The Sheriffs’ Western States Sheriffs’ Association are on the frontlines of combatting crime in their communities and are responsible for the safety and well-being of their citizens and have noticed an increase in counterfeit drug interdictions and incidences of counterfeit prescription opioid medications with often deadly results in our member states. The Sheriffs’ are concerned that counterfeit drugs, increasingly laced with fentanyl, are slipping into their member states through the Northern and Southern borders undetected at the ports of entry.
Western States Sheriffs’ Association stands to encourage the full and complete enforcement of the existing gun regulations ad to oppose any executive order or rule that further restricts the rights of law-abiding people to own, possess, keep, and use firearms.
Western States Sheriffs’ Association calls for a Court of appropriate jurisdiction to review the salient facts and determine an individual’s risk to public safety and that the individual has all due process rights as set forth in the U.S. Constitution.
WSSA RESOLUTION #2017-02 Adequate Funding for Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service Appropriations Budget
The Western States Sheriffs’ Association calls on Congress to increase resource management annual allocations to the Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service.
Western States Sheriffs’ Association calls on Congress to take immediate action to restore Secure Rural Schools (SRS) funding and continue to fully fund Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT).
The Western States Sheriffs’ Association members call on the United States Congress to defeat HR 3399 in the 114th Congress – 2016 and all subsequent bills of this nature.
The Western States Sheriffs’ Association members call on the United States Congress to repeal the portions of the Bipartisan Budget act of 2015 (P.L. 114-74) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-113) dealing with the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program, restoring funding to this program as it was prior to either act.
The Western States Sheriffs’ Association members call on all public land management agencies to enforce regulations and laws with equity for all users and when justified to seek legal consequences for violations and civil consequences for repairs and remediation necessary due to the violations.
Western States Sheriffs’ Association members call on Congress to make meaningful amendments to the Equal Access to Justice Act to allow Federal Natural Resource Management agencies freedom to do their duties in managing public lands, species and community health of the Western United States thereby creating a path to self-sustaining rural communities and a healthier and safer United States of America.