Major County Sheriffs’ Association/
Major Cities Chiefs Association,
Joint Conference
February 8-9, 2017
Washington, DC 

The Major County Sheriffs’ Association is pleased to advise it will be convening its annual winter conference in Washington, DC at the JW Marriott Hotel beginning with a welcome reception on Tuesday February 7, 2017 followed by a joint meeting with the Major Cities Chiefs February 8th-9th. This is a biennial event brings together the Sheriffs and Chiefs of the largest jurisdiction across the country to discuss critical issues relating to public safety and the law enforcement profession.

As in past years, the agenda includes presentations from Executive Administration officials and members of Congress who lead Federal Agencies or serve on Committees and working groups addressing matters of concern to the members of the Associations. We ask each of the presenters to reserve some of their allotted time to engage the participants in a ‘conversation’ so we might clearly articulate our concerns and positions relative to issues within their area of responsibilities.

Both Associations are currently in the process of creating an agenda for the conference, however the recent elections have created some uncertainty as to who will head up the Agencies and Congressional Committees. While we may not have the names of the speakers, we will continue to invite:

  • The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
    • Key sub-agencies
      • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
      • Customs and Border Protection
  • The Attorney General
  • The Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • The Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Members of Congress,
    • Judiciary and Homeland Security

We will continue to update the Conference Agenda as information becomes available.

To make reservations at the JW Marriott, please click here.

To register for the conference, please click here:

Please note: the registration portal is also located on the National Sheriff’s Association website. If you are uncertain as to your registration category, please review the document provided when registering. If you are having any technical difficulties with registration, please contact: Andy Grant at (612) 414 6962 or Other registration questions can be directed to Michael Ferrence:

General Conference Overview

JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004

(202) 393-2000


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