Sheriff Patrick McDermott Appointed to Key National Sheriffs’ Association Committees

Thanks to the Norfolk County Sheriff's Office for contributing this news to Westwood Minute.

Dedham MA- Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott was recently appointed by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to serve on the organization’s Government Affairs Committee and Youth Programs and Juvenile Justice Committee through 2024.

These committees play a vital role in shaping policies and initiatives that have a profound impact on public safety, juvenile justice, and the relationships between law enforcement agencies and local, state, and federal governments.

"I am deeply honored to have been appointed to these significant committees by the National Sheriffs’ Association, said McDermott. “Serving on the Governmental Affairs and Youth Programs and Juvenile Justice Committees provides a unique opportunity to advance effective law enforcement policies and initiatives at national, state and local levels. I look forward to working alongside my esteemed colleagues to address critical issues facing our communities, especially those involving our youth."

Sheriff Greg Champagne, President of the National Sheriffs’ Association, conveyed his appreciation for Sheriff McDermott's dedication to the organization, writing, "I greatly appreciate your service to NSA and look forward to working with you during my term as President."

Since being elected Norfolk County Sheriff in 2020, Sheriff McDermott has focused on new and innovative solutions to the issues facing corrections. Previously having served as Register of Probate, and a Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney, Sheriff McDermott will draw on his extensive expertise in both government and juvenile justice matters to help NSA advance critical policies and create practical solutions to the issues facing law enforcement and public safety nationwide.

In addition to his involvement in NSA, Sheriff McDermott holds the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy certification and has presented at several national conferences including the American Jail Association.

The National Sheriffs’ Association, founded in 1940, connects thousands of sheriffs, deputies, law enforcement and public safety officials to address today’s public safety issues though education, awareness and training.

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