National Sheriff’s Association Announces Award Applications

The National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) 2019 Award Applications are due postmarked no later than Friday, December 15th, unless otherwise noted.

You can download an application here.

For more information contact Ross Mirmelstein, Director, Conferences & Exhibits at


Sheriff/Private Security Partnership Award

Sponsored by Security Industry Alarm Association and Central Station Alarm Association


The award will recognize the partnership between a Sheriff’s Office and a private sector partner.


Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the Year

NSA established the Ferris E. Lucas award in 1995 to recognize a sheriff for contributions made to improve the Office of Sheriff on the local, state, and national level. As well as involvement in the community above and beyond the responsibilities required. The award is given in memory of Ferris E. Lucas, NSA Past President (1944-46) and executive director (1964-82), who completed 50 years of distinguished service and leadership in law enforcement.

Charles “Bud” Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year

The Charles “Bud” Meeks Award for Deputy Sheriff of the Year was established to recognize deputy sheriffs who have demonstrated conspicuous bravery in the performance of their duties. The award is given in memory and honor of Charles “Bud” Meeks, who served as executive director of the National Sheriffs’ Association from 1989 to 1997 and in 2000. There are now two awards given in this category: one for valor and one for merit.

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