Aftermath Visits the 2018 National Sheriffs’ Association Conference
This week, Aftermath representatives attended the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The event was hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), an organization which boasts over 20,000 members including sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, police, and other law enforcement professionals.
The well-attended conference featured seminars & workshops covering all aspects of law enforcement, as well as a wide array of exhibitors. On hand to speak with attendees were Rodney Tower, Senior Managers of Law Enforcement Relations for Aftermath, and Stephen Brown, Aftermath’s National Director of Business Development. They addressed sheriffs and other LE professionals on the subject of biohazard cleanup and shared best practices on providing information on crime scene cleanup to grieving families in need of services.
The NSA Conference
Aftermath was the only biohazard cleanup company in attendance at the conference, but the community reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Those that visited the exhibit hall were genuinely interested in learning more about all of the vendors and how they could benefit their offices and the cities and counties they serve. Stephen relates: “We had several interactions with attendees that did not know much about us and our services. The sheriffs spoke about situations where they felt cleanup could have been beneficial, then we discussed ways that Aftermath could serve as a resource to families in similar circumstances.”
Aftermath was fortunate to have a fantastic booth location, which allowed Rodney and Stephen to speak to a large number of NSA members. “Conference organizers all stopped by to thank us for attending, and the members made sure that we felt welcomed,” said Stephen. Attendees asked questions regarding office locations and service areas. Being able to respond nationwide through strategically positioned locations gives Aftermath great reach and recognition. Many requested additional information so that they could share it with their teams.
Also at the booth, Aftermath gave away a 511 Tactical bag with a PPE kit; the winner was Lieutenant Joey Meyers of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Aftermath Cares About Law Enforcement
The summer convention season is a busy time of year for service providers. Following an event, there are a lot of follow up activities that take place. Many attendees requested additional materials that will help make it easier for them to have our number handy in case they need to provide it to families. It’s also a great time to begin planning for the future. We are already looking forward to the 2019 NSA conference, to be held in Louisville, KY.
If you are a member of Law Enforcement and couldn’t make it to New Orleans but would like to request additional information or marketing materials for your department, fill out our online request form.
And don’t forget! Nominations for this year’s Why We Serve service grant are going on now through July 9th. Visit our website to learn more about how you or another officer could earn a grant for a community or charitable organization you support.