Police Chief's Corner - Newsletter January 2020

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January is Move Over Month

January is Move Over month and the Florida Police Chiefs Association is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) to urge all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. In 2018, there were 185 crashes and almost 13,782 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. DHSMV and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association and AAA - The Auto Club Group to ensure all law enforcement, first responders, service and utility workers and Road Rangers Arrive Alive in 2020.

"Police chiefs around the state of Florida work hard to ensure that their officers return home safely at the end of each shift. However, the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) knows that we can't do it alone. Law enforcement needs our citizens help to ensure the safety of each and every officer and first responder out on our roadways," said FPCA President and Florida State University Police Chief David Perry. "The FPCA reminds you to always slow down and move over so that law enforcement can quickly and safely assist Florida's drivers so they can return home to their loved ones."