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Cochise County Sheriff sworn in as new Homeland Security Advisory Council member

Posted at 3:39 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 18:39:57-04

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen swore in eight new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) Tuesday. One of the members is the Cochise County Sheriff, Mark J. Dannels.

Sheriff Dannels is a 34-year law enforcement veteran. He is the current chair of the Immigration and Border Committee with the National's Sheriff's Association, a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwest Border Sheriff's Coalition and President of the Arizona Sheriff's Association.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the HSAC provide the Secretary with real-time, real-world, advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.

"The Department relies on the unique perspectives and strategic advice provided by HSAC members to help address emerging threats in a rapidly changing world," said Secretary Nielsen. "I'm confident that the new members sworn in today will contribute to this important mission."

Former CIA and FBI Director Judge William Webster is the chair of the HSAC.