TUCSON – Congresswoman Martha McSally today won the endorsement of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Arizona (CLEAA), an organization representing over 2,000 law enforcement officers in Tucson that include officers with the Tucson Police Department, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the Pima County Jail, and Pima County Probation Officers.
“Public safety is our top priority,” said Jason Winsky, CLEAA Board Chairman and a Sergeant with the Tucson Police Department. “We believe in Congresswoman McSally’s commitment to protecting our communities and that she will continue the fight for Southern Arizona. Her support for public safety officers and her willingness to listen to our concerns is deeply appreciated.”
Congresswoman McSally has worked hard to hear from members of Southern Arizona law enforcement and advocate for their priorities. She has participated in ride-alongs with the Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sherriff’s Department, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, and Border Patrol officers.
She also has introduced bipartisan legislation, the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act, that, among other actions, improves how mental health defendants are treated in the judicial system and expands funding for local law enforcement to respond to mental health crises. The bill is supported by the National Association of Police Organizations, American Jail Association, American Correctional Association, and National Sheriffs’ Association.