The Major County Sheriffs' Association (MCSA) is a professional law enforcement association of elected sheriffs representing counties or parishes with 500,000 population or more. We are dedicated to preserving the highest integrity in law enforcement and the elected Office of the Sheriff. Our membership represents over 100 million Americans.

MCSA works to promote a greater understanding of law enforcement strategies to address futures problems and identify law enforcement challenges facing the members of our organization. We are committed to advancing legislative issues that will enhance the safety of our communities.

MCSA also aggressively pursues the development of innovative education along with prevention and enforcement strategies and programs.

We believe that law enforcement and criminal justice organizations benefit greatly by having a forum in which to share ideas, concepts and resources. The MCSA facilitates that process by serving as a law enforcement information gathering resource.

The MCSA is available to provide technical assistance in conjunction with the National Sheriffs' Association, the Major Cities Chiefs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Training Division, the National Executive Institute and other private or public research entities.

We cordially invite you to contact any MCSA officer for additional information.


David Mahoney is currently serving his second term as Dane County Sheriff. He was first elected in November 2006 to become the 52nd Dane County Sheriff.

David has been a professional law enforcement officer for 35 years. Thirty-three years of his law enforcement career have been with the Dane County Sheriff's Office with assignments in each of the agencies four divisions.

Major County
Sheriffs' Association
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA

Toll Free:
(855) MAJ-CNTY

(202) 237-2001



Recently members of the MCSA and other law enforcement organizations attended a meeting with President Obama and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to discuss the ongoing challenges of illegal immigration. Attending this meeting were: Sheriff’s Donny Youngblood, Rich Stanek, Al Cannon, Jerry Demings, Adrian Garcia (not pictured), and Exec. Dir. Michael Ferrence. MCSA President Youngblood sent a follow up letter to Secretary Johnson restating the Association’s position regarding priority actions needed to address this growing crisis.


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