May 4, 2022
Re: Arizona Sheriffs Support American Governor’s Border Strike Force
Dear Governor Ducey:
On behalf of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association, we write to applaud the creation of the 26-state American Governor’s Border Strike Force. As Arizona’s elected law enforcement leaders across the state, we continue to see the border situation deteriorate and it is having real impacts on all of our communities.
The American Governor’s Border Strike Force can hopefully generate the leverage needed to target the cartels both operationally and financially by increasing collaboration amongst all levels of government, improving intelligence gathering, investing in analysis, targeting human smugglers, and stopping the flow of illicit drugs into communities all across the nation.
The border crisis is a clear national security concern, humanitarian crisis, public health crisis, and it’s fueling the drug epidemic in every state. Thank you for your leadership in bringing 26 states to the table to address this nationwide issue and working collaboratively with local law enforcement to secure our southern border.
We stand ready to enforce the rule of law in Arizona and remain committed to protecting our counties, state, and nation.
Mark Dannels Mark Lamb
President Arizona Sheriff’s Association Vice-President Arizona Sheriff’s Association
Cochise County Sheriff Pinal County Sheriff