NSA Leadership Join President Trump for Bill Signing Ceremony

Friday, June 2, 2017

Alexandria, VA – The National Sheriffs’ Association’s (NSA) leadership was honored to meet with President Donald Trump this afternoon at the White House. Sheriffs from around the country participated in a signing ceremony with President Trump and other law enforcement leaders.

President Trump signed the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017 and the Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act of 2017 in the White House Diplomatic Reception Room.

The American Law Enforcement Heroes Act authorizes law enforcement grantees of the Justice Department's community policing COPS program to use funds to hire veterans. The Public Safety Officers Benefits Improvement Act works to decrease the waiting time before family members of public safety officers killed in the line duty receive survivor benefits.

“The legislation signed today is another important step to fulfilling President Trump’s commitment to support law enforcement, assist veterans striving to our join our profession and speed up the slow process of providing needed benefits to families of fallen deputies and officers,” NSA President and Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish, La., said. “This administration is dedicated to listening to our ideas, hearing our concerns and is acting swiftly to help law enforcement protect our citizens and make our communities safer.” 

Leadership participating:

Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish, LA, NSA President

Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, Chester County, PA

Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood County, OH

Sheriff Vern Stanforth, Fayette County, OH

Sheriff Paul Laney, Cass County, ND

Sheriff Craig Webre, Lafourche Parish, LA

NSA Deputy Executive Director John Thompson

From left: NSA President Sheriff Greg Champagne, Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Sheriff Paul Laney, NSA Deputy Executive Director John Thompson, Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh, Sheriff Vern Stanforth, and Sheriff Craig Webre.

About NSA

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-six year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.