Attorney General Ashley Moody today presented a Florida Cabinet resolution recognizing March as Women’s History Month to the Florida Police Chiefs Association highlighting the record number of female police chiefs in the state. Attorney General Moody is also encouraging other women to join the law enforcement ranks and help keep Floridians safe. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there are a record 7,410 sworn female officers in the state, currently making up 16% of all full-time officers in Florida—four points higher than the national average.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Women’s History Month is a time to recognize the incredible accomplishments of so many trailblazing women in Florida, especially our female law enforcement officers. We are proud to have a record number of women police chiefs in our state, and a higher-than-average number of female officers. I’m glad to present this cabinet resolution to the Florida Police Chiefs Association and encourage other women to consider joining our law enforcement ranks by visiting BeAFloridaHero.com.”
Florida Police Chiefs Association President and Fellsmere Police Chief Keith Touchberry said, “The Florida Police Chiefs Association is greatly honored to join Attorney General Ashley Moody and celebrate Women’s History Month and the accomplishments of women law enforcement executives in Florida. Attorney General Moody’s consistent efforts to ‘Back the Blue’ with visible recognition and tangible support are an important part of this continuing success story.”