The Florida Police Chiefs Association, which represents more than 900 of the state’s top law enforcement executives, has endorsed John Mina for Orange County Sheriff.
“Chief John Mina has been tested in a way no police chief should ever have to be tested during the Pulse tragedy and its aftermath,” said FPCA Executive Director Amy Mercer. “His professionalism and steady hand showed what kind of leader he is. In those moments of doubt, John Mina and the Orlando Police Department served as the rock the community needed to find peace and feel safe again.”
FPCA serves municipal police departments, airport police, college and university police, and tribal police, private business and security firms, as well as federal, state and county law enforcement agencies. The FPCA has members representing every region of the state.
In 2016, Mina received the Outstanding Chief Executive Award, the FPCA’s highest honor.
“Mina is recognized as a role model in law enforcement for the community policing standards Orlando implemented to build stronger relationships between officers and the communities they serve,” Mercer said. “The FPCA is proud to endorse John Mina for Orange County Sheriff.”
In response to the endorsement, Mina said: “The Florida Police Chiefs Association is one of the most respected law enforcement organizations in the Unites States. To be endorsed by my peers who make up the FPCA is an honor. As the next Sheriff of Orange County, I will continue to uphold the ideals and professionalism of the Florida Police Chiefs Association.