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.
2023 annual training conference
August 28 to August 31 | Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi
Thank you to our Mississippi Delegation for hosting this year's conference!
Golden Nugget Biloxi
151 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
To all of our vendors, sponsors, attendees, and everyone who lent a helping hand making our confernce happen!
2024 Conference Registration
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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|
|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
|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||Excited Delirium (4 Hours) |
Deputy Bobby Brown
|1:30||Community Engagement (2 Hours) |
Constable Kenneth “Rowdy” Hayden & Lieutenant Jim Slack
|3:30||Building a Great Office (2 Hours) |
Marshal Reggie Thomas
|5:30||Dinner on Your Own|
|9:00||Less Lethal Encounters – Lessons Learned (2 Hours)|
Mr. Wayne Moody
|1:15||First Aid Responder (4 Hours)|
Sergeant Robert “Bucky’ Buchannan
|6:00 to 8:00||Boating Excursion|
|9:00||General Membership Meeting|
|Noon||Lunch on Your Own|
|1:00 to 5:00||Networking Practicum (4 Hours)|
Constable Council Nedd, PhD
|10:00 am||Board Meeting|
Sponsorships available for the 2023 NCMA Conference
NCMA Conference Sponsors
Additional 2023 Sponsors:
Nakai’s Indian Trade Center
357 Navajo Blvd.
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Constable Phyllis Romo
Navajo County, Precinct 1
Constable Lambert Boissiere, Jr.
First City Court New Orleans
NCMA New Jersey State Director
Nominations for Awards
2022 Award recipients
Kenneth "Rowdy" Hayden
Montgomery County, Texas
Brazoria County, Texas
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.
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: