Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Bristol County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Vanessa Reese Crawford, Petersburg Sheriff’s Department
Sheriff Brett Clark, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Randall Bower, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2018

Media Contact: Sherry Bass, Chief of Staff
919.753.1127 | Sbass@iaps.org

Seventy National Sheriffs Receive Prestigious MAGNUS Award                      

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – The International Academy of Public Safety’s National Command & Staff College (NC&SC) recognized 70 sheriffs with the prestigious MAGNUS award at the National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference held in New Orleans in late June. The college’s Board of Commissioners made its selections after reviewing more than 365 national nominations.

“As MAGNUS leaders, the 70 honorees live as an inspiration for others to answer the call to excel in their profession with virtue and intellect. They do so while improving self and systems beyond the status quo, committing to continuous learning, and always servings as a beacon of light,” said Chancellor Mitch Javidi, Ph.D.

College President Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D., said: “These outstanding sheriffs exemplify leadership, embrace innovation and are committed to building and maintaining trusting community relationships.  They are the best of law enforcement for America.”

The NC&SC was established in collaboration with the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Tactical Officers Association. Founded in 2010, the National Command & Staff College develops MAGNUS leaders and is recognized as a Center of Educational Excellence in Law Enforcement Leadership Education by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.

For more information on the Leadership Education Program and schedule go to www.CommandCollege.org or call (919)753-1127.

Alabama

  • Sheriff Ron Abernathy, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Mike Hale, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Huey Mack, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff John Samaniego, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Rick Singleton, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Heath Taylor, Russell County Sheriff’s Office

Arkansas

  • Sheriff Tim Helder, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Arizona

  • Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Mark Napier, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, AZ

California

  • Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office

Colorado

  • Sheriff Matt Lewis, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Justin Smith, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

Florida

  • Sheriff Grady Judd, Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Chris Nocco, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Mike Williams, Duval County Sheriff’s Office

Georgia

  • Sheriff Eric Levitt, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Theodore Jackson, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Iowa

  • Sheriff Brian Gardner, Linn County Sheriff’s Office

Indiana

  • Sheriff Brett Clark, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff John R. Layton, Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Tim Troyer, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office

Louisiana

  • Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Joseph P. Lopinto, III, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Mike Tregre, St. John the Baptist Sheriff
  • Sheriff Gerald A. Turlich, Jr., Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Craig Webre, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office

Massachusetts

  • Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Bristol County Sheriff’s Office

Maryland

  • Sheriff Troy D. Berry, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Minnesota

  • Sheriff Richard Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff James Stuart, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office

Montana

  • Sheriff Leo C. Dutton, Lewis & Clark County Sheriff

New Mexico

  • Sheriff Mark Cage, Eddy County Sheriff’s Office

Nevada

  • Sheriff Chuck Allen, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Al McNeil, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office

New York

  • Sheriff Randall Bower, Orleans County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Colleen O’Neill, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

 Ohio

  • Sheriff Daniel Dunlap, Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Jim Neil, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Oregon

  • Sheriff Jason Myers, Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Michael Reese, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Byron Trapp, Lane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Shane L. Nelson, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Nathan Sickler, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Patrick Garrett, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Pennsylvania

  • Sheriff Jewell Williams, Philadelphia’s Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, Chester County Sheriff’s Office

South Dakota

  • Sheriff Mike Milstead, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Kevin Thom, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Tennessee

  • Sheriff Daron Hall, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office

Texas

  • Sheriff Marian Brown, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

Utah

  • Sheriff Donna Laird Tompkins, Utah County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Justin Martinez, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

Virginia

  • Sheriff Michael D. Chapman, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Robert P. Mosier, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Vanessa Reese Crawford, Petersburg Sheriff’s Department
  • Sheriff Michael L. Wade, Henrico County Sheriff’s Office

Washington

  • Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, King County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Paul A. Pastor, Pierce County Sheriff’s Office

Wisconsin

  • Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Eric Severson, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office

 

Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Richard Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Tim Helder, Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff James Stuart, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Chuck Allen, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Brian Gardner, Linn County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Rick Singleton, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Mark Cage, Eddy County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Matt Lewis, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office & Sheriff Justin Smith, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff John Samaniego, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Tim Troyer, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office