Senator Saland understands the importance of public safety. Feeling safe in your community is essential to your quality of life. Senator Saland works closely with our local law enforcement agencies and they know they can count on him to secure funding to better protect you and your family. Senator Saland has secured approximately $2,714,177 in grants for local police and county sheriffs to provide our communities with essential equipment to combat and investigate crime.
For years, district attorneys have come to Senator Saland to sponsor key legislation to fight crime and enhance penalties because they know he can get the job done. Senator Saland has sponsored numerous laws which help to put rapists, identity thieves and drunk drivers behind bars.
Senator Saland authored the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Prevention Law, considered to be the most significant domestic violence bill enacted in the State’s history. In addition, he has led the fight in passing laws strengthening orders of protection and protecting child witnesses when testifying.
Coming to Albany with extensive legal experience in child abuse cases, protecting you and your children has been a long-standing commitment for Senator Saland. He has brought to the Legislature a voice representing the most vulnerable population – our children.
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An opinion letter cannot do justice to what Sen. Steve Saland has provided to victims of domestic violence or those who work by their side to counsel them and prosecute their offenders. Sen. Saland deserves our deepest gratitude and acknowledgment. As a retired New York state Supreme Court justice I am proud to support Sen. Steve Saland’s re-election campaign.