For Immediate Release:
Friday, January 31, 2020

William Stander, (850) 212-3250,

Florida Police Chiefs Association Endorses Keith Touchberry for Indian River County Sheriff

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today endorsed Keith M. Touchberry for Sheriff of Indian River County.

“Chief Touchberry is an extraordinary public servant,” said the FPCA executive director Amy Mercer. “From his service in the Marines to his many years with the Vero Beach Police Department, culminating in his leadership as Chief of the Fellsmere Police Department, Chief Touchberry is a proven champion for law enforcement and public safety.”

As Chief of the Fellsmere Police Department, Touchberry took an active role with the FPCA, chairing the Professional Standards Committee and working to develop and promote quality training programs for the FPCA and its members. Chief Touchberry also regularly teaches ethics at the FPCA’s “Future Chiefs” seminar.

Said Mercer, “Chief Touchberry has the knowledge, experience, and relationship necessary to address complex public safety issues. The Florida Police Chiefs Association is proud to support one of our own and endorse Chief Keith Touchberry as the next Sheriff of Indian river County. We look forward to continue working with him on behalf of the people of Indian River County and the State of Florida.”

About the Florida Police Chiefs Association

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is the nation’s preeminent law enforcement professional association, speaking for more than 900 of Florida’s top law enforcement executives, and providing guidance and leadership for the future of law enforcement and out communities. The FPCA serves municipal, airport, college and university, and tribal police departments, as well as private businesses and security firms and federal, state and county law enforcement agencies across every region of the state. For more information about the FPCA, please visit