Florida Police Chiefs Unveil New Headquarters, New Goals

Sep 24, 2015

The Florida Police Chiefs have new Tallahassee headquarters, a new President, and with that, a new mission.

“Please join us to officially open our new Florida Police Chiefs Association training headquarters and facility,” said Winter Park Police Chief Brett Railey to applause.

Surrounded by a group of Florida police chiefs from all across the state, Railey cut the ribbon, unveiling the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s new stomping grounds on 2636 Mitcham Drive. It's located almost across Mahan Drive from the Florida Sheriffs Association.

The new Association head says there’s a disturbing trend of violence against law enforcement, and it has to stop.

“But, at the same time, we’ve also seen reports of law enforcement officers violating the trust of the communities that they protect and serve,” said Railey. “I believe we have to work together to improve both situations.”

And, Railey says he wants to start now.

“With the opening of this building, we can provide better training and professional development resources to help train our chiefs and in turn, train quality officers throughout the state,” he added.

The Police Chiefs also held an open house at the end of the day. They also held a moment of silence for fallen officers, including a local deputy killed earlier this week.

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