Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, today announced the organization’s endorsement of Mr. Donald J. Trump for the office of President.
“Obviously, this is an unusual election,” Canterbury said. “We have a candidate who declined to seek an endorsement and a candidate without any record as an elected official. Mr. Trump, however, has seriously looked at the issues facing law enforcement today. He understands and supports our priorities and our members believe he will make America safe again.”
For a candidate to receive the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, he must receive a two-thirds majority of the National Board, which is made up of one Trustee from each of the organization’s State Lodges.
“Our National Board, and the more than 330,000 members of the FOP, acquainted themselves with Mr. Trump’s answers to our survey. He took the time off the campaign trail and met with us to talk about our issues, our priorities. He’s made a real commitment to America’s law enforcement and we’re proud to make a commitment 10 him and his campaign by endorsing his candidacy today.”
“Donald Trump may not ever have been elected to public safety, but he is a proven leader and that’s what we need for the next four years – a leader unafraid to make tough choices and see them through,” Canterbury said. “I look forward to working with the Trump Administration on the issues that matter most to law enforcement.”
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.