FPCA Issues Statement Regarding the Death of Tarpon Springs Officer Charles Kondek

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Police Chiefs Association offered its condolences today to the family, friends and co-workers of fallen officer Charles Kondek who was killed in the line of duty Sunday. Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow, President of FPCA, praised Officer Kondek for his selfless service to his community and called for continued support of law…

FPCA Endorses Jeff Atwater for Florida’s CFO

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today announced its endorsement of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater in the upcoming election for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. The FPCA applauded Atwater’s history of supporting Florida’s law enforcement, specifically his efforts to eliminate the fraud that increases the cost of living for Floridians and protect…

FPCA: Mandatory Minimum Sentences Have Made Florida Safer

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today expressed its strong support of Florida’s current 10-20-Life sentences with the following statements: “The Florida Police Chiefs Association strongly opposes any reduction to mandatory minimum sentences, including Florida’s 10-20-Life legislation,” said Chief Frank Kitzerow, President of the Florida Police Chiefs Association. “These laws have been…

FPCA Endorses Pam Bondi for Attorney General

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today announced its endorsement of Attorney General Pam Bondi in the upcoming election for Florida’s Attorney General. The FPCA cited the Attorney General’s history of supporting Florida’s law enforcement and public safety in its announcement, specifically the efforts the Attorney General has made to combat human…

FPCA Endorses Rick Scott for Governor

TALLAHASSEE, FL (July 7, 2014) – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today announced its endorsement of Governor Rick Scott in the upcoming election for Governor of Florida. The FPCA cited the Governor’s history of supporting Florida’s law enforcement in its announcement, specifically the Governor’s commitment to law enforcement and public safety initiatives. Under Governor…

FPCA Installs President and Executive Board

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today will install Chief Frank Kitzerow of the Jupiter Police Department as the association’s 2014/2015 President. The swearing in, which will be performed by Chief Judge Jeffrey Colbath of West Palm Beach, will be conducted this evening during the FPCA’s 62nd Annual Installation and Awards Banquet…

Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet

1. Regardless of any state laws, recreational marijuana use is still illegal on the federal level.  The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration has classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 controlled substance because of its high potential for abuse and the fact that there is no currently accepted national standard for use as a medical treatment.…