Trump Signs 3 Executive Actions on Crime Against Police, Drug Cartels

The three new directives followed Jeff Sessions' confirmation.

"And thirdly, I'm directing the Department of Justice to implement a plan to stop crime and crimes of violence against law enforcement officers," he said. "It's a shame what's been happening to our great, truly great law enforcement officers. That's going to stop as of today."

Since assuming office over two weeks ago, Trump has utilized executive action to follow through on several campaign promises — most notably a ban on travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. As a candidate, he frequently pledged to protect law enforcement officials and crack down on crime.

"Today's ceremony should be seen as a clear message to the gang members and drug dealers terrorizing innocent people: Your day is over," said Trump. "A new era of justice begins, and it begins right now."