Saratoga, New York – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today hosted a virtual roundtable with law enforcement representatives from the North Country and across New York to provide a legislative update and hear from these law enforcement leaders on working together to support law enforcement and keep our communities safe.

“I appreciate the opportunity to host today’s roundtable to listen to the needs and concerns facing our law enforcement community, so I can bring them to the highest levels of Congress,” Stefanik said. “The North Country is home to tens of thousands of local, county, state, federal, and retired law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line daily to protect our communities, and I am proud to always advocate to provide them and their families with the resources they deserve. In the face of many of New York State’s failed policy proposals, including defunding the police, reducing bail, the refusal to prosecute crimes, and prison closures, I will always back the blue.”
Stefanik was joined today by many representatives from the law enforcement community from the North Country and New York State, including Rich Wells, the President of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., Patrick Phelan, the Executive Director of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police (NYSACOP), Manny Vilar, the Vice President of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, Thomas Mungeer, the President of the NYS State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, and Dan Sisto, an Officer at the NYS State Troopers Police Benevolent Association.
"If 2022 is anything like the past two years, then it will be another tough year for law enforcement and the New York State Troopers will need backup more than ever whether it is on patrol or in the legislative halls of government. It is refreshing that we have someone like Congresswoman Elise Stefanik who has consistently demonstrated that she is willing to step up and support the men and women who don a uniform and help protect the citizens of this state every day of the year," said Thomas Mungeer, President of New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association.
"NYSACOP is proud to be a partner with Congresswoman Stefanik. She has always supported law enforcement and we are grateful for her leadership on public safety issues," said Chief (Ret) Patrick Phelan, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police.
Stefanik has always backed the blue and opposed any and all calls to defund the police. She is a proud co-sponsor of: