NSA Statement on Confirmation of New Secretary of Homeland Secretary

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) released the following statement in praise of the conformation of Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security.

“America’s Sheriffs are proud to have supported Mr. Mayorkas’s nomination from the beginning and look forward to working together to keep our communities safe,” said NSA President Dave Mahoney, Dane County, WI. “We applaud this confirmation and are ready to go to work with him.”

“He has committed his career and life to upholding and adhering to the rule of law, and our work with him from day one has been focused on this principle. He listened to, remembered our point of view, comfortably reacted, and took action that considered local law enforcement’s needs,” added NSA Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson.

About the National Sheriffs’ Association:
The National Sheriffs’ Association is one of the largest non-profit associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and with a total membership of approximately 14,000 individuals. NSA is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of law enforcement, public safety, and criminal justice. Throughout its eighty-one-year history, NSA has also served as an information resource for all law enforcement, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies.