Sheriffs Applaud DOJ Directive on Asset Forfeiture
Alexandria, VA -- National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) President Sheriff Harold Eavenson, Rockwall County, TX released the following statement today regarding the Justice Department’s new directive on asset forfeiture. “Next to putting cartel leaders in the penitentiary, asset forfeiture is the strongest tool law enforcement has to hurt the drug cartels and assist law enforcement in the fight against illegal drugs. Minimizing the ability to utilize this tool properly will only make the fight against the cartels more difficult for law enforcement and prosecutors.” “In these tough economic times with shrinking budgets, this process not only brings life-saving equipment and resources to law enforcement but also saves the American taxpayer money in the process.” 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.