Recently Chief Investigator Josh Summerford, Corporal Gene Knowles, and Sheriff Jeff Shaver traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Sheriff’s Association Winter Legislative Conference. They attended several training seminars and heard from several noteworthy speakers.
They were addressed by the new Homeland Security Director, General John Kelley and Rob O,Neill, the former Navy Seal who was responsible for firing the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden. They were also privileged to have as a speaker the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. President Trump specifically expressed his support for our military, veterans, and law enforcement. Sheriff Shaver said that it was really great to hear the President say to officers, “I have your back”.
As a member of NSA’s National Sheriff’s Institute and Awards Committee, Sheriff Shaver serves in a Leadership Training Work-group tasked with developing a formal education strategy for a Sheriff’s Command College to provide sheriffs and their command staff with training in leadership and administration skills, special operations, and victim’s services, etc. This new concept would greatly improve the professional skills for its members in various fields of law enforcement. The majority of this training would be mainly through webinars.
The group also visited the Capitol and the offices of our Congressional delegation. It was a productive and educational conference.