Congresswoman Stefanik is proud to stand with and support the North Country’s men and women in blue. New York’s 21st Congressional District is home to tens of thousands of local, county, state, federal, and retired law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to protect the safety and security of our communities.
Congresswoman Stefanik is absolutely opposed to any and all calls to defund the police. She has advocated for increased federal funding for law enforcement mental health, training, equipment, technology, and school resources officers. Congresswoman Stefanik co-sponsored the JUSTICE Act introduced by Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Pete Stauber, legislation to protect police, improve police-community relations and officer training, and increase transparency and accountability.
Congresswoman Stefanik also has been a staunch supporter of the North Country’s correctional officers. She strongly opposed Governor Cuomo’s decision to shut down and eliminate jobs at North Country prisons. During the COVID pandemic, Congresswoman Stefanik successfully ensured correction officers received the compensation they rightfully earned.
For her efforts to unequivocally stand by law enforcement, Congresswoman Stefanik has been recognized by Law Enforcement Officers Weekend, the Civil Air Patrol, and the Lake Placid Fire and Rescue.