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Sheriff Tony Manu Completes the 122nd Session of National Sheriffs’ Institute Leadership Development Course

by | Jun 19, 2024 | Highlights, Newsroom, Sheriff Press Releases | 0 comments

Sheriff Tony Manu of the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office was among a select group of sheriffs from across the nation who were chosen to complete the 122nd session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute Leadership Development Course.

The course, held in Quantico, Virginia, from May 6-10, 2024, is a no-cost program provided by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA).

Sheriff Manu was nominated to join 28 other sheriffs from across the country for training on effective leadership within the Sheriff’s Office, the local criminal justice system, and their community. The NSI is the only executive leadership training program designed specifically for sheriffs to prepare them for all matters that impact the Office of Sheriff.

Some of the key takeaways Sheriff Manu gleaned from the training surrounded reinforcing the involvement of the administrative staff in the overall goals and direction of the Sheriff’s Office. Moving forward, Sheriff Manu wants to focus on developing great leaders of people by identifying personality traits within the office’s administrative staff and finding the best practices to relate to and utilize their traits for better communication. 

“It was great to connect with the other sheriffs from around the country and realize the challenges with Sheriff’s Offices are identical. It’s a good feeling to know the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office has been practicing some of the leadership practices being taught at this national institute and implementing some of the other key strategies learned,” Sheriff Manu said. “It was definitely worth the time commitment to ultimately better serve our deputies and the community.”

The NSI was first developed and presented in the early 1970s in response to a need by sheriffs to meet the evolving demands of the office. The NSI has gone through many iterations throughout its history. Since 1993, the NSI has been housed in the NIC Jails Division.

The NSI currently offers two courses of study: the NSI Leadership Development course, which prepares first-term sheriffs for success in office and strengthens the leadership skills of elected sheriffs, and the NSI Jail Administration course, which enhances sheriffs’ knowledge of their responsibilities in leading the operations of a correctional facility. 

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