October 4, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.
Sheriff Rick Duncan completed participation in the 103rd session of the National Sheriff’s Institute (NSI) held in Aurora, Colorado, September 16-22. 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 Sheriff’s Association (NSA). Sheriff Duncan was joined by 28 other sheriffs from across the country, for training on contemporary challenges facing America’s sheriffs by. In light of those challenges, the sheriff’s 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. Fred G. Wilson, NSA Director of Operations, said, “Sheriff Duncan is a leader with vision for the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. It is an honor to have Sheriff Duncan join the more than 2,500 graduates of the NSI since 1973.” The NIC is a division of the US 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, Virginia, NSA represents the nearly 3,100 elected sheriffs across the nation and has more than 18,000 members, including law enforcement professionals, state and federal government employees, concerned citizens, students and others.
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