STATEHOUSE – Members of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) were recognized yesterday at the Statehouse by State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) and his colleagues in the Indiana House of Representatives. Several dozen county sheriffs from across the state gathered on the House floor in honor of the impact the ISA has had on law enforcement.
Rep. Mahan, once the sheriff of Blackford County and the former ISA vice-president, introduced a resolution in recognition of the organization. The ISA facilitates communication and encourages the exchange of ideas between Indiana’s sheriffs.
“The ISA works to ensure Hoosiers are served with the highest quality of professionalism by their county sheriffs,” said Rep. Mahan. “Thanks to the leadership of the ISA and the cooperation among Indiana’s sheriffs, our criminal justice system employs 21st century techniques and training.”
The ISA was founded 82 years ago. In 1977, it became a not-for-profit organization focusing on the need to educate and train sheriff department personnel. Among their many accomplishments, the ISA has been instrumental in coordinating the Indiana Sheriffs’ Sex Offender Registry. Through their website, the ISA provides law enforcement officials and citizens with detailed information on sex offenders when they move into a new county.
“The ISA is an outstanding group of law enforcement professionals that have served the citizens of Indiana for decades. We will continue to benefit from their efforts to improve the quality of criminal justice.”