“We can’t ignore where the Sheriff came from, where this power has come from and that we as deputies and peace officers who have all sworn the same oath and that we stand united in making sure that the people in our counties have individual liberty. I don’t think there is anything in our jobs that we won’t view differently, and I’m talking about even writing tickets or doing checkpoints,  roadblocks and anything else that we do in law enforcement. It will all change once we start looking at it through the prism of the Constitution. It is our foundation, my friends. I’ve never built anything in my life, I don’t know how to build a room or a building or a cardboard box but I know this, that if you destroy the foundation, the rest of the building falls.”

-Sheriff Richard Mack

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Who Is The CSPOA?

“We will take America back, Sheriff by Sheriff, County by County, State by State.” -Sheriff Richard Mack

This statement is the driving force and mission behind CSPOA. Sheriffs and Peace Officers are the last line of defense standing between the overreaching Federal Government and your Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Across the nation, we are all witnesses to the Federal Government’s blatant intrusions. We must draw a firm line in the sand which will not be crossed.

CSPOA will not back away from that line, it is our duty to preserve individual Liberty at all costs and we are not intimidated by the powers that be. Sheriffs and Officers who follow the Constitution line by line possess the power to shield against the Federal assault on American Citizens rights. OUR protection from THEM is our responsibility and mission.


CSPOA assembles Sheriffs, Peace Officers and Citizens who understand the grave implications of our eroding Constitutional protections. Whether it’s an illegal checkpoint violating the 4th Amendment, 2nd Amendment intrusions affecting your defense of your home or family, or ANY other infringement of your freedom, CSPOA is on the front line defending your rights and Liberty.



As a CITIZEN, your support is VITAL. Sheriffs and Officers cannot stand alone in this fight. We must show the Federal Government that David is mightier than Goliath. Much of the strength and accomplishments of this organization come from CITIZENS standing firmly alongside those in uniform. CSPOA is grateful for and empowered by YOUR support. Through memberships and numbers, we show that your RIGHTS we never meant to be infringed.


CSPOA has a national network of Officers at every level and we respect your confidential support. The fact that we must guard our Officer’s identity speaks volumes to what we are up against. YOU have the power, as the last guard of Citizens rights, to uphold the oath you took without fear of being “outed” as a supporter of the Constitution. Become a member of CSPOA, stand strong for our Founder’s intentions and show that those who fought for our Liberty did so not in vain. Now is the time to band together for Constitutional rights, YOUR support is needed on the front line TODAY.

  • Convention and travel expenses for sheriffs and peace officers
  • Maintaining a system to educate sheriffs and peace officers nationwide on the authority and responsibilities of their offices”
  • To equip sheriffs, peace officers and public officials with the necessary information and public support to carry out their duties in accordance with their Oaths of Office.
  • Our leadership team receives no salaries; however, their CSPOA expenses are covered.

“The CSPOA is a committed group of freedom-loving Americans supporting the office of Sheriff, thereby, enabling us to go about the work of serving our communities and standing by our oaths.”

Sheriff David A Clarke, Jr. Milwaukee County, WI

“The CSPOA embodies the peaceful, founding ideas of America and represents the American Sheriff and his true duties within that philosophy. Teaching, training and supporting the true role of law that defines the Sheriffs and Peace Officers as Americans under God for the Holy Cause of Liberty. I am proud to be a member.”

Sheriff Jeff Christopher Sussex County, DE

“CSPOA is an organization, which unites the voices of its members for “All” to hear and bear witness as they “Stand” in front of and beside American Citizens, Local Officials and other Law Enforcement personnel whose whispers of “Freedom” can not be heard  but through the united strength of the CSPOA.”

Sheriff Pamela L. Ellliott Edwards County, TX

Founders of the Constitutional Sheriff Movement

CSPOA created the “constitutional sheriff” movement all across the country. In a large majority of sheriff races there is at least one candidate running as a constitutional sheriff or voters asking the candidates if they are one. We have changed the political landscape of this country regarding the office of sheriff. 

