Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ken Hodges (D-Albany) endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia

Ken Hodges, candidate for Attorney General, yesterday announces the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia. The organization joins other prominent law enforcement in support of Ken, including over 100 Sheriffs, Democrat and Republican, across the state of Georgia and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers in Atlanta. The Attorney General is the State’s top prosecutor and law enforcement officer, and Ken is the only candidate in the race that has prosecuted cases and has a law enforcement background.

As stated in a press release issued by PBA of Georgia, “Ken Hodges demonstrated to the PBAGA that he is committed to making strong, effective law enforcement a priority in his campaign. He is a former district attorney with an excellent prosecution record and has handled several difficult and challenging special prosecutions outside his regular jurisdiction.

“The PBA of Georgia screening committee received firsthand accounts from officers who worked in his jurisdiction and submitted cases for prosecution who strongly support his candidacy for attorney general. During the screening process, several examples were given of Ken's pro-active efforts to strengthen the working relationship with law enforcement in his jurisdiction and the DA's office. Ken Hodges is a man who is deeply rooted in the community today.

The PBA of Georgia is proud to put our full support behind Ken Hodges for Attorney General.”

According to PBA of Georgia President Joe Naia, “A vote for Ken Hodges is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve.”
“Georgia's Attorney General is our state's chief law enforcement officer, and I share The PBA members' focus on keeping Georgians safe. As District Attorney, I worked with state and local offices every day to stop violent crime, and I pledge to continue that work as Attorney General,” said Ken Hodges.

The Police Benevolent Association of Georgia is a division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, Inc., a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to improving the law enforcement profession. PBAGA members are full-time or retired employees of the various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement and correctional agencies in Georgia. This professional association, funded by membership dues and citizen contributions, provides legal, legislative, disciplinary and other representation to member officers as well as an accidental death benefit to members’ beneficiaries. The PBA prohibits members from engaging in or condoning any strike by law enforcement officers, electing instead to represent members through aggressive political action.

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