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MICHIGAN SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION

Since 1877 ... Michigan's Oldest Law Enforcement Organization

About

 

CEO/Executive Director – Matthew M. Saxton, Sheriff (Ret.)

 

2021 Board of Directors 

 

       President                                        Past President                           Vice President                         Secretary/Treasurer

       Sheriff Mike Murphy – Livingston County   Sheriff Mark Valesano – Iron County  Sheriff Kim Cole – Mason County  Sheriff Patrick Whiteford – Kalkaska County

                                                                                                                 District III Director                        District II Director

 

 

      Sheriff Rick Fuller – Kalamazoo County   Sheriff Ed Oswald – Delta County   Sheriff Brian BeGole – Shiawassee County   Sheriff Rick Behnke – Cass County

                       District IV Director                         District I Director                         District V Director                       New Sheriffs’ Representative

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Michigan Sheriffs’ Association

For over 140 years, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association has been a leader in providing education, training and programs in your community and to your Sheriff and their staff. Current issues include Safe Schools, Teenage Driver Safety, Identity Theft, Homeland Security, Senior Citizen Safety, Victim Service Teams, Mental Health and Line of Duty Death Assistance.

Goals

Collectively, through the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, the 83 Sheriff’s Offices enjoy a single voice in meeting the needs of policing at the county level. Working towards improved, professional standards to better serve and protect the citizenry, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association is constantly striving to meet the following goals.

  1. Preserve and enhance the role of Sheriff as the chief elected law enforcement officer in the county
  2. Institute training and education programs in relation to concerns, trends and developments in law enforcement.
  3. Support effective law enforcement coverage of traffic and safety.
  4. Deter crime through prevention programs at both state and local levels.
  5. Assist in mutual administrative concerns regarding correctional facilities.
  6. Maintain a leadership role in support and enactment of appropriate law enforcement legislation to best serve the needs of the Sheriff and the citizens of Michigan.
  7. Formed in 1877, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association is the oldest law enforcement organization in Michigan.

The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association at a Glance

  • It is the only organization that officially represents the Office of Sheriff in Michigan.
  • Represents the concerns of Sheriffs,their offices and other criminal justice members.
  • Maintains and enhances the constitutional Office of Sheriff by representing it to the general public; members and agencies of state and county government; and other aspects of the criminal justice system.
  • Provides a variety of educational resources to Sheriffs and other criminal justice professionals,and to the general public.
  • Monitors pending legislation, court decisions and state funding resources that affect jail and department operations and local services
  • The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association NEVER solicits donations by telephone or permits unsavory tactics to solicit donations from members or prospective members.

Political Endorsements

The Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation, registered in the State of Michigan, which promotes effective law enforcement and public safety programs. As such, MSA does not endorse political candidates in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. While sheriffs are free to endorse political candidates, such endorsements should not be viewed as the official position of the Michigan Sheriffs Association. If you have any concerns about MSA’s position as it relates to political candidates, please contact us.

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