Florida Police Chiefs endorse Ron DeSantis for President

Ron DeSantis
'His first responder recognition programs are making a difference.'

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is endorsing Gov. Ron DeSantis for President.

“The Florida Police Chiefs Association is honored to fully endorse Gov. DeSantis for President of the United States of America. From his commitment to safe communities and defending the rule of law, to his unwavering support for the profession of law enforcement through better pay and recruiting bonuses, Gov. DeSantis backs the blue,” FPCA President Keith Touchberry said.

The endorsement comes over fellow Florida man Donald Trump and the current occupant of the White House, President Joe Biden.

The organization’s 1st Vice President, Charles “Chuck” Broadway, called DeSantis “an extraordinary public servant” and praised his programs benefiting law enforcement.

“The Florida Police Chiefs Association is proud to endorse an extraordinary public servant like Gov. DeSantis. His first responder recognition programs are making a difference, and we know he will take that same results-oriented approach to Washington,” Broadway said.

FPCA leaders, in its endorsement announcement Monday, pointed to the DeSantis-backed Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Program, which they said has attracted 2,265 new recruits and current officers from other states.

“Gov. DeSantis cares about the men and women who risk their lives to protect the public, and he’s demonstrated that concern by making sure agencies have the resources to recruit and retain the most capable, professional officers,” FPCA 2nd Vice President Charlie Vazquez said.

The group also praised DeSantis for leading efforts in the 2023 Legislative Session to fund a second round of recruitment bonuses, as well as $110 million for one-time recognition bonuses for certain first responders.

The group credited DeSantis, at least in part, for record-low crime in the Sunshine State.

“With crime at a record 50-year low, Florida is a leader in public safety due to Gov. DeSantis’ steadfast support of our law enforcement officers. We look forward to continuing our work with him on behalf of the people of Florida,” FPCA 3rd Vice President Robert Bage said.

FPCA represents more than 1,300 of Florida’s top law enforcement executives, providing guidance and leadership on issues that affect public safety in communities. The group serves municipal, airport, college and university, and tribal police departments. Their membership also includes, private businesses and security firms and federal, state and county law enforcement agencies across the state.

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23 comments

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 24, 2023 at 10:28 am

    The Fascist Pig Cucker Association endorses Rhonda. Good for them. Bless their hearts.

    • My Take

      July 24, 2023 at 2:49 pm

      A big “Oink!” for Tiny Two-Bit Ron.

    • Joi Gibson

      July 24, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      He carved out police and fire unions under this plan to gut public sector unions. All other unions have to jump through all sorts of hoops to keep recognition. He plays favorites and, unfortunately, it pays off.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 24, 2023 at 10:35 am

    He didn’t tamper with the police unions, but of course had that as a back up plan if they went with the Indicted One.

  • Cops Aren’t sour Top Thunkers

    July 24, 2023 at 10:38 am

    “We absolutely are going down with the SS DeSantis!”

    Cops Everywhere

  • DeSantis has taking a page out of the Nazi playbook

    July 24, 2023 at 10:39 am

    I guess this was part of the deal when he sent police officers bonuses in exchange if they would support him. You can say that Ron DeSantis oppose the rule of law, and then breaks it

  • Ron B Gone

    July 24, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Folks are so very eager to rid Florida of Ron EdSantis that they lose sight of the bigger picture and agree to any proposition that would yield a Florida that’s free of Ron EdSantis.

  • PeterH

    July 24, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Florida police chiefs are thrilled to have more individuals with no gun training carrying concealed weapons on every Florida beach, shopping center, museum and movie theater! That’s why they’re endorsing Ron DeSantis.

  • Paul dombroski

    July 24, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Of course they endorse him, if not he will find some reason to remove them from their job.

  • Tom

    July 24, 2023 at 11:42 am

    I find it pretty disgusting when, as in the last Florida state election, police officers shill for a politician. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but when they stand on TV in uniform and say they support whoever, that seems pretty unprofessional to me. I’m actually surprised it’s legal.

    • TJC

      July 24, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      I agree, it is a disgrace to their uniforms. You won’t see military leaders endorse anyone, and cops should understand respect that they are servants of the people, not our leaders. The military gets that.

  • Marvin Mouse

    July 24, 2023 at 11:51 am

    The Florida Police Chiefs endorsement has historically been an accurate portent as to who will be the next POTUS. Rumor has it that upon hearing of the Chief’s endorsement Ron and Casey have contracted with pest control companies, once the Bidens leave, to fumagate for all the lice, bedbugs, scabies, and sexually transmittable cooties #unter brought into the white house. Also Casey is going ahead with the contracts for all new drapes, carpets, bedding, sheets and towels and my pillows with Mike Lindell. Both Ron and Casey are aware of the Biden’s propensity to steal so there is no expectation that anything with the white house crest, letterhead, paintings and such will be left behind after the Biden’s departure. Out of respect for the office of the presidentcy Ron and Casey have agreed not to prosicute the Bidens for taking those items. But if you start seeing white house paintings and plates and cups with the WH logo on EBay they likley will be legit.
    Squeek

    • Elon X

      July 24, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for the rare breath of freah air Marvin. You would think from the comments that people like you and me are not welcome among the leftist commenters.
      I personally monitor a lot of web based online comments because its kind of my job.

      • Silly Wabbit

        July 24, 2023 at 12:15 pm

        You kwazy.

    • Silly Wabbit

      July 24, 2023 at 12:12 pm

      You kwazy.

    • M. Mouse

      July 24, 2023 at 12:33 pm

      You misspelled prosecute and squeak. Please, no matter your views, don’t make us mice look stupid.
      Squeak!

    • Defelonious Javina

      July 24, 2023 at 3:27 pm

      Yeah, this is why I took the ancient artifacts Israel loaned to the USA. I have them at Maga Lardo so Hunter can’t steal them. Yeah, yeah, that’s it. That’s the stuff. That’s the bee’s knees. Safe from Hunter. That is what my I mean Israel’s artifacts are. They are safe from Hunter.

      • My Take

        July 24, 2023 at 6:12 pm

        The cat’s meow!

  • Silly Wabbit

    July 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    They kwazy.

    • M. Mouse

      July 24, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      They’re only men, not mice!
      Squeak!

  • Suze

    July 25, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Police love fascists.

  • Joe

    July 25, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Stockholm Syndrome

  • G. W. Fountain

    July 25, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Governor DeSantis has earned law enforcement, first responders, and military’s full support for his run for the White House. You losers making moronic comments on this site can’t stand it because you hate to see any law-and-order President get elected. Your senile, crook president-Joseph Stalin Biden is OUT. Its time the RIGHT-Conservatives to take back this country. Send Biden and his cast of thieves, extortionists, weirdoes, pedophiles, cross dressers, & trany-fied miscreants home. For Good!

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