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121st National Sheriffs’ Institute

From March 11-15, 2024, twenty-three sheriffs from across the country participated in the 121st session of NIC’s National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) Leadership Development Course held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. This program, provided by NIC in collaboration with the Major County Sheriffs of America, prepares first-term sheriffs for success by strengthening their leadership skills. The NSI is the only executive leadership institute explicitly designed for sheriffs. 

The NSI provides training on effective leadership within the Sheriff’s Office, the local criminal justice system, and their community and prepares sheriffs for all matters affecting their office. In addition to the Leadership Development Course, the NSI currently consists of the Jail Administration Course, which is open to sheriffs in all terms and enhances the knowledge of sheriffs’ responsibilities in leading and supporting the staff and operations of a correctional facility. 

A third NSI course focused on communication in executive leadership will be developed in fiscal year 2024 and made available to the nation’s sheriffs in fiscal year 2025. For more information, please visit

group photo of the 121st National Sheriff's Institute