Earlier today, the Long Beach Police Officers Association (POA) endorsed our campaign for Mayor. I'm honored to have the support of our rank and file police officers.
As Chair of the Public Safety Committee, it has been an honor to work with our police officers to achieve the lowest crime rate in 41 years. We worked together to restart our police academy, invest in new crime fighting technology, and upgrade our police vehicles.
In the announcement, POA President Steve James said, "Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has a strong record of supporting public safety and the men and women of the Police Department. He knows Long Beach and will be a great Mayor.”
I look forward to working with them as Mayor to make Long Beach an even safer city.
The Long Beach POA joins Mayor Bob Foster, Congressmembers Alan Lowenthal, Janice Hahn and Linda Sanchez; State Senator Ricardo Lara; Long Beach School Board President John McGinnis; and hundreds of community members supporting our campaign.
Go Long Beach!
Vice Mayor Robert Garcia