In keeping with campaign promises, yesterday President Trump signed a number of Executive Orders aimed at curbing the uptick in violence against law enforcement, reducing rising crime rates, and enforcing federal law to thwart transnational criminal organizations.
In response, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura issued the following statement:
"FLEOA fully supports these initiatives and welcomes the opportunity to participate in their implementation. We are grateful that the President is prioritizing these much needed actions in the first weeks of his presidency. The issuance of these crucial orders coupled with the successful confirmation of Attorney General Sessions sends a clear signal that there is a new sheriff in town.
"Violence against law enforcement officers is an intolerable act that is becoming a too frequent occurrence. These executive actions are not only welcome, but essential at a time when fatal ambushes on police officers, drug trafficking and violence in major cities are increasing.
"Additionally, the plague on society fostered by drug and human trafficking conducted by transnational criminal organizations has been the topic of discussions between FLEOA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly, and we are pleased that he has recognized this as a priority.
"FLEOA wholeheartedly applauds the release of these executive orders and welcomes the President, Attorney General Sessions and DHS Secretary Kelly to our law enforcement family."
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (www.fleoa.org) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 agencies.