Stuart takes part in National Sheriffs Institute

Anoka County Sheriff James L. Stuart completed participation in the 102nd session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute (NSI) 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).

Stuart joined 28 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 Stuart is a leader with vision for the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office,” said Fred G. Wilson, NSA director of operations.

“It is an honor to have Sheriff Stuart join the more than 2,500 graduates of the NSI since 1973.”

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., representing the nearly 3,100 elected sheriffs across the nation and has more than 18,000 members.

“It was an honor to be selected for the training and I plan to use the newly gained knowledge to ensure we provide the best services possible to our citizens,” Stuart said.