Sheriff Mike Leidholt, current President of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and Sheriff of Hughes County, South Dakota, has appointed Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal to NSA’s Small, Rural Sheriffs Committee.
The Small, Rural Sheriffs Committee is comprised of a select group of Sheriffs from throughout the United States who represent rural areas. The committee meets twice annually to discuss specific needs of rural Sheriffs and rural communities and to formulate strategies for making rural law enforcement more effective.
Sheriff Seal, a recent graduate of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, has been active in the National Sheriffs’ Association since taking office last year and is excited about this new leadership role. “I am honored to be recognized in this manner and to have the privilege of representing rural Sheriffs’ offices throughout the nation,” said Sheriff Seal. “I plan to use this opportunity to help promote Washington Parish. Yes, we are rural, but we have the same needs as larger areas.”
Chief Deputy Mike Haley, a lifetime member of NSA, commented, “This is a great honor for Washington Parish. In a short time, our Sheriff has made a name for himself with his peers at NSA and has been recognized as a leader in rural law enforcement. His selection for the National Sheriffs’ Institute, followed by his appointment to this important committee, is a definite plus for our parish.”