The Alabama Sheriffs Association, a statewide organization that provides educational, legislative, and legal assistance to the 67 elected sheriffs in the state of Alabama, recently concluded its summer conference at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. The five-day conference included training and social activities and welcomed over 85 vendors from across the country.
“I’m proud to say our Annual Summer Training Conference is believed to be the largest vendor/participants attended event in the Alabama Sheriffs Association history,” said ASA Executive Director Jimmy Lambert. “We were able to complete several days of outstanding training and squeeze in a little time for food and fellowship. A special thanks to Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack for hosting the event in his county.”
According to Lambert, conference sessions were focused primarily on the following areas of law enforcement: school safety and education, and the dangerous activity of cartels at the United States-Mexico border—including the smuggling of fentanyl and human trafficking—and how the state of Alabama is impacted by it.
Speakers for the conference included Chief (Ret.) Tony Pustizzi, who served as Chief of Police in Coral Springs, Florida, during the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018; Sgt. Pamela Revels, President for The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Victor Avila, Retired Supervisory Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations at the Department of Homeland Security and author of Agent Under Fire, Sheriff Mark Lamb of the Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office who spoke on border issues in that region, and former University of Alabama and Dallas Cowboys running back Sherman Williams of the Palmer Williams Group.
“Alabama’s 67 sheriffs and its association are committed to protecting our children and security of our counties and its citizens,” Lambert said.
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