Attorney General Chris Carr Endorsed by Georgia Fraternal Order of Police
ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that he has earned the endorsement of the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police in the November 6 election.
Carr received overwhelming support from the Fraternal Order of Police, earning between 80 and 85 percent of the votes recommending endorsement in the race.
“I am incredibly honored to have earned this endorsement for the Fraternal Order of Police,” said Carr. “Since I took office in 2016, we have been working together to support one another, to protect all Georgians and to find new and innovative ways to confront modern criminal activities. I’m proud to stand with our officers who are on the front lines.”
In the endorsement letter, which is included below, Jamy Steinberg, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, wrote, “Your dedication to Georgia law enforcement and insuring the safety and security of Georgians and visitors to our State were the litmus tests for our support. Your actions during your turn in office and in your campaign, specifically your words to combat gang activity, address the opioid epidemic, combat sex-trafficking and be a supporter of our noble professions, were what our members want. Your accomplishments, goals and plans as Georgia’s Attorney General have been recognized by our membership, which clearly places you at the top of our list.”
To earn the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, Carr and each candidate completed an in-depth questionnaire regarding law enforcement and role of the office they are seeking.
Other candidates who earned the organization’s support include Brian Kemp for Governor, Geoff Duncan for Lieutenant Governor, Mark Butler for Labor Commissioner, and Jim Beck for Insurance Commissioner.
The Georgia Fraternal Order of Police is made up of 30 local Lodges across the state of Georgia.
Attorney General Carr’s “all-in” approach to help fight crime and protect Georgia citizens has earned widespread support from all levels of law enforcement, along with Carr’s support of those who selflessly serve to protect Georgia citizens.
As Attorney General since November 2016, Carr has continued to help Georgia grow by protecting Georgians from criminals who engage in illegal and harmful activity – from gang activity and elder abuse to cyber crimes and opioid abuse.
Carr created the Statewide Opioid Task Force, which aims to strengthen communications between law enforcement and other organizations to tackle the epidemic that has hit our state. This task force has over 350 members from all over the state and ensures the necessary tools are available to combat this issue in Georgia.
Carr also helped form the Georgia Anti-Gang Network, which aims to strengthen multi-jurisdictional investigations and prosecutions, improve intelligence-sharing capabilities, stop recruitment and increase training effort with the help of state and federal agencies.
The Fraternal Order of Police is one of many organizations to back Chris and his efforts to continue to protect Georgia. You can see the full list here.
About the Fraternal Order of Police:
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than two thousand lodges and over 325,000 members. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP. Founded in 1915, we are still “Building on a Proud Tradition.”
About Attorney General Chris Carr:
As the current Attorney General, Chris Carr is applying his results-oriented style of public policy as head of the Georgia Department of Law. Carr has prioritized the goals of the office to achieve the most effective department possible for Georgia’s citizens. His work to eradicate human trafficking, fight federal overreach, combat opioid abuse, prosecute criminal gang activities, protect older and at-risk adults and keep government open and transparent is generating real results.
Since taking office in November 2016, Carr has increased public awareness of the role of the Attorney General and provided training on many areas the office oversees. For example, Carr launched a statewide Open Government Tour as part of a larger effort to educate members of the community, elected officials, state record keepers and others about their duties and responsibilities under Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.
Carr is a member of the National Association of Attorneys General and serves on the executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.