Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Another Key Endorsement

Florida Police Benevolent Association Endorses Sheriff Staly for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE 02/20/2020

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces another key endorsement.

The Florida Police Benevolent Association, representing state, local and county law enforcement and correctional officers, has endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff.

“We…ask our members, their friends and families – and all citizens in Flagler County who respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Rick Staly,” said Matt Pucket, Executive Director of Florida PBA.

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our state as first responders that know my leadership and crime fighting the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “Having been shot on duty saving the life of a Deputy Sheriff I know the dangers our first responders face every day as I have walked in their shoes.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Flagler County Mayors, past and current Flagler County Chairmen, police chiefs, nearby Sheriffs, local state representative and senator, state attorney, the local and state Fraternal Order of Police lodges and Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, who represent the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff Staly and FCSO Received Regional Government Award for Excellence in Public Safety

PRESS RELEASE  12/07/2019

BUNNELL, FL: The Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) has named Sheriff Staly and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) winner of the Leadership Award for Excellence in Public Safety.

The FCSO was nominated for the award by Flagler County Administrator Jerry Cameron for making Flagler County’s Streets and Community Safer using cutting-edge technology. The nomination highlighted the use of Rapid-ID, a secure digital fingerprint capture device that, along with software, runs the unknown individual’s fingerprints against the state and federal database of prior arrests and those with outstanding warrants, that has been implemented since Sheriff Staly was elected. In this case, if a warrant exists, the name and pertinent information is displayed to the deputy in the field or the individual’s real name is provided.

The award also highlighted the use of Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology in Flagler County. The Sheriff’s Office is able to add license plate information to the system to assist with the location of persons of interest, as well as silver alerts. By using ALPR’s deputies have located criminals who have been on the fugitives for years and arrested the. This technology has directly led to a 212% increase in the recovery of stolen vehicles in 2019 and the apprehension of the suspects and missing individuals.

Finally, under Sheriff Staly’s technology vision FCSO is implemented vehicle-based camera systems in patrol vehicles. This system integrates the existing body cameras deputies are currently issued, and provides better information leading to stronger arrests and citations, as well as enhanced investigations. Sheriff Staly is also implementing a Real Time Crime Center.

“It is always an honor when government colleagues recognize your vision and success to make our community safer,” said Sheriff Staly. “Our team does a great job and the technology we have implemented since I’ve been Sheriff simply aids in their efforts to protect our citizens and the Flagler County community. It was my honor to accept this award on behalf of the hard working and dedicated men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office that I have the honor to lead. This new technology has aided in us in reducing crime in Flagler County by over 25% since 2017 and traffic fatalities by over 42%.”

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Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Campaign Milestones and Setting New Records

PRESS RELEASE 12/06/19

BUNNELL, FL: In less than 60 days, the Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign has received over $80,000.00 in contributions and received over 20 endorsements. In addition, the campaign received more than 1,200 candidate petitions signed by Flagler County voters in just two weeks and received the Candidate Petition Certification from the Supervisor of Elections in just three weeks after Rick Staly filed for re-election.

“I am very humbled and appreciative of the overwhelming community support I am receiving since announcing my re-election campaign,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “This support is reflective in the amount of money we have raised so quickly, how fast we obtained enough signed petitions to have my name placed on the ballot without having to pay a filing fee and the impressive list of endorsements. But mostly I appreciate the community confirming the direction, effectiveness and leadership I have provided to the Sheriff’s Office and wanting it to continue for another four years.”

In November, the Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign raised a total of $53,756.85, setting a record level of support for Flagler County campaigns in one month. In the 59 days of mandatory financial reporting since Sheriff Staly filed for re-election the Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign has raised a total of $80,526.40, again a record amount in such a short time for a Flagler County campaign.

Sheriff Staly has received endorsements from local Mayors, Police Chiefs, Sheriff’s, State Representative and Senator, Clerk of the Court and police unions that all want to “Keep Rick Staly Sheriff.” “I am very proud and honored that so many elected officials support my campaign and see the good things we are doing together in Flagler County,” said Sheriff Staly. “I am especially proud of the endorsements from the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents the Sheriff’s Office employees, and the Fraternal Order of Police both locally and the State Lodge that represent over 22,000 law enforcement officers. These are the groups and people that know my vision and leadership the best and know I have the community and their backs all the time.”

Visit www.RickStaly.com/Endorsements to see and read all the endorsements.

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Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign Announces Additional Key Endorsements

Fraternal Order of Police Florida State Lodge and Local Officials

PRESS RELEASE 12/02/2019

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two additional key endorsements.
The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, representing 22,000 Florida law enforcement officers, has
endorsed Rick Staly for Flagler County Sheriff.

