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New Sheriff Training 2020

December 7, 2020 @ 8:00 amDecember 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Congratulations on being elected to the job of your dreams. You should be proud of what you accomplished. The local community has placed a lot of faith and trust in you – not the office – but you. You are the sheriff!

Hopefully, you know by now that, other than the elected sheriff, no official has a greater responsibility for the safety of the local community. What you may not know is there are more than 550 Missouri statutes directly referring to the “sheriff,” 35 more referring to the sheriff by use of the phrase, “chief law enforcement officer,” and another 19 by use of the term “jailer.” Oh, by the way, did I mention the more than 122 additional statutes that apply when you are acting as the county coroner and another 134 statutes dealing with records of public governmental agencies? And I have not even begun to touch on the vast number of federal employment and discrimination laws, as well as federal laws relating to jail operations and inmate rights!

To help newly elected sheriffs “get their feet under them,” so to speak, the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association holds a two-week “New Sheriffs’ School” every four years. This year’s school is scheduled for December 7 through December 18 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

This two-week training is fast paced, exciting, and jam-packed with need-to-know information. It also provides the opportunity to network with fellow new sheriffs and learn from veteran sheriffs who are on hand to mentor and provide support in any manner they can.

I encourage you to take advantage of this valuable, life-changing opportunity. For more information, contact Jeanne Merritt at 573-529-6900 or jeanne@mosheriffs.com.

Kevin Merritt
Executive Director


TOPICS INCLUDE: State statutes, human resource laws, regulations and best practices; labor laws; finance and budgeting; and the ever increasing demand and liability exposure placed on the sheriff’s office by jail operations.

Your registration includes 10 breakfast meals, 9 lunch meals, daily breaks and refreshments, all training material, POST approved continuing education credits and special evening events December 10 & 16.


Hotel Information:

Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
415 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Room Rate $94.00 per night

December 6-11: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13414?groupID=2605501

December 13-17: https://reservations.travelclick.com/13414?groupID=2610281


Register by November 30, 2020!


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December 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am
December 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Gina Kauffman


Who Should Attend:
Jail Administrators, Line Supervisors, Sheriffs, Medical Personnel, and Administrative Staff
Registration Deadline:
September 21, 2020
Hotel Deadline:
September 21, 2020


Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
415 West McCarty Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States
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