Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford Appointed as Vice-Chair of Board of Governors Small & Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association

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ALEXANDRIA - The Small & Rural Law Enforcement Executives Association ( SRLEEA) is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated solely to supporting and promoting law enforcement executives and agencies that serve small and rural communities across America.

The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of small, rural & tribal communities. Much of their work is through innovative law enforcement leadership and is done through the activities and special projects of a number of committees and through active liaison with various levels of government and departmental agencies.

Their programs span a wide range of disciplines that address a multitude of concerns in the criminal justice system. They also participate in the creation and advancement of vital legislative and public policy initiatives. The mission is simple – strengthen, unite and raise the capacity of small, rural & tribal law enforcement executives and their departments.The SRLEEA Board of Governors is invaluable and works to deepen the relevance and influence of the association. They are a diverse group of recognized law enforcement leaders from small, rural & tribal agencies and other law enforcement experts from across the United States.

The mission of the Board of Governors is to serve as the review board for policies, procedures, and practices related to the delivery of services from SRLEEA; to approve position statements, certifications, training, branding and to advise on regional and national issues facing small, rural & tribal law enforcement.

The Board of Governors consists of 18 members; 2 currently serving small, rural, or tribal law enforcement executives (chief of police, sheriff, or command staff) from each of the 6 regions, and 6 members at large, who have the expertise to advocate, enhance and strengthen small, rural & tribal law enforcement through SRLEEA.

Sheriff Crawford has been the Sheriff of Petersburg since 2006.

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