Any certified group of Sheriff's employees is eligible for membership in NYSDA. We offer three levels of service - Associate, Basic and Full-service - designed to meet the needs of different organizations. Although we assist with collective bargaining and other labor related matters, we do not become the "bargaining agent" for member organizations. Organizations retain ownership of their organization, and NYSDA's participation is offered in an advisory capacity. Final decisions rest with the local association.
If you want to support NYSDA and its programs, you can become an individual member. Rates are $25 for Sheriffs' employees and $35 for others. Dues are based on calendar year and are not pro-rated. Individual members will receive a NYSDA membership card and two window decals, and may attend NYSDA events at the member rates.