F.O.P. State President John Ortolano announced the support of the 6,500 law enforcement members of the organization, including all Pinal County law enforcement members behind the McClaren election effort, in a letter send to Jack McClaren.
“I am proud of the backing of the many law enforcement professionals not only in Pinal County, but in Arizona, for my effort to return dignity and integrity to the leadership of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office,” said McClaren.
The F.O.P. endorsement adds to the endorsement by the Fire Fighters, beginning to make a solid statement by public safety professionals that only Jack McClaren can get the job done in working for a comprehensive and collaborative effort to make Pinal County safe.
The F.O.P. represents the interests of professional law enforcement officers working in Pinal County and agencies throughout the State.
Nationally, the FOP is the world's largest organization of law enforcement officers with more than 325,000 members.
According to campaign finance reports, McClaren is fund raising more than Paul Babeu by more than three times the total that Babeu brought in during the past six months.
McClaren, is a 19-year veteran of Pinal County law enforcement work who has served as the elected County Constable in Pinal County, is a 36-year county resident and U.S. Army veteran. He is a graduate of specialized government and law enforcement programs with the FBI, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. He is also a leader in the Boys and Girls Club, serving as the Board Vice President of the Apache Junction Boys and Girls Club.