Lott named to board of National Sheriff’s Association

February 11, 2020

By W. Thomas Smith Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was sworn to the board of directors of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) during the NSA’s Winter Legislative and Technology Conference, Feb. 8-11, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington.

“I’m honored to serve the National Sheriff’s Association because it is through this 80-year-old organization with a history going back to the 19th century that some of the most important local and national law enforcement policy has been proffered and ultimately legislated,” says Lott. “Today, NSA helps shape national policy as it pertains to everything from local criminal justice and other law enforcement procedural issues to national security issues which impact all Americans.”

The NSA Winter Conference brings together Congressional leaders, federal agency leaders, and impactful law enforcement leaders from around the country to share best-practices information and discuss new technologies among other relevant law enforcement topics.

Lott is an internationally recognized career law enforcement officer who has served as Sheriff of Richland County for more than 23 years.

Founded in 1940, the Alexandria, VA-based NSA is governed by an executive committee and the board of directors. Both are composed of members of the NSA who are currently holding the elected position of Office of Sheriff. The executive committee supervises and directs the affairs of the association. The board of directors annually reviews the NSA’s progress and outlines the law enforcement policies that guide the association’s activities.

– Sheriff Lott is pictured with Davidson County (TN) Sheriff Daron Hall, president of the National Sheriff’s Association.