NSA Attends White House Ceremony and Praises President Trump for Action on Opioid Crisis
National Sheriffs’ Association President Harold Eavenson and Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson issued the following statement after participating in the opioid crisis event at The White House today.
“Kudos to President Trump for stepping up to the rapidly-rising problem on a rampage in our communities across the county.”
“Bringing together all the different government entities and partners to address this crisis is the right approach because this cannot be just a law enforcement solution; we need an all of the above strategy.”
“That is why Sheriffs have been and will continue to bring people together in their communities and states to address this epidemic, and come up with proper solutions.”
Sheriffs have been working actively to find solutions in communities across the nation since November 2015 – so far saving more than 120 lives.
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-seven 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.