Ellis Attends Conference; Meets Chuck Norris

SHERIFF’S CONFERENCE -- Chuck Norris & Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis at the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas 138th Annual Training Conference.

Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis recently attended the Sheriff?s Association of Texas 138th Annual Training Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort Convention Center in Grapevine July 23-26, 2016. Also attending were Leon County Deputies Jerry Nichols and Robert Rhyne. Over 1,500 were in attendance.

Mr. Chuck Norris shared KICKSTART KIDS acts as an ally for law enforcement by using nationally approved best-practice strategies to help young people resist negative peer pressure, avoid self-destructive behaviors, and make responsible decisions.

The first Sheriff?s Association of Texas Conference was held in 1878. Held annually in various cities across the state, this event allows Sheriffs, Deputies, Federal, State, and City Law Enforcement Officers to network and discuss different issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics including: Motorcycle Gangs Vs. Motorcycle Clubs, Civil Processes, Mass Murder & Domestic Terrorism, The Future of Biometrics, Robbery Prevention, State Agency Updates, How To Be Resilient in Law Enforcement In These Challenging Times, Court Security In The New Millennium, Texas Public Safety Broadband Program, Border Initiatives, and Securing Our Communities.

The Sheriffs? Association of Texas (SAT) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. Through the support of their members, SAT provides Training, legal/technical information, and other critical resources to Peace Officers in Texas. SAT also offers college scholarships to Peace Officers and their children who wish to continue their education. In addition, they honor Fallen Officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial. For further information on the Sheriffs? Association of Texas and how to join as an associate member, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call (512) 445-5888.