About the United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association and Its Programs
The United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association (USDSA) is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization dedicated to the assistance and support of law enforcement, their families, and their communities through equipment, training, End of Watch donations, scholarships, cash grants, and citizen awareness programs.
National Officer Survival Training Program for Men and Women of Law Enforcement
USDSA offers a highly acclaimed national training program presented FREE of charge to officers across the United States.
Our programs, which have been referred to as “life changing” by attendees, are cutting edge in real world law enforcement training. USDSA’s nationally acclaimed training staff focuses on tactics and concepts which are easily learned and maintained and give officers the flexibility to deal with the countless challenging situations they encounter daily.
Equipment Donations to Underfunded Law Enforcement Agencies
USDSA donates much needed safety equipment to smaller, underfunded law enforcement entities at NO CHARGE to the department, including ballistic body armors, preliminary breath testers (PBTs), drug identification kits, emergency belt trauma kits, tactical flashlights, traffic safety vests, first aid kits, and other safety equipment.
Benefit to Families of Law Enforcement Officers Who Perish in the Line of Duty
As of January 1, 2018, our organization is proud to make a $1,000 cash donation to the beneficiary or memorial of any law enforcement officer in the United States who perishes in the line of duty.
USDSA Cash Grant for Law Enforcement
United States Deputy Sheriff's Association offers limited $5,000 cash grants to underfunded law enforcement agencies for beyond the scope of the Equipment Donation Program that can be used towards equipment such as firearms, tasers, body cameras, radios, vehicles, etc.
Higher Education Scholarships for the Dependent Children of Law Enforcement
United States Deputy Sheriff’s Association is pleased to offer a post-secondary education scholarship program for dependent children of current, full-time, commissioned United States law enforcement officers. We aim to continue the support of Law Enforcement and their families by helping the children of Law Enforcement with lowering the financial burden so that they may obtain a higher education.
Citizen Awareness Program to Encourage & Honor Law Enforcement
USDSA sends well over 100,000 thank you cards a year that we receive from citizens to law enforcement agencies across the U.S., fulfilling our mission to encourage the general public to support and honor our law enforcement and to give them the opportunity to recognize these officers and their sacrifices. These thank you card packages also include life-saving equipment, free of charge, to law enforcement agencies across America.