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Annual Conference

Each year, NCMA hosts a training conference in one of our member states. This conference is a great place to meet your colleagues from around the nation and network, as well as learn from each other through our dynamic training classes.

Our annual business meeting also takes place at the conference and the Board Elections are held at that time.

2024 annual training conference
September 16 to September 19 | Edgewater Hotel & Convention Center
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!

Hotel Information

Edgewater Hotel and Convention Center
402 River Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4151

This year you will need to call the hotel, (865) 436-4151, and use the group code, NCMA, to book your room. The hotel does not have online booking for our group rate. You may look at the hotel and amenities the hotel offers. Click here to see the hotel offerings.

Thank you!
To all of our vendors, sponsors, attendees, and everyone who lent a helping hand making our conference happen!

Vendor Registration

The Vendor Registration form is Available Here

Gain access to Constables and Marshals from around the nation at our conference. Register as a vendor and spread your company’s footprint now.

Thank you!

2024 Conference Registration

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Conference Schedule

Tentative Schedule - NCMA reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or change the training/schedule should unforeseen circumstance occur.

10:00 AM Board Meeting
Set-up and Registration
8:00 PM Hospitality Suite
7:00 to 8:30 Breakfast
8:00 Working Group Meetings
9:15 Conference Opening
10:00 to 12:00 Start Your Own Scholarship Program Panel Discussion (2 Hours)
Moderator: Constable Council Nedd
Panel: Marshal Calvin Cooks, Constable Christopher Bates, Constable Georgia Estrada
Noon Lunch
1:00 to 5:00 Human Trafficking (4 Hours)
Captain Randy Kaiser, Texas DPS
5:30 to 8:00 President’s Reception at Visitors Center
8:30 Hospitality Suite
8:30Excited Delirium (4 Hours)
Deputy Bobby Brown
1:30Door Prizes
1:30Community Engagement (2 Hours)
Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden & Lieutenant Jim Slack
3:30Building a Great Office (2 Hours)
Marshal Reggie Thomas
5:30Dinner on Your Own
8:00Hospitality Suite
9:00Less Lethal Encounters – Lessons Learned (2 Hours)
Mr. Wayne Moody
1:15First Aid Responder (4 Hours)
Sergeant Robert “Bucky’ Buchannan
6:00 to 8:00Boating Excursion
9:00Hospitality Suite
9:00General Membership Meeting
NoonLunch on Your Own
1:00 to 5:00Networking Practicum (4 Hours)
Constable Council Nedd, PhD
7:00Awards Banquet
10:00Hospitality Suite
10:00 amBoard Meeting

Sponsorships available for the 2024 NCMA Conference

2023 Conference

NCMA Conference Sponsors

Additional 2024 Sponsors:

Nakai’s Indian Trade Center
357 Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-2329

Constable Phyllis Romo
Navajo County, Precinct 1

Constable Lambert Boissiere, Jr.
First City Court New Orleans

Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT)
at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

2024 Conference Awards

Nominations for Awards

Constable/Marshal and Deputy

2022 Award recipients

Constable/Marshal of the Year 2022-2023

Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden

Montgomery County, Texas

Deputy of the Year 2022-2023

Tyler Freudensprung

Brazoria County, Texas

2023 conference awards

Nominations for Awards

Constable/Marshal of the Year, Deputy Constable/Marshal of the Year, and Outstanding Service Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony During the 2023 Conference. All nominations and nominators must be a paid member of the NCMA. The nominations are for the Calendar Year of 2022.

Mental Health

The One Mind Campagin

August 2017, NCMA partnered with the International Association Chiefs of Police in the One Mind Campaign.

The One Mind Campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. To join the campaign, law enforcement agencies must commit to implementing four promising practices over a 12-36 month time frame.

​The IACP recognizes that implementation strategies will vary across agencies. Local discretion should be utilized regarding any associated funding and/or training costs.

Four Promising Practices:

  • Establish a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with one or more community mental health organization(s)
  • Develop and implement a model policy addressing police response to persons affected by mental illness
  • Train and certify 100 percent of your agency’s sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers) in Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety (MHFA). (This campaign is a local initiative, agencies may identify and engage in mental health awareness training programs comparable to MHFA to satisfy the campaign requirement, (consult MHFA for more information)
  • Provide Crisis Intervention Team training to a minimum of 20 percent of your agency’s sworn officers (and selected non-sworn staff, such as dispatchers). (For more information consult CIT International (1.888.738.CITI) or the BJA Police Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit).

Columbian Southern University

In 2019, the NCMA became a Learning Partner with Columbia Southern University. The partnership is designed to assist the NCMA members in achieving their educational goals in career appropriate disciplines. As a NCMA member, you receive 10% discount on and waiver of the application fee. This benefit also extends to spouses and children of the NCMA members. Textbooks are provided at no cost. Columbia Southern University offers exclusive scholarship opportunities to the NCMA members, and there is a complimentary evaluation of previously earned educational credits and training/professional certifications for consideration of transfer credits. You will have complimentary access to Columbia Southern University’s writing and math specialist through the Student Success Center.

For additional information on benefits offered with this Learning Partnership with Columbia Southern University, please visit: