Hoffman completes 114th session of National Sheriffs’ Institute
AURORA, Colo. — Marshall County Sheriff Steve Hoffman recently completed participation in the 114th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute held in Aurora, Colo. The NSI is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. This no-cost program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).
Sheriff Hoffman joined 27 other sheriffs from across the country for training on contemporary challenges facing America’s sheriffs today. In light of those challenges, the sheriffs explored the role of the local sheriff in providing effective leadership for the public good in such areas as public safety, criminal justice system policy, community relations, and organization effectiveness and efficiency.
“Sheriff Hoffman is a leader with vision for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. It is an honor to have Sheriff Hoffman join the more than 2,900 graduates of the NSI since 1973,” said Hilary Burgess, NSA Director of Professional Development.
The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons. It is the primary federal source of technical assistance, training, and information services for state and local corrections. NIC provides a wide variety of services to the nation’s jails, most of which are the responsibility of sheriffs.
The NSA is a non-profit professional association located in Alexandria, Va. NSA represents the nearly 3,100 elected sheriffs across the nation and has more than 20,000 members, including law enforcement professionals, state and federal government employees, concerned citizens, students and others.
“The National Sheriff’s Institute was a rewarding experience shared with fellow sheriffs representing a wide range of demographics, mixing rural, urban and suburban jurisdictions with geographic areas as small as 249 square miles to more than 13,000 square miles, and county populations of a few thousand to one million,” Hoffman told the Times-Republican.
“Regardless of the size of our jurisdiction or staff, we each found that there are many shared experiences and issues that confront our communities and offices. Beyond the education component, this was an excellent opportunity to network with sheriffs across the nation and develop relationships knowing that we are a willing resource for each other in the future.”