Locally, law enforcement has faced some high hurdles at the Statehouse this past session. One of these hurdles was our fight against the legalization of marijuana through the ruse of medical use. We won this round, but make no mistake; this will be an on-going struggle for years to come. We fought off this push for marijuana legalization with support from our communities, churches, and local leaders who have a stake in this state that we call home. The tip of the sword for law enforcement came from State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel, outgoing SCLEOA President Gregory Mullen of the Charleston Police Department, and the sheriffs and police chiefs who banded together to provide a unified front. This front will continue to stand firm in the face of adversity this year.