Last week in Phoenix, Arizona, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West was elected to the office of Secretary of the National Sheriff’s Association.  

West who began his second term in office as Canadian County Sheriff in January of this year was elected to the NSA “Board of Directors" in June of 2019, and had served in that capacity for the past two years.  West decided to run for the Executive Committee earlier this year, and announced his intention to the NSA, submitting his notice to seek the office of Secretary. 

West ran unopposed for the office and was sworn in as NSA Secretary by NSA President Vernon Stanforth of Fayette County, Ohio on Thursday, June 24th.

“It’s an honor to have been able to swear Sheriff West into this very important leadership role with the National Sheriffs Association.  His citizens should be very proud that their sheriff is serving not only their county, but sheriffs and their constituents from all across the country,” said NSA President Vernon Stanforth.

The National Sheriffs’ Association is one of the largest non-profit associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and with a total membership of approximately 14,000 individuals.  NSA is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice.

“This is a huge honor, and I’m very humbled at the opportunity.  I look forward to working with Sheriff Stanforth and other members of the NSA Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as other law enforcement professionals, agencies and associations across this great country to be a voice for our communities on public safety and law enforcement issues impacting every citizen of this country,” said Canadian County Sheriff Chris West.

West also serves as the First Vice President of the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association (OSA), and will become President of the OSA in October of this year.


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Sheriff Chris West

Canadian County, Oklahoma