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2021 NSA Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ, June 22-24, 2021

It’s Time to Meet!


This year’s conference will be different in many ways. We have changed the agenda this year. The main conference is June 22-24, 2021. We have set aside Monday, June 21st, as a NSA work day with all the committee meetings scheduled on Monday with no other content.

Awards Luncheon – this year, we will recognize our award winners with the new Awards Luncheon on Wednesday at noon.

We have added the new NSA TALKS sessions to the show floor. These will be 18-minute information session in the vein of a Ted Talk at the bottom of the hour when the show floor is open.

Also new is the DEMO DEN which will held at the top of the hour on the show floor. This will be short demonstrations by vendors in the hall of a new or innovative product. These will also run about 18 minutes in length.

You will see a difference in our on-site execution due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will share several “Know Before You Go” emails to registered attendees to make sure you have up to date information on the evolving situation in Phoenix.


Registration Fees

Each paid full attendee registration includes admission to all exhibits, general sessions, seminars, the Awards Luncheon*, the Welcome Reception and the Thursday morning coffee and donuts in the hall.

*Due to COVID 19 we have restrictions on the number of people we can fit in the ballroom for the Awards Lunch. Access to a seat at the Awards Luncheon will be based on the date of completed and paid registrations.

Payment or purchase order must accompany each registration form for the registration to be processed. NSA members receive a discount on registration. Include your membership number on the registration form to be eligible for this discount. If you are not currently an NSA member and would like to qualify for the discount, call NSA at 800-424-7827, ext. 201, for membership information or go online to

2021 Pricing

Spouse/Significant Other
Agency Multiple Attendee Discount*
Presenter Member
Presenter Non-Member
Exhibitor, Additional Full Pass
Exhibitor, Floor Pass Only
$530 ($665 with Banquet)
$630 ($765 with Banquet)
$235 ($365 with Banquet)
$350 ($485 with Banquet)
$530 ($665 with Banquet)
$630 ($765 with Banquet)

*the sixth person from an agency will qualify for discount


Register for any of the following additional tickets when you register.  No meal function tickets will be available for purchase onsite.

Awards Luncheon

The new Awards Luncheon, during which the NSA awards will be announced, will be held Wednesday, June 23. We will sell additional tickets to this luncheon on a space available basis. The cost is $60 per person. If the space shifts and we are unable to accommodate the additional luncheon ticket purchased, we will inform you and refund you your ticket price.

Prayer Breakfast [SOLD OUT]

The Prayer Breakfast will be held from 8:00am – 8:45am on Wednesday, June 23. The cost is $20 per person. The event is limited to 60 people.

Worship Service

A Worship Service will be held from 9:00am – 10:00am on Wednesday, June 23, and is open to all Prayer Breakfast ticket holders. If we can open it up to all attendees, we will.

Spouses’ Brunch

The Spouses’ Brunch will be held Tuesday, June 22, at 9:30am and is open to spouses and children. Tickets are included in all spouse/child registration but will be limited due to COVID to the first 60 registrations. We will wait list after the limit is reach incase the restrictions change by the time we arrive. We will confirm your attendance at the brunch one week out from departure.

Annual President’s Reception and Banquet

The annual reception and banquet, during which the new NSA president is installed, will be held Thursday evening, June 24. Purchase of a separate banquet ticket is required to attend. Due to COVID 19 we have restrictions on the number of people we can fit in the ballroom for the Banquet.  We will sell tickets up to the limit based on paid competed registrations.


Training Sessions are separate registrations, are 4, 8 or 16-hours sessions, and should not be confused with the seminars held as part of the conference. To register for a Training Session, select the Training option on the landing page. For all Training, transportation, housing, and meals are the responsibility of the participant. All Training will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. All Training Sessions are limited to 30 attendees due to COVID space restrictions. 

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

ARIDE is a 16-hour training course that was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23.

FLETC Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA) Certification

The Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA) is the result of a shared vision of FLETC and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), to establish a professional development venue for state, local and tribal law enforcement leaders to explore contemporary issues impacting homeland security and law enforcement operations and better prepare state and local law enforcement leaders (present and future), for complex, inter jurisdictional active shooter/mass casualty events, as well as other homeland security related challenges facing law enforcement leadership. This training is designed for command staff and other state, local, and tribal law enforcement leadership. The 8-hour follow-up training session at NSA’s Annual Conference, plus the two-week program at FLETC, results in a Homeland Security Certification issued by NSA. It is Free but you must register. It will be held on Tuesday June 22, 9:00-1:00 and Wednesday June 23, 9:00-Noon.

Reducing Roadway Fatalities through Traffic Incident Management (TIM): A National Model

The DOT Certified National TIM Responder Training Program provides incident responders with a national curriculum developed by responders for responders. The 4-hour training offers a set of practices and advanced standards to enable safer and faster clearance of traffic crashes. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held Tuesday, June 22, 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Below 100 Training

The mission of Below 100 is to reduce law enforcement line-of-duty deaths to fewer than 100 per year.

Below 100 Training aims to eliminate preventable line-of-duty law enforcement officer deaths and serious injuries through training designed to focus on areas under an officer’s control. These areas of focus, include: getting LEOs to wear a seat belt and a vest; to watch their speed; to stay present and to focus on what’s important now; and to remember that complacency kills. It is FREE but you must register. It will be held Wednesday, June 23 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.


All Registrations are Final. The National Sheriffs’ Association will provide No Refunds if you are unable to attend.

Inability to Attend – Attendee/Extra Exhibitor Registration Insurance Program

The National Sheriffs’ Association now includes an insurance policy through Rainprotection Insurance that Will Refund You 96% of Your Registration Fees if you are unable to attend for a qualifying reason.

You will be covered from the moment you register until the start of the event.

You will receive a 96% refund, from registration until the start of the event, if you are unable to attend the event for a qualifying reason. The cost of the insurance is included in your registration fee. CLICK HERE to see what is and is not covered and how to submit a claim for a refund. Please read the policy for precise coverage and exclusions.


All hotel accommodations must be arranged through Orchid Event. You must register before booking your hotel room. You will receive a link to making hotel accommodations after you register for the event. This is the only way to book your room.

DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECLTY TO BOOK YOUR ROOMS. This will only delay the processing of your hotel reservation. If you are contacted directly via email from anyone offering to help you book, they are a housing pirate, and you will not be in our block. If you book with them, you lose any cancellation protections that NSA contracts provides to our attendees who book within our block.

Sheriffs: Check with your State Sheriffs’ Association concerning a room block for your state.


Exhibitors, make sure you have reserved your booth space before starting the registration process. Learn more about exhibiting.