500 Sheriffs Stand With Second Amendment

Enlisted 500 sheriffs to stand with CSPOA in defense of the Second Amendment. 

300 Sheriffs Constitutionally Trained

CSPOA has trained 300 Sheriffs on the Constitution and the oath of office. Each and every one of these Sheriffs now has a full understanding of the Constitution and the rights it provides to American citizens.

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County Sheriff slams BLM and Understands Oregon Protestors

(By Rick Dalton 17 January 2016) In a forceful rebuke of federal criminal activity against the Hammond Family of Burns, Oregon, Milwauke County, Wisconsin Sheriff Davie A. Clarke Jr., in a podcdast a week ago, talked about civil disobedience being sometimes necessary to correct the path of abusive federal agencies. Clarke’s show, which can be found on Stitcher.com, was devoted entirely to the Oregon standoff between citizens and the BLM.  Armed protestors have peacefully taken over a vacant  federal building outside the town of Burns, in order to draw attention to the plight of the Hammonds. You can liten to the episode by clicking HERE. Sheriff Clarke was the Sheriff of the Year at CSPOA for 2013, and has been in demand on national news outlets to share his conservative, no-nonsense brand of law enforcement ideas, which include suggesting his constitutents purchase and train with firearms so they can defend themselves from attacks. The standoff in Oregon is in its second week, and the federal building where the armed protestors are squatting has been basically quiet, even though there are swat teams, military special operators, and FBI undercover agents posing as militia, all in the area.  The goal of the occupation of the wildlife refuge headquarters is to force the BLM to return the land to the people who need it to make a living.  Another goal is to secure the release of a ranching father and son who have been sent to prison for a second time for the same offenses for which they were originally convicted. Sheriff Clarke outlines the history of the dispute over rural land...

States are pushing back against federal anti-gun acts

(Posted by Rick Dalton 16 January 2016) In the wake of Obama’s outside-the-Constitution plans to gut the RTKBA, states are exercising the advice of some of the Founders and enacting nullification bills. This video, from the Tenth Amendment Center, outlines several of the state level barriers being erected against federl encroachment.  Watch it below. In other 2nd Amendment news, Arizona’s law allowing concealed carry without a permit went into effect last week....

Florida CSPOA honors Sheriff Wayne Ivey

(By Kevin Blake, Florida CSPOA Director, 13 January 2015) Another month has passed us by and we find ourselves in a New Year. From all of us at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association we want to wish all Sheriffs, Peace Officers, Public Servants and Citizens a prosperous New Year. We must remember the monumental accomplishments of not only the CSPOA but others who have had a stake in defending freedom throughout our great Republic. One of the blessings we have here in the United States is the office of the Sheriff and we do recognize that not all sheriffs are created equal. But, more and more we find ourselves counting these blessings as more sheriffs stand to be counted. This should be a joyful moment for all of us as we witness these “Davids” stand up to Goliath, and through their actions, classify themselves as servants of the people and defenders of the Constitution. With that being said, we turn our attention to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey. In a video posted earlier this month to the agency’s Facebook page, Sheriff Ivey said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” Sheriff Ivey continues, “Like each of you, I’ve had enough of terrorists and others who decide they want to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their 15 minutes of fame. Now, more than ever before, is the time for law enforcement and citizens to be fully prepared for an attack or an active shooter scenario with the right tools to...