“The Fraternal Order Of Police have endorsed Rick Staly and admire his dedication to his community and his
history of being a fair and equitable Sheriff in Flagler County,” said Robert Jenkins, President, Florida Fraternal
Order Of Police. “We believe his dedication to serving his community will inspire the citizens of Flagler
County to move forward to a prosperous and safe future.”

Current County Chairman David Sullivan also endorsed keeping Rick Staly Sheriff of Flagler County. “A solid
professional in all aspects,” said Sullivan. “Proves everyday that he is one of the top Sheriff’s in the state leading
our great Sheriff’s Department and its wonderful corps of Deputies.”

Flagler County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller Tom Bexley endorsed Sheriff Staly for re-election stating
“Sheriff Staly and I have worked together on a number of issues. I have always found him to be a man of
integrity and a great steward of public safety. Under his leadership, I have witnessed a renewed commitment to
crime prevention and professionalism throughout his organization.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our state as first responders that know my
leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “It’s an honor to be endorsed by other community leaders too.”

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by Flagler County Mayors, past County Chairman, police chiefs, nearby
Sheriffs, local state representative and senator, state attorney, the local Fraternal Order of Police lodges and
Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association.

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Sheriff Staly Endorsed by Mayors, County Chairman, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Prosecutor, State Representative, Flagler Clerk of Court and Comptroller and State Senator for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  11/20/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly continues to receive endorsements by community leaders, police chiefs, sheriffs and prosecutor in his campaign for re-election.

“I am honored to receive these endorsements,” said Sheriff Staly. “Community leaders, mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs, first responders, state and County officials and our prosecutor have spoken. Keep Rick Staly Sheriff.”

“I am pleased to endorse Rick Staly for Sheriff,” said Bunnell Mayor Robinson. “He has done a great job leading his team…” Added County Commission Chairman Donald O’Brien, “Rick is a compassionate, innovative leader who has built a strong team.”

“Rick Staly is the Sheriff every county would like to have…Sheriff Staly has significantly reduced crime in Flagler County since taking office. He has my enthusiastic endorsement to continue the great work he began and he works tirelessly to keep our community safe,” said State Representative Paul Renner.

…Sheriff Staly’s leadership has made Flagler County a better and safer community,” said R.J. Larizza, State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit. Added St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar, “Sheriff Staly  has dedicated himself to the safety of citizens…and is respected by all as a true leader.”

Sheriff Staly has been endorsed by the following community leaders for re-election who all want to “Keep Rick Staly Sheriff.”

  • Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland
  • County Chairman Donald O’Brien
  • Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher
  • Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson
  • Beverly Beach Mayor Steve Emmett
  • Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
  • 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza
  • Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood
  • Matt Doughney
  • Tom Foster
  • State Representative Paul Renner
  • State Senator Travis Hutson
  • St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar
  • Flagler Clerk of Court Tom Bexley

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents FCSO union employees, Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 165 and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171.

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Sheriff Staly Announces Firefighters and Additional Law Enforcement Endorsements

Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association IAFF # 4337 and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 165 Endorse Staly for 2020 Election

PRESS RELEASE  11/18/2019

BUNNELL, FL: The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two additional key endorsements received by prominent law enforcement and firefighter organizations.

The Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association Local 4337 and part of the International Association of Firefighters has endorsed Sheriff Rick Staly for re-election. The Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association represents all Flagler County Fire/Rescue Division Firefighters and EMTs.

“…[We] proudly endorse Sheriff Rick Staly for the 2020 election,” said Stephen D. Palmer, President of FCPFA. “Sheriff Rick Staly has proven to lead the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office [in] a positive direction over his last term as Sheriff with the best interest of the citizens of Flagler County and the men and women to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in mind.”

“You have demonstrated that you are committed to the citizens of Flagler County, and to the men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office,” said Dominic Guida, President of FOP Lodge 165. “As Sheriff you have been proactive in your response to community problems, which is evident by the reduction of crime in our community.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, Flagler Fallen Heroes Lodge 165, represents and is comprised of active local Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers.

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the first responders that serve our community daily and know my leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly.

Sheriff Staly was previously endorsed by the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 171 for his 2020 re-election.

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Sheriff Staly Kicks Off 2020 Campaign

Hosts Successful Fundraiser on November 9th with special guest Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North

PRESS RELEASE 11/9/2019

BUNNELL, FL: Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign with a fun, western-themed fundraiser at the Phillips Ranch in Bunnell, Florida, with special guest Lt. Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.).

“I am thankful to have served the citizens of Flagler County since 2017. With your support, we’ve been successful in reducing crime and making our neighborhoods safer,” said Sheriff Staly. “With the community’s involvement, crime is down over 25% and traffic fatalities are down 42%. There’s still more work to do. Our 2020 Campaign is about continuing our successful programs and initiatives to pro-actively fight crime and to maintain the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in Flagler County.”

