For Immediate Release:
Friday, June 5, 2020
William Stander, (850) 212-3250
The Florida Police Chiefs Association Names Chair of Subcommittee on Accountability and Societal Change
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Police Chiefs Association released the following statement today, which may be attributed to Chief Kenneth Albano, president of the Florida Police Chiefs Association and chief of the Temple Terrace Police Department.
“Earlier this week, we announced our intent to immediately begin working with community leaders across Florida to identify the most effective, workable solutions to the most significant issues raised from within their communities as a result of the murder of George Floyd.”
“Today I’m pleased to announce that Chief Anthony Holloway of the St. Petersburg Police Department has agreed to chair the association’s newly formed Subcommittee on Accountability and Change. Chief Holloway is a passionate, eminently qualified leader who currently serves as chair of our Professional Standards Committee.”
“We have charged the subcommittee with developing recommendations to both rebuild trust and accountability between law enforcement and the communities they serve, and to begin to address some of the most deep-seeded societal issues that plague our communities and contribute to many of the negative encounters with law enforcement in the first place.”
“Chief Holloway has already begun working on the selection of the members for this subcommittee, and I look forward to witnessing the transformational suggestions that this group will create.”
Said Chief Anthony Holloway of the St. Petersburg Police Department, “I am fully aware of the gravity of the issues facing all of us in the law enforcement community and I look forward to working with my subcommittee members, and members of our community, to develop standards for use by law enforcement agencies in the State of Florida.”
Said Albano, “Every law enforcement officer swears an oath to protect and serve every citizen in their communities. As law enforcement leaders, we are committed to working with our citizenry to identify and address the systemic issues that brought us to this point. I know that Chief Holloway and the subcommittee he leads will not shy from asking and answering the difficult questions.”
Additional information about Chief Holloway may be found HERE
About the Florida Police Chiefs Association
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is the nation’s pre-eminent 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 our 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 www.fpca.com.