Sinema discussed keeping Arizona communities safe and secure with law enforcement officials
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema held a meeting with members of the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police – including Sinema’s brother, Sergeant Paul Sheldon – to discuss a host of issues including the importance of ensuring law enforcement officers have the resources and support necessary to do their jobs.
“Arizona police officers like my big brother Paul put their lives on the line to keep our families and loved ones safe – it’s important that they have the resources needed to be successful. I’m glad to have the opportunity to meet with them, hear their legislative priorities, and thank them for protecting and serving our communities,” said Sinema.
In December, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Sinema’s bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods program that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, prosecutors, community leaders, and partners to identify and address the most pressing crime problems in their communities. In the bipartisan federal appropriations legislation earlier that month, Sinema secured over $2.5 million for Arizona law enforcement.
Last month, during a bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to the Southwest border, Sinema led a bipartisan group of colleagues in celebrating and serving law enforcement officers at a law enforcement appreciation dinner on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police represents thousands of Arizona law enforcement professionals and was established as a voice for those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving Arizona communities.