Citizens Rally to Oregon to support the Hammond family

(Posted by Rick Dalton, 3 January 2015)  A ranching family in Burns, Oregon has suffered at the hands of federal bureaucrats for years, and on Saturday, January 2nd, hundreds of American citizens rallied in Burns in support of the family, and against the terrible treatment they have received by federal agents. The incident stems from an overzealous prosecution by federal agents because of a backfire set on their own property by the Hammonds, to stop a lightening-cause fire from destroying their cattle grazing land. The fire got out of control, and burned some “federal” land. The Hammonds were prosecuted as terrorists, and have received a cruel and unusual sentence.  CSPOA President, Sheriff Richard Mack (Ret.), was among four CSPOA leaders who were present at the peaceful rally.  It was a wonderful experience, according to all.  After the rally, some people took it upon themselves to drive out of town and take over an unoccupied federal building, without the knowledge or support of CSPOA.  Here is Sheriff Mack’s firsthand report of the events of yesterday. CSPOA Final Hammond Press Release Date: January 3, 2016 Submitted by: Sheriff Richard Mack On January 2, 2016, four of us representing the CSPOA attended the rally in Burns, OR on behalf of the Hammond family. It was an extremely frigid day and being outside was not fun or the least bit comfortable. But the cause we were there to support was worth enduring the inclement weather, so we persevered. We met at the Safeway parking lot and after a few instructions about where we would be heading, we all started the march. The crowd...

New budget continues funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as the program bringing immigrants from terrorist-supporting nations.

(By Rick Dalton, 19 December 2015) Despite the warnings from top national security Homeland Security advisors, a bill, just passed by the House and Senate this past week, and sent to Obama’s desk, would continue funding for our refugee resettltment program, which brings in immigrants from thirty nations that are known to sponsor or shelter terrorists.  It also increases spending and the national debt, and fully funds Planned Parenthood. With the ever-present danger of terrorist attacks in the US, like the one recently in San Bernadino,Califormia, ISIS and Al Quaeda have both announced that they will infiltrate the refugee flow from these nations with jihadis, who will kill innocent Americans. Many have called for a pause in immigration from this area of the world.  Ted Cruz offered an amendment to the bill to cut funding for the refugee program, but only 10 members of the senate voted for it, including Cruz and Rand Paul.  Marco Rubio voted against the amendment. Planned Parenthood is reeling from public exposure of its marketing of baby body parts for profit. To find out how your congressperson voted on the big bill, go HERE for the house vote, and for the senate vote,...

Florida CSPOA Announces Public Official of the Month for November

(by Kevin J. Blake, CSPOA FL State Director, 12 December 2015) Florida has great weather, and some great peace officers and public officials as well. The CSPOA of Florida is proud to introduce you to our Public Official of the Month for November. Walton County, FL, Sheriff Mike Adkinson borrowed an idea from Sheriff McKeithen over in Bay County. That idea is to put “In God We Trust” bumper stickers on all of the patrol cars. This decision was not about religion, the decision was about principles! All who know us know we are all about standing on principle,; the principals of freedom, the principals of the Constitution and the principals set forth in the law. “The community as a whole has just been tremendously engaged in reaching out” said Sheriff Adkinson. “But it’s our staff that has come forward and said, ‘sheriff this is what we’re about.’” Many of the citizens have been supportive also. Others, such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, did not like the idea. They sent a letter to the sheriff expressing that the bumper stickers will hinder deputies from performing their jobs and will lead deputies to change the level of service they provide based on personal principals.  Sheriff Atkinson reminds us that “In God We Trust” is the Motto of the State of Florida and of the United States. Perhaps we need to remember the words of the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which reminds peace officers Who is watching over them, and what principles they must uphold. Here are some excerpts, straight from the P.O.S.T (Peace Officer Standards and Training) manual:...

Florida Sheriff puts controversial message on every patrol car.

(by Rick Dalton 5 December 2015) Walton County, Florida Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr. is in the process of placing a bumper sticker on all the patrol vehicles of his agency. The messsage, is “In God We Trust”. Even though he has received some flak, and some talk of a lawsuit, he stands his ground, reminding citizens that this is the motto of the Stateof Florida, and the Motto of the nation.  Th Full news story can be found HERE Not everyone agrees. According to a letter sent to Adkinson by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the bumper stickers could hinder a deputy’s ability to fulfill their duties and provide a different level of service based on personal principles. “I found that to be patently offensive,” said Adkinson. “Much more offensive than placing the state motto on our car.” Anyone who disagrees, says the Sheriff, has “two options. You can get a court order or, two, you can get a new sheriff,” said Adkinson. “But I assure you, it’s not something I’m prepared to compromise on. It’s not going away.” Marianna kicks off Christmas season with parade More From our Partners Hillary Clinton is taking on the NRA. Say you’re with Her. (Paid for Hillary Victory Fund, hillaryclinton.com/go) 10 Cool Cars You’d Never Believe Cost under $18,000 (Kelley Blue Book) This new fuel will kill Big Oil (Money Morning) San Francisco police shoot man to death (Washington Post Video) More From This Site Shark feeding frenzy in Inlet Beach caught on video Former Bay County Commissioner passes away after battle with cancer What Ever Happened to the Treasure Ship? Panama...

