Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal has been named President of the California State Sheriff’s Association. In a ceremony in San Diego today (Wednesday April 4th), Governor Jerry Brown will swear in the new president and board. Long time friend and Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says he is very proud of his friend Keith Royal.
“The guy is just a leader, he is a diplomat, and that’s what we need. These are really hard times, obviously, in public safety, there is a tremendous shift going on; seismic shifts within our state and we really need people that are dedicated to protecting the people and Keith is just the right guy for it. We’re very excited about it.”
The California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA) is a nonprofit professional organization comprised of the 58 sheriffs throughout the state. The association was formed in 1894. It was formed for the purpose of sharing information and providing assistance to sheriffs and departmental personnel, thus enabling them to improve the delivery of law enforcement services to the citizens of this State.
As the sheriffs are constitutionally elected officials, the California legislature regulates their duties and responsibilities. CSSA functions as a legislative watchdog for the county sheriff and sheriff’s personnel as well as for citizens on professional and law enforcement issues.