Keep Chief of Police, Tony Holloway, for the St. Petersburg Police Department

Keep Chief of Police, Tony Holloway, for the St. Petersburg Police Department

“We must work to reduce crime in all corners of St. Petersburg. The recent community policing programs should continue and be expanded. Chief Holloway should be allowed to continue building on the progress that has been made and I support him staying in his role. Finally, at-risk youth prevention programs, including early learning, should be expanded in the city to increase opportunity for our youngest generation. All of these factors will reduce crime.”

Harless continued, “I believe the Police Department and Chief Holloway have done a good job in both reducing major crimes and rebuilding trust in the community. Chief Holloway’s Park, Walk, and Talk initiative has certainly improved the communication between neighborhoods and the police. Although we have a higher officer-to-resident ratio than other similar Florida cities, I believe our sworn officers have done the job in a professional way to rebuild trust.”