From Enterprise Staff
Polk County Sheriff Byron A. Lyons completed participation in the 118th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute Leadership Development Course held in Quantico, Va. Nov. 14-18. The no-cost program is provided by the National Institute of Corrections and the U.S. Department of Justice in collaboration with the Major County Sheriffs of America.
Lyons was nominated to join 26 other sheriffs from across the country for training on effective leadership within the sheriff’s office, the local criminal justice system and their community. The NSI is the only executive leadership training program designed specifically for sheriffs to prepare them for all matters that impact the office of sheriff. The NSI was first developed and presented in the early 1970s in response to a need by sheriffs to meet the evolving demands of the office. The NSI has gone through many iterations throughout its history. Since 1993, the NSI has been housed in the NIC Jails Division.
The NSI currently has two courses of study – the NSI Leadership Development Course which prepares first-term sheriffs for success in office and strengthens the leadership skills of elected sheriffs; and the newly developed NSI Jail Administration Course which enhances the sheriff’s knowledge of their responsibilities in leading the operations of a correctional facility.
For more information visit https://info.nicic.gov/nsi/.