“Rick Staly is one of America’s top law enforcement leaders,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, “He’s had an incredible impact on reducing crime.  I am pleased today to join with his family and supporters in kicking-off his 2020 Campaign to re-elect Rick Staly as your Sheriff!

During the event, Sheriff Staly expressed appreciation for two key endorsements which he has received from the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 171, organizations which represent both current employees of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and retired law enforcement, corrections and public safety officers.

The fundraiser will be held at the beautiful Phillips Ranch in Bunnell, which is owned by the Phillips family, who raise beef cattle and performance quarter horses.

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Sheriff Staly Announces Law Enforcement Endorsements Coastal Florida PBA and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #171 Endorse Stalv for 2020 Election

PRESS RELEASE 11/1/2019

The Keep Rick Staly Sheriff Campaign announces two key endorsements received by prominent law enforcement organizations. The Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, which represents all FCSO law enforcement and detention deputies including sergeants and corporals and most of the professional support staff voted overwhelmingly to endorse Rick Staly in his 2020 re-election bid.

“Law Enforcement Officers today need real leadership more than ever before. We know Sheriff Staly supports his deputies, and that is why they support him equally as much,” said Mike Scudiero, Executive Director of the Coastal Florida PBA. “The citizens of Flagler have a true team effort with Sheriff Staly and our membership. That’s a winning combination for everyone involved, and it’s a principal reason why the PBA members in Flagler county have overwhelmingly chosen to support him for re-election. Crime is down, the community is safer, and these law enforcement professionals are working harder than ever, and they’d prefer to keep working with a true leader like Rick Staly.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, Ptl. Phillip Cardillo Memorial Lodge #171, which counts as its members retired and former law enforcement officers, correction officers and other public safety officials “enthusiastically endorses” Rick Staly in his re-election as Sheriff. “In three short years you have brought new enthusiasm to Flagler County, invigorated the Law Enforcement Community and introduced a new level of technology to reducing crime, threats and risks posed to us all,” said Ron Conklin, President of FOP #171 . “As fellow members of the Flagler County community, we are proud to see the steps you have already taken and excited to see what the future holds…under your dedicated leadership.”

“I am very honored to be endorsed by the men and women that serve our community daily and know my leadership the best,” said Sheriff Staly. “It is also humbling to be endorsed by a group of retired and former public servants that know first-hand what it takes to serve the community.”

CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email:  Rick@RickStaly.com

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Sheriff Staly Receives over 1,000 Signed Candidate Petitions in just 14 Days for his 2020 Election

PRESS RELEASE 10/21/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly and campaign volunteers and supporters have collected over 1,000 signed Candidate Petitions from voters in Flagler County in just 14 days. Under Florida election law Sheriff Staly is required to obtain 827 signed and certified petitions or pay a qualifying fee of over $8,000.00 for his name to appear on the 2020 election ballot.

The overwhelming support and positive comments I have received from the community while obtaining these petitions has been humbling and a confirmation of the new direction implemented when I was elected,” said Sheriff Staly .  “Our volunteer team worked quickly to get these petitions so my name will appear on the 2020 election ballot without having to pay the qualifying fee.  We probably set a record for how quickly this many petitions were obtained for a county-wide race.  Thank you to a great team and the community for your support to keep me as your Sheriff!

The candidate petitions have been turned in to the Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE) who is in the process of certifying the petitions are valid Flagler County voters.  Once the SOE certifies 827 petitions Sheriff Staly’s name will be guaranteed to be on the 2020 election ballot.

For more information on Sheriff Staly visit www.RickStaly.com

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CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email: Rick@RickStaly.com

 

 

Sheriff Staly Files for Re-election

PRESS RELEASE  10/2/2019

BUNNELL, FL:  Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly filed paperwork with the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections office today seeking a second term as Flagler County Sheriff.

I have been honored to serve the citizens of Flagler County and leading the outstanding men and women of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office since 2017,” said Sheriff Staly.  “Under my leadership we have a motivated team, new programs and initiatives  that has driven crime down over -25% and traffic fatalities down -42%  since I was elected.  Together, we can keep these initiatives working for our community.

Sheriff Staly was elected Sheriff of Flagler County on November 8, 2016 and took office on January 3, 2017.  Sheriff Staly has a Master’s degree in Justice Administration, graduated from the FBI National Academy and the National Sheriff’s Institute.  He was awarded the Medal of Valor and the Governor’s Medal of Heroism after being shot three times while saving the life of a Deputy Sheriff.  Sheriff Staly recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Sheriff’s Association and is a Life member of the National Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Police Chief’s Association. Sheriff Staly also holds certification in Homeland Security and serves on various Boards and Committees on the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches.

Coming soon will be Sheriff Staly’s official campaign website: www.RickStaly.com

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CONTACTS: Bob Weber, 386-264-5593  OR  Rick Staly, 386-227-7849, 407-973-9238, Email:  Rick@RickStaly.com