcement operations and better prepare state and local law enforcement leaders (present and future), for complex, inter jurisdictional active shooter/mass casualty events, as well as other homeland security related challenges facing law enforcement leadership. This training is designed for command staff and other state, local, and tribal law enforcement leadership. The 8-hour follow-up training session at NSA’s Annual Conference, plus the two-week program at FLETC, results in a Homeland Security Certification issued by NSA. It is FREE but you must register.
REDUCING ROADWAY FATALITIES THROUGH TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT (TIM): A NATIONAL MODEL
The DOT Certified National TIM Responder Training Program provides incident responders with a national curriculum developed by responders for responders. The 4-hour training offers a set of practices and advanced standards to enable safer and faster clearance of traffic crashes. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held Tuesday, June 27, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Lunch on own.
VICTIM-CENTERED MASS VIOLENCE REPONSE EFFORTS: AN INTRODUCTION (ICPTTA)
Michigan State University, Buffalo, and Uvalde are just a few places that have experienced a mass violence tragedy in recent times. While we hope these incidents never happen, ICPTTA wants your community to be prepared if they do. Most communities have a plans to neutralize the threat, but are you ready for what comes next? How will you meet the needs of all victims — surviving and deceased — and their families? What needs to be done to help the community move forward? This free, one day training will discuss the basic structures, processes, and relationships required for victim-centered mass violence responses. Attendees will leave with foundational knowledge and resources to jumpstart mass violence response planning in their communities. It is free but you must pre-register. Note that this training is being held on Saturday prior to the start of the conference. It will be held Saturday, June 24, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Lunch on own.
All Registrations are Final. The National Sheriffs’ Association will provide No Refunds if you are unable to attend.
INABILITY TO ATTEND – ATTENDEE/EXTRA EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INSURANCE PROGRAM
The National Sheriffs’ Association now includes an insurance policy through Rainprotection Insurance that Will Refund You 96% of Your Registration Fees if you are unable to attend for a qualifying reason.
You will be covered from the moment you register until the start of the event.
You will receive a 96% refund, from registration until the start of the event, if you are unable to attend the event for a qualifying reason. The cost of the insurance is included in your registration fee. CLICK HERE to see what is and is not covered and how to submit a claim for a refund. Please read the policy for precise coverage and exclusions.
All hotel accommodations must be arranged through Orchid Event. We prefer that you register before booking your hotel room. You will receive a link to making hotel accommodations after you register for the event.
DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECLTY TO BOOK YOUR ROOMS. This will only delay the processing of your hotel reservation. If you are contacted directly via email from anyone offering to help you book, they are a housing pirate, and you will not be in our block. If you book with them, you lose any cancellation protections that NSA contracts provide to our attendees who book within our block.
Sheriffs: Check with your State Sheriffs’ Association concerning a room block for your state.
Exhibitors, make sure you have reserved your booth space before starting the registration process. Learn more about exhibiting.