In addition, the Association shall work for the continued improvement in the administration of county sheriff services through better execution and enforcement of the laws of the State of Indiana, through the raising of funds to carry out the purposes and activities of the Association, and all things necessary for the public welfare, in relation thereto. Sheriffs have become more active not only in their local communities but also at the state and federal levels.
Building Communities of Trust, must have the entire package. Sheriffs in Indiana, know that in order to have a strong community of trust, the traditional reactionary response must turn to be more proactive. Sheriffs are engaging our citizens today more than ever to work in partnership. Together we are having a positive impact; together we are making a difference. Indiana Sheriffs continue to be active in the state legislature. Working close with our legislators is an important part of being the Sheriff.
This legislative session has our attention on many things. Sentence reform has brought low-level felons back to our local communities. Acute mentally ill are in our jails without proper treatment options more than ever. This has created over-crowding in some jails and the need for counties to seek solutions. The Sheriffs are working close with state officials and legislators to improve upon these difficulties. This effort increases public safety while reducing the burden it is creating on local taxpayers.
Quality and up to date training of our deputies, jail staff, and administrative offices will be a large focus as we move forward in Court rulings, law changes, and simple procedures with new technology make for a constant need for crucial training. The ISA is a strong resource for Sheriffs and their staff providing training agendas for these current issues.
This valuable resource ensures a more efficient and effective service by the Sheriff. This will mean for all members the availability to do everything with ISA in a digital format. Memberships, membership renewal, newsletters, and special alerts will become available on your computer, smart phone or tablet.
We will still maintain the same quality U. Mail outreach and the choice will be yours, whichever way you prefer. It will be a great addition for keeping current on what is happening with your Indiana Sheriff. It is our mission to serve with excellence and work in partnership with those we serve.
Everyone in Indiana deserves to feel safe, and your Sheriff is working hard to accomplish that.