Leon Wilmot

Yuma County Sheriff Leon N. Wilmot was elected Chairman of the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition (SWBSC) by the membership during their Annual Fall meeting in El Paso, Texas earlier this month.

Yuma County Sheriff Leon N. Wilmot was elected Chairman of the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition (SWBSC) by the membership during their Annual Fall meeting in El Paso, Texas earlier this month.

The Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition was established in 2007 to assist Sheriffs from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California whose counties are situated within 25 miles of the United States and Mexico international boundary.

“I have been a member of the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition since it was established in 2007 and have been engaged with these fine Sheriffs serving along the United States and Mexico border for many years," Wilmot said. "It is truly an honor and a privilege to be elected to represent them and be the voice of the 31 border sheriffs.”

The SWBSC assists the 31 County Sheriffs with the protection of lives, property and the rights of the citizens and inhabitants; to maintain order and public safety along the United States/Mexico border; to enforce laws impartially; and to provide police services in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, organizations, and community partners.

Wilmot, along with other newly elected SWBSC officers, will serve two-year terms through September 2020.

James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yumasun.com or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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