The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) today announced its endorsement of Commissioner Adam Putnam in the upcoming election for Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture. The FPCA applauds Putnam’s efforts to protect Florida’s most vulnerable residents from identity theft and protect generous Floridians from deceptive and misleading charities.
“Commissioner Putnam has demonstrated his commitment to the safety and protection of our citizens and our state, and the FPCA is proud to endorse his candidacy,” said Amy Mercer, Executive Director of the FPCA.
The Keeping I.D. Safe (KIDS) Act, which Commissioner Putnam championed, can help protect the 50,000 children in Florida that fall victim to identity theft every year. Thieves often target children because they have no credit history, and their identities can be used for years without being detected. The Act allows parents and guardians to create and freeze credit records for their children, effectively blocking thieves from using it.
Commissioner Putnam also protects Floridians from deceptive and misleading charity activities and recently led the push for legislation on charity reform. Previously, generous Floridians were often misled by charities in the name of veterans, terminally ill children and other important causes. The new legislation provides for more accountability and transparency.
The FPCA is the fourth largest state police chiefs association in the nation and is composed of more than 750 of the state’s law enforcement executives. FPCA serves municipal police departments, airport police, college and university 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.