Wise leaders advise citizens to shoot back

(by Rick Dalton, 4 December 2015) In the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack in California this week, and despite Obama’s call to restrict the use of firearms in America, law enforcement leaders are calling on their citizens to arm and fight back, being ready to stop active shooters before the police arrive.  Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., of Milwaukee County WI, has been a longtime supporter of citizen self-protection. Sheriffs Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona, Paul J. Van Blarcum of Ulster County, New York, as well as the chief of police in Detroit, James Craig,  are encouraging citizens to exercise their right to defend themselves. There were cries of “how will the cops know the good guys from the bad guys?”, if there are armed  citizens on scene when police arrive. “This is the standard response of many police executives when testifying on legislative measures to allow guns on college campuses, and faculty possession on high school campuses, according to Rick Dalton, CSPOA legislative liaison.   Well, as we know from previous events, when armed citizens are on the scene from the start, the bad guys are often dead or fled before the cavalry gets there, and the good guys have holstered their weapons. If not, police and citizens will have to work out a protocol. “It’s not a reason to prohibit Americans from protecting themselves just because the police might not be able to tell the difference”, said Sam Bushman, CSPOA VP for Operations. It’s a whole lot more desirable than just having people lay down and...

CSPOA opposes ban on personal body armor

( By Rick Dalton, 29 November 2015) The latest efforts to attack personal defense as a natural birthright comes from distinguished Congressional representatives Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and takes aim not at your ability to possess a firearm, but rather, to protect yourself from criminals who own them. HR 378, dubbed the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act, would make it illegal for civilians to own “enhanced body armor” such as helmets, shields or armor plates that meet or exceed Type III protection. The bill would exempt law enforcement officers and other government officials. The new law would still allow Americans to own Type I and Type II protection, which are designed to stop calibers ranging from .22 caliber to .357 Magnum respectively. Type III body armor is designed to stop higher velocity hand gun rounds like a high-velocity 9mm or .44 magnum and rifle rounds like the AK-47′s 7.62x39mm. Type IV, often reserved for special law enforcement response teams, is capable of stopping even armor piercing rifle rounds. CSPOA is strongly opposed to this bill for the same reasons we defend the 2nd amendment. We urge all members and friends to call their representatives and tell them to oppose this bill. The text of the bill is at the link below....

Florida CSPOA announces Public Official of the Month

Kevin Blake, Florida Director for CSPOA, announced that Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County, Florida, is the  Florida CSPOA Public Official of the month for October 2015. According to Kevin, The October 2015 Florida Public Official of the month is Sheriff Gordon Smith of Bradford County for his stance on the right to keep and bear arms. Congratulations sir and to all of the Florida Public Officials standing up, keep up the good work gentlemen. After speaking with Sheriff Smith, he has revealed himself as a staunch constitutionalist; Sheriff Smith not only performs his service to the people of Bradford County in a Constitutional manner but he holds the founding documents of this Nation as a core value in his everyday life in and out of uniform. Sheriff Smith also supports the mission of the CSPOA and is a strong advocate for the Second Amendment. Sheriff Smith, once again great job from all of us here at the CSPOA and keep up the great work. Here, in his own words, is Sheriff Smith’s strong defense of the right to self defense.   A detailedreport from Florida on CSPOA activities will be forthcoming in our monthly newsletter.  If you are not a subscriber, to to the national website and join, at...

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