Lott has led the company since 1996.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has been named nationwide Sheriff of the 12 months by the Nationwide Sheriff’s Affiliation.
Formally the NSA Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the 12 months, the award will likely be offered throughout NSA’s annual nationwide conference in June.
“This can be a great honor each personally and for the state of South Carolina,” mentioned Lott, who acquired an announcement letter Monday. “That is the primary time a S.C. sheriff has been named nationwide Sheriff of the 12 months. And to be acknowledged by this 81-year-old group with a historical past going again to the nineteenth century wherein among the most essential native and nationwide legislation enforcement coverage has been legislated, makes it all of the extra rewarding to me.”
Lott is nearing 25 years in workplace as Richland County’s sheriff, profitable his first election in 1996.
Based in 1940, the NSA represents 1000’s of sheriffs, deputies, and different legislation enforcement, and public security professionals, nationwide, with the Affiliation’s roots stretching again to the Interstate Sheriffs’ Affiliation based in Minnesota and surrounding states in 1888.
NSA “serves as the middle of an enormous community of legislation enforcement data, filling requests for data day by day and enabling legal justice professionals, together with law enforcement officials, sheriffs, and deputies, to find the knowledge and packages they want,” in line with their web site (sheriffs.org). Amongst NSA’s nationwide assets is SHERIFF & DEPUTY journal, wherein the work of Lott’s Richland County Sheriff’s Division has been commonly featured since 2016.
The NSA Ferris E. Lucas Award for Sheriff of the 12 months was established in 1995.