Conferences

Mark Your Calendar

25th Annual Sheriffs Administration and Management Seminar (SAMS) will be held January 28th – 30th, 2019 at the Ramada Convention Center, 420 SE 6th St., Topeka, KS  66607.

To reserve your room at the Ramada Inn please call 785-234-5400 and ask for the SAMS room block. Rooms will be $89 per night, plus tax, and include breakfast every morning.

Attendee online registration is now live and can be accessed at SAMS Attendee Registration.

Click here to download the Conference flyer.


Kansas Jail Training Academy Registration

Sheriffs, jail administrators, and friends,

We are excited to announce registration is officially open for the Kansas Jail Training Academy (KJTA). In efforts to support the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in its charge to provide quality legal-based jail training to its members, we have put together an extensive five day curriculum filled specifically for detention officers. Using NIJO trained instructors, we have collaborated with the Kansas Jail Association to ensure the primary topics needed for line level staff are thoroughly addressed, including complete testing on the material covered so that administrations have documentation of the attendee’s comprehension to these critical subjects. Price includes all lodging and meals for the duration of the academy.

KJTA Registration Page: http://jailtraining.org/kjta/

Space is very limited so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.  If your agency is sending more than 5 attendees at once, please contact NIJO directly and we can assist with bulk registrations.    

We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to work with you and train your detention staff.  The challenges most jails face being short staffed and dealing with turnover cannot be overstated, which further emphasizes the necessity of investing in our #1 resource in the jails & our staff.  Thank you for supporting those that work in your jails by sending them to this training.


The Kansas Sheriffs' Association 2018 Fall Training Conference will be held this year on November 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018 at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas. Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 will be the vendor exhibit day for the Conference.

Vendor Registration is now open. This Conference will fill up fast as we only have 115 available vendor booths at this location compared to having a record number of 145 vendors at our last years event location SO DON’T DELAY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

Fall Conference Informational Flyer

Vendor Information Letter

Vendor Shipping Information

Vendor registration is closed - the Exhibit Hall is full.

Online attendee registration is closed, but on-site attendee registration will be available during the conference.


Our Host Hotel, The Hampton Inn, is already full for the event but below is a list of overflow Hotels in Dodge City within close proximity to the Arena.

HOTEL RATE PHONE NUMBER DISTANCE TIME
TownePlace Suites by Marriott $93 (620) 371-7171 1.6 miles 2 min
Comfort Suites $89 (620) 801-4500 1.7 miles 3 min
Dodge House $59 (620) 225-9900 2.0 miles 3 min
La Quinta $95 (620) 225-7373 2.1 miles 3 min
Stay Suites of America $55 (620) 227-5000 2.2 miles 3 min
Super 8 $59 (620) 225-3924 2.6 miles 4 min
Best Western North Edge $93 (620) 371-6441 2.7 miles 5 min
Travelodge $45 (620) 227-2125 2.8 miles 5 min
Best Western PLUS $83 (620) 225-7378 2.9 miles 5 min
Boot Hill Bed & Breakfast $93 (620) 225-0111 3.4 miles 9 min
Holiday Inn Express $93 (620) 225-1000 3.7 miles