The National Sheriffs’ Association selected Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal to attend the 104th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute which was held in Aurora, Colorado, September 8-14. Sheriff Seal was one of only twenty-five first-term Sheriffs from throughout the United States who were chosen.
The National Sheriffs’ Institute is the only executive leadership program developed specifically for Sheriffs. The small group of Sheriffs, who represent a cross section of Sheriffs from throughout the nation, worked together in intense training sessions over a seven day period dealing with topics essential to the leadership role of the Sheriff within the criminal justice system and the community.
Sheriff Seal stated, “I am pleased to have been selected to attend this unique training event for Sheriffs. This is another step in our overall effort to improve the Office of Sheriff in Washington Parish and to be able to provide the level of service that our citizens deserve.”
Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley commented. “This is a great honor for our Sheriff and for Washington Parish. Sheriffs from throughout the United States are eligible for this unique training event, but only a few are selected based on their leadership. Sheriff Seal has made a name for himself with the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association as a leader in law enforcement. Through his efforts on the state and national level, Washington Parish is gaining recognition as a leader in law enforcement.”
Expenses for Sheriff Seal to attend the National Sheriff’s’ Institute event were paid by the National Sheriffs’ Association through a Department of Justice grant.
Shown is Sheriff Seal with Aaron Kennard, Executive Director of the National Sheriff's Association.