Our Mission: Ensure the safety and security of Michigan citizens by assisting the elected Sheriffs and their personnel in the development of resources and skills through education and training.
The Michigan Sheriffs' Association was founded in 1877 and is the oldest law enforcement organization in the state. For over 130 years the Michigan Sheriffs' Association has been a leader in providing training and services to the Office of Sheriff and your community. The Michigan Sheriffs' Association is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization comprised of elected Michigan Sheriffs and citizen and business members from across the state. Join Today! Donations are tax-deductible. 100% of donations go to the Michigan Sheriffs' Association, we do not hire outside fundraisers!
Michigan Sheriffs position on violence and Gun Control Legislation
Recently there have been several high profile incidents surrounding violence in schools and other public places throughout the United States. There have also recently been additional Federal and state proposals concerning weapons and their ownership and possession . The sheriffs of the State of Michigan are committed to ensuring that our children and communities are safe. As sheriffs, we have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Michigan. We are determined to ensure that all provisions within both Constitutions are upheld. This includes, but is not limited to, the second amendment; our citizens’ ‘Right to Bear Arms’. It should be understood that the issue of violence needs to be addressed in its totality, not simply as an issue of “gun” violence. Violence is a result of a breakdown on many fronts. Family, gangs, drugs, lack of proper mental health treatment and the proliferation of violent media just to name a few.
Having been elected, and sworn to uphold both the State and Federal Constitutions, we additionally believe in the value of the division of power and roles of each of the three branches of our state and national governments. As Congress and the state legislative bodies convene to legislate issues surrounding the second amendment, the sheriffs of the State of Michigan will insure our voices will be heard.
The Michigan Sheriffs are committed to the safety of the citizens of the State of Michigan. We are committed to active engagement in the legislative process and to the protection of the people of our great state. We welcome and encourage our citizens active participation in this process as well .
The Michigan Sheriffs' Association wants you to stay safe on the water this summer by performing a vessel safety check now. While most people are aware that they need to keep their automobiles in good running order, it sometimes doesn't occur to them to check their boats before the season gets underway.
The Michigan Sheriffs' Association recommends at a minimum you take the following steps for vessel safety:
The Michigan Sheriffs' Association encourages boat owners to have the Coast Guard Auxiliary perform a free vessel safety check. Vessel examiners will check the boat for mechanical safety as well as verifying the proper safety equipment is on board. They will also offer recommendations on how to best outfit your vessel to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.