Major County Sheriffs’ Association/National Sheriff’s Association 2015 Joint Summer Meeting, Baltimore, MD
Note: This meeting is coordinated with the NSA conference

Dates: June 29-30, 2015 (Welcome reception on Sunday June 28th)

Place: Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

NOTE: The MCSA Conference registration is limited to Association Members, their Staffs, members of the National Sheriffs Association, Corporate Partners, Federal Partners, and invited guests. Questions regarding eligibility for registration should be directed to Executive Director Michael Ferrence Jr..

If you are attending both the MCSA and the NSA conferences, you MUST register for each one separately.

To register for the MCSA/NSA conferences and to make your hotel reservations go to:

Please carefully select the registration category that applies and provide all required information. If you are unsure as to which registration category applies to you, see Registration Category Definition

Additional conference information, to include a more detailed agenda, will be posted on the MCSA website and sent out to members and corporate partners via the MCSA newsletter.

Mackinac Island Fall Joint Conference with the National Executive Institute Associates, September 8-10, 2015:  
Program planning is well underway for the joint MCSA-NEIA conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  The overarching theme for this special conference will be focused on the development of public trust in law enforcement and the need for an effective partnership with the community.  This topic will be explored through guest speaker, panel presentations, facilitated discussions, and small group discussions.  The good ideas that come from this event will be documented and discriminated
to the members of both associations and the wider law enforcement community.
To register for the event please click on the following link or copy and paste on you web address bar:

  • Corporate Partners were specifically solicited for Mackinac Island conference and are designated as MI (gold, silver, or bronze)
  • There is no registration fee for spouses
  • The registration fee also includes tickets for the ferry to and from the island as well as luggage transfer from the docks to the hotel
  • NEIA members have been identified as a separate registration category
  • The conference will begin with a welcome reception on Tues. Sept. 8th and will conclude with breakfast on Fri. Sept. 11
  • The program is scheduled on Wed and Thurs and will provide sufficient time for participants to network

The venue for the conference is the Grand Hotel, a well-known historical site on Mackinac Island (only horse and bikes allowed on the island).  To make hotel reservations you have to down load the reservation request (listed under website News and Documents tab), fill it out, and either mail or fax the form as instructed.  Please note:

  • The hotel rate includes all meals
  • The rate has been reduced with contributions by Corporate Partners
  • The venue has limited capacity so all are encouraged to register for the conference and to make hotel reservations as soon as possible
  • It is advised to contact Megan Noland at the Oakland County Sheriff's Office to discuss your itinerary before making final arrangements
  • For all questions, please contact Megan at (248) 858-5009 or
  • Information concerning travel to and from Mackinac will be provided to individuals who register

General Conference Overview

Sunday June 28th

  • On-site registration
  • Welcome Reception

Monday June 29th

  • President's Taskforce on 21st Century Policing - Sue Rahr, Sheriff King County WA (Ret.) Panel Member
  • CBP- Commission Gil Kerlikowske
  • ICE - Director Sarah Saldana
  • Mental Health Programs and Issues - Dr. Fuller Torrey and Sheriff Sandra Hutchens
  • Legislation Update - Laura Cooper and Sheriff Michael Bouchard
  • NSA Exhibit Hall
  • Evening Social Event

Tuesday June 30th

  • By Law Amendments
  • Election of Officers 2016-17
  • DOJ - Attorney General Loretta Lynch
  • I&A DHS - Gen Frank Taylor, Under Secretary
  • FBI - Assistant Director Michael Steinbach (LE Sensitive Briefing on Foreign Fighters)
  • COPS - Director Ronald Davis, Initiatives and Grants
  • Cyber Threats - Steve Chabinsky and Lynn Mattice
  • NSA Exhibit Hall

Note: Breakfast and lunch provided each